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December Artwork Exhibit at Kettle Pond Vistor Center 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Children's story hour 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Hope Valley

Bridge Club 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Monday Night Movie 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

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This week’s scheduled R.I. small business training programs


This week’s Rhode Island Small Business Association training events:

Tuesday

Small Business 101, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, at Rogers Free Library, 525 Hope St. in Bristol. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is free. To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Do you already have a business and need a little guidance? Are you considering a small business loan? Want to get involved with government contracting? Just looking for a place to get some answers or bounce an idea off of someone? Attend this seminar and discover a world of resources for you and your business.

The Complete A-Z Guide to Borrowing Money for Your Small Business, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SEED Corporation and Pawtucket Credit Union, at the West Warwick Public Library, 1043 Main St. in West Warwick. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is free. To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

There are seemingly countless options out there when it comes to financing for your business. Join us as SBA lending experts, as well as loan officers from area lenders, sit down and walk you through all of your options and talk about what they look for when making a loan. Let these experts help you decide what options best suits your business.

Wednesday

Small Business 101, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, at the Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road in Exeter. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon and is free. To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

Grow Your Business With Email and Social Media, from the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center and the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, at the East Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16 Cutler St. in Warren from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is free. To register, visit www.risbdc.org or call 401-598-2702.

In this workshop, small businesses and nonprofit organizations will learn easy-to-implement tactics for creating and measuring marketing campaigns without spending a lot of time or money.

Thursday

It’s Who You Know That Counts: 6 Keys to Power Networking for Your Small Business, from the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, at the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St. in Pawtucket. The program runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is free. To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

Bob Salvas, a local director in BNI (Business Networking International), has been successfully networking for years. Come to this seminar and learn the real benefits of networking, how to go about it and where you should look to invest your networking time.

Small Business 101, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road in Middletown. The program runs from 1 to 2:30 pm and is free. To register, email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov or call 401-528-4561.

Friday

How to Explore Entrepreneurship, from the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. in Providence. The program runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and is free. To register, visit cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800.

As part of this workshop, you will explore the process and learn about the risks and rewards of starting up your own business; discuss your specific business ideas and needs with a program manager; get an overview of various resources at CWE and elsewhere to help you succeed; and hear success stories of women who have worked with CWE and are now thriving in the business world.



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