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10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Westerly

RI Blood Drive
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Westerly

Yoga for Beginners
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Charlestown

Chowder and Fritter Night
5 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Westerly

Stargazing
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Charlestown

The Foursome
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

Strength and Stability
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Charlestown

Free Income Tax Help
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Westerly

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This week’s R.I. small business training events


This week’s scheduled Rhode Island small business training programs:

Monday

• How to Start or Run a Profitable Small Business, from Prophet Share Inc. The free program runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, Building 2, Suite 5. To register, visit prophetshareri.com. If you have questions, call Dave Nash at 401-447-8000.

What will you learn? The unknown secret formula to earning substantially higher profits than others. … The 10 hottest businesses. … How to slash hundreds off your taxes. … The 20 biggest “pitfalls” in starting and running a small business. … How to price your product or service. … How to start with very little cash. … Strategic marketing planning. … Small business versus traditional marketing and advertising. … 10 website basics, and much more. Free workbook included. Presented by David Lucier, CPA.

Wednesday

• Business Planning — Accelerate Your Business, from the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd. in Providence. The program runs Wednesdays for six weeks, from 6 to 9 p.m. The fee for the six-class series is $495. Partial scholarships may be available. To register, visit cweonline.org or call 401-277-0800.

This fast-paced course is focused on developing a comprehensive business plan. Students will learn the fundamentals of the entrepreneurial education including: recognizing a real opportunity; understanding the economics of a business model; forecasting cash flows; making the decision to move forward; and financing and execution.

The coursework is well-suited for individuals currently operating an early-stage business or those planning to start a new business with a high level of business acumen gained through previous entrepreneurial experience, senior level management experience in the corporate sector, or a master’s level degree in business or a related field.

Saturday

• Accounting & Taxes for Small Business, from SCORE, at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St. in Providence. The program runs from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. and is free. To register, email pplref@provlib.org and put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line, or call 401-455-8005. Limited to 25 attendees and pre-registration is required.



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