Central Library to Host Small Business Legal Strategies Seminar on Thursday, February 25

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, the Central Library will be hosting the SCORE-sponsored small business seminar How to Use Legal Strategies to Protect Your Business. The seminar will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium, located on the 4th floor of the Linn- Henley Research Library.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=qlarezcab&oeidk=a07ec9rixveb06b329e.

The presenter for the seminar is Josh Andrews, a local Birmingham attorney who specializes in legal issues that are of concern to small business owners and entrepreneurs. A member of the Alabama State Bar since 2008, Mr. Andrews maintains the Legal to English Academy website, an important resource for e-books, webinars, and podcasts aimed at providing answers to business law questions.

Whether you are forming a new business or already running an established business, this seminar will help you develop a plan to protect your assets and investments. For further information, please contact Jim Murray in the Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by phoning 205-226-3691.

On Monday, March 7, the Birmingham Public Library will partner again with SCORE to host the free seminar Steps to Starting Your Business. The monthly series began January 4 and BPL is in discussions with SCORE to add more programs. The seminar will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium in the Linn-Henley Research Library.

Topics to be covered in each seminar will include the following:

  • Crafting a vision statement.
  • Identifying sources of funding.
  • Determining the legal structure of your business.
  • Devising a business plan.
  • Investigating sources of business and economic information.

To register, contact Valencia S. Fisher of the City of Birmingham’s Economic Development Office by e-mail at valencia.fisher@birminghamal.gov or by phone at 205-254-2799. For more information about seminars and other resources about small business development available at BPL, contact Jim Murray of Central Library’s Business, Science and Technology Department by e-mail at jmurray@bham.lib.al.us or by calling 205-226-3691.