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Build Your Own Minecraft Server

At this program, brought to our library by Kidpreneur, kids aged 9-13 will learn how to build, maintain and update their own Minecraft server. They will focus on building a server by installing a GUI and configuring port forwarding on modem; learn administrator/OP commands like white list, banning users, giving items and more; updating the server and adding important plugins. No coding skill is required. All attendees must bring their own PC/Mac laptop and have an active Minecraft account. This program takes place on Saturday, July 12 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Registration for this program begins on May 29.   

Kidpreneur offers an environment for learning skills in coding, robotics, web design and more that is taught by top practitioners with real-world experience. By providing a space that encourages entrepreneurship, mentoring young thinkers, and collaboration, Kidpreneur cultivates a community of like-minded kids united by common goals, similar interests, and the occassional gaming challenges.

Business Research: Feasibility and Growth for Growing Businesses

Are you thinking of starting your own business and want to research your business idea? Are you a business owner who wants to benchmark your profit margin and other measures against similar size businesses in your industry? Do you want to know about market trends and opportunities to grow your sales?

Join us  here at CPL on Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 PM, as Karen Bitterle of the Schoolcraft College Business Development Center highlights the best business research resources for small businesses. Please note: Registration is required through Schoolcraft College.

Is Email Marketing Right For Your Business?

Building relationships is key to every business and determining the right marketing connection is essential. Email marketing is one of the many ways to enhance communication with your customer to build loyalty.  Join us on May 5 from 7:00-8:00 PM as Tamara Jaros of Independently Yours, LLC presents how to understand the advantages and challenges of email marketing as well as sharing best practices and other helpful tips. 
No registration required.

May Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not 
sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on 
SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and 
receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned 
professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please 
contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Counseling With SCORE - CANCELLED

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, April 10 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Understanding Financial Statements

If you are a small business owner or manager, financial statements can be a constant source of stress if you are not financially literate. Join us on Monday April 7 from 7:00-8:00 PM as we invite SCORE to explain what financial statements are, understand what they say and mean, and how to use them to start, manage, and grow your business. No registration required.

March Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not 
sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on 
Thursday, March 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from 
SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and 
receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned 
professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please 
contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

How to Really Start Your Own Business

In this program presented by SCORE, you’ll find topics ranging from testing your business idea to creating a plan, structuring your company, and building a successful team. Use the tips and tactics from to increase your knowledge of cash control, financial  management, funding a business, building business credit, and many other vital topics for new entrepreneurs. 

Join us on Monday, March 3 from 7-8:30 PM.  No registration required.

February Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, February 13 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Canton Seniors Book Discussion: March 27, 2014

March 27    

Detroit: an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to Detroit's fate, his family's, and his own. Detroit has gone through good times, 'the Arsenal of Democracy' and bad times and right now everyone's wondering what its' fate will be.

Small Business Saturday is November 30th

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. It's Small Business Saturday®, and this year it’s happening on November 30th. Remember that while shopping small can help boost the economy, shopping local can also help the environment.

Credit Ratings with SCORE

If you are business owner, a credit score can affect the success of your business. Join us on Thursday, November 7 from 6:30-7:30 PM as we invite SCORE to explain how your personal credit score is calculated and how to improve it. Establishing credit for a business and how to get a business loan will also be covered. No registration required.

November Counseling Sessions with SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, November 14 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional. To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Financing Options For Your Small Business

Together with SCORE, representatives from the Michigan Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) and TCF Bank will offer insights into the requirements for various types of loans and alternate financing methods at this workshop. Join us Thursday, October 24 from 6:30-7:30 PM. No registration required.

October Counseling Sessions With SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, October 10 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Getting Things Done with Lara Galloway

Too much to do, not enough time? Get a grip on your time at this helpful program, led by Lara Galloway, the MomBizCoach. Learn the principles of managing your priorities and your time as an entrepreneur and avoid the pitfalls and time sucks that rob you of getting things accomplished. These techniques are helpful to anyone wanting learn time management skills. Join us Wednesday, October 23, 1:30-2:30 PM.

September Counseling Sessions With SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (previously Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional.

To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa (epkrupa@yahoo.com).

Understanding Financial Statements

If you are a small business owner or manager, financial statements can be a constant source of stress if you are not financially literate. Join us on Thursday, September 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM as we invite SCORE to explain what financial statements are, understand what they say and mean, and how to use them to start, manage, and grow your business. No registration required.