Library to Host Seminar May 23 on Starting and Managing a Business

 On Thursday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m., the Bayonne Free Public Library and Cultural Center will host a seminar entitled “Starting and Managing a Successful Business.”  Frank Dunne of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), a national non-profit organization, will offer the program.  The seminar is free and open to the public.  It will take place in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library, which is located at 31st Street and Avenue C. 

Mayor Mark A. Smith said, “Small business plays a vital role in Bayonne’s economy, providing consumer goods, professional services, and jobs to our residents.  The City of Bayonne is committed to helping small business prosper.  We welcome new enterprise to our community, and hope that many aspiring local businessmen and women will attend this important seminar.” 

SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals.  The organization has a network of more than 12,000 volunteers.  It is supported by the federal Small Business Administration (SBA).  SCORE offers free mentors, counseling, workshops, tips, and templates. 

The presentation will address factors leading to the success and failure of new businesses; market research; preparing and following a business plan; how and where to register and get licensed; advertising and publicity; record keeping and tax obligations; how to define and reach one’s market; insurance considerations; sources of financing; and legal requirements.

Registration for the event is suggested, but is not required.  In order to get a better idea of attendance, the library asks that you call 201-858-6980, or e-mail, if you plan to attend.