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City of Norman to celebrate National Small Business Week

on April 26, 2018




The City of Norman will celebrate National Small Business Week next week, April 29 through May 5. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to highlight the programs and services available to entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies.

 

From the “mom & pop shops” that line our streets to the high-tech start-ups in our research facilities, small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and preserve our community’s unique culture.

 

The City of Norman and the Pioneer Library System, in partnership with the Norman Chamber of Commerce, the Norman Economic Development Coalition, and the Norman Transcript, will host a Small Business Start-up workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs on Tuesday. The free workshop will be held in the Lowry Room in the Norman Central Library (225 North Webster).  The morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, will include details on the business start-up process and a panel of local resource providers including the SBA, SCORE, the Small Business Development Center, REI Oklahoma, and Moore-Norman Technology Center. The afternoon session, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., will focus on business and financial planning.

 

Both sessions are free to attend and attendees may attend one or both sessions. Advanced registration is required. Please register by visiting the Pioneer Library System’s website at http://pioneer.libnet.info/event/568484.

 

For more information, please contact Laura Callaham at lcallaham@pioneerlibrarysystem.org or Sara Kaplan at sara.kaplan@normanok.gov at 405-366-5257.