Milton Public Library

Small Business Workshops

September & October Workshops
New Location: Woodlawn Public Library!
Bear, Dover, Georgetown, Milton, Wilmington & Woodlawn Public Libraries


Working the “Gig” Economy as an Independent Contractor or Consultant

September 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Presented by Janet Wurtzel of the Inspiration Space @ Delaware Libraries

In the new “gig” economy, jobs are replaced with temporary positions filled by independent contractors and consultants. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. Are you ready to work a “gig”? This workshop highlights differences between being an employee and working as an independent contractor or consultant. Covered topics include compensation considerations, benefits package, possible expenses and finding customers.


The 5 C’s of Credit: the factors lenders use to make loan decisions

September 27 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Presented by Michael Alles of Finanta

Do you know what lenders consider when evaluating a loan request? Applying for a loan can feel like a strange, counter intuitive and invasive process that is beyond our control. This workshop provides the tools needed to prepare a loan package in order to access the capital to start, sustain and grow your business. Learn the 5 C’s of Credit and what is needed to get your loan request approved.


Cybersecurity Threat Prevention for Your Business

October 4 @ 10:30 AM

Presented by Jon Bell of The Better Business Bureau

Almost every business needs an online presence to connect with customers. Are you protecting your business and your customers by using the latest cybersecurity tools and best practices? Learn about the top scams and schemes and how to stay ahead of the threats that could impact your business.


Maintain Your Sanity Through Your Workday!

October 11 @ 10:30 AM

Presented by Mia Muratori, MFA, RTA, Behavioral Dynamics Consultant 

Take a few deep breaths while you practice some efficient and effective mental hygiene exercises to help you maintain your sanity. Identify the state of mind that offers you the power, ease and freedom to be at your best and learn how to make it your default setting. Whether you regularly practice meditation or are a beginner, tips on how to make a quick mental adjustment while you work will improve your day.


So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur

October 18 @ 10:30 AM (No Georgetown or Milton)

Presented by SCORE Volunteer, Tom Ziemianski

This introduction to small business ownership is part of the series SCORE at the Inspiration Space to assist new entrepreneurs anticipating starting a new venture. We will test to see if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur and explore the viability and challenges associated with starting a business.


Numbers You Need to Know

October 25 @ 10:30 AM

Presented by James A. Whisman, Jr., CPA, CFP, AEP, CLU of Colonial Financial & Tax Services LLC

Budget, cash flow and break-even point. You have probably heard those terms but may not understand what they mean, why they are important and how to compute them. Learn why you need to know these numbers to manage your business and get step-by-step instructions to calculate them for your business.


Please be respectful of the presenter by being on time at 10:30 AM.

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