July 13, 2021

1:00 PM

Sell Online with eCommerce Tools

Learn how to sell your products online for free with Google My Business and Merchant Center. In the Grow with Google virtual workshop led by a Google-supported trainer, you will discover how you can sell on your website using an eCommerce store built with Shopify and learn more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Sell Online with eCommerce Tools is brought to you by Ascension Parish Library and co-sponsored by a Libraries Lead with Digital Skills grant through the Grow with Google Partner Program and the Public Library Association.

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Dave Delaney

Google-supported Trainer

August 18, 2021

1:00 PM

Starting and Financing a Small Business

Do you have a new business idea or want to learn more about starting a small business? Join the Ascension Parish Library for this virtual small business presentation designed for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start and run a successful small business.


Presenter Sonia Wilson, business consultant with Louisiana Small Business Development Center, will focus on helping participants learn how to determine the feasibility of their idea as well as how to obtain a small business loan. Topics of discussion include: the purpose of developing a feasible business plan; assessing business risks; marketing strategy development; management planning; financial planning; identifying sources of funds for business start-up; the do’s and don'ts of borrowing money; the loan application process; and the key resources available to get assistance.  

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Sonia Wilson

Business Consultant