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My Town Grand Haven: Library taking reservations for Small Business Workshop
My Town Grand Haven: Library taking reservations for Small Business Workshop

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Registration is now open at the Loutit District Library for a free entrepreneur and business workshop presented by Muskegon Community College business professor Tom Schurino that would help anyone realize their dream of owning and running their own business.

Schurino’s workshop titled, "How to Start Your Own Small Business in Michigan"  will be presented on Saturday, June 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the library’s program room A. To register, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 232.

The workshop will cover the wide range of government and legal requirements that apply to starting a small business. Topics to be covered include: legal structure, business taxes, employment issues; registration and licenses, small business loans and the SBA; the business plan; government resources, and small business marketing strategies.

Schurino is the past director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center for the Muskegon and Flint Michigan Chambers of Commerce. He also served as the director for the International Trade and Development Center for Riverside California Community College and is the former Executive Director for The Corning New York Chamber of Commerce. He holds a M.A. degree in education from California State University Long Beach and a BBA degree in business administration from Western Michigan University.

He recently completed a Fulbright research trip to Africa with the Midwest Institute for International-Intercultural Education, where he visited small business enterprise projects in Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland. Schurino currently teaches International Business at Muskegon Community College.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 222.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven, Michigan. LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 145,581 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.