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Library taking reservations for small business workshop
Library taking reservations for small business workshop

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. -- Registration is now open for an entrepreneur and business workshop at the Loutit District Library (LDL), Saturday, May 19 that would  help anyone realize their dream of owning and running their own business.

Muskegon Community College business instructor Tom Schurino presents his three-hour workshop entitled How to Start Your Own Small Business in Michigan. Schurino 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.

The workshop runs from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in LDL’s Program Room A and is limited to 60 people. A $10 registration fee covers program materials. To register, visit LDL’s Public Computing on the lower level. Payment is due at the time of registration.

For more information, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 214.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library 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.