January 2015 - Marinette County Consolidated Libraries

Growing Your Own Small Business to be presented by Kim Schuster at Niagara Public Library

“Do you have an idea or hobby that you would like to turn into a business? Or do you own a small business that you would like to expand?”

Join us at the Niagara Public Library on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. for a hands-on program featuring the basics of starting your own small business.  Bring your ideas, skills, or hobbies and learn how to turn them into full time or part time small businesses.

The program will feature examples and demonstrations (including equipment and products) of real businesses such as spray tanning, soap making, industrial manufactured products, natural handmade beauty products, book writing and more.

Learn tips for success as well as how to avoid common pitfalls of owning your own business.  The audience will receive products samples from some of the featured businesses as well as hand-outs featuring small business basics.

Kim grew up in a family of inventors and entrepreneurs which gave her the desire to run her own business.  “I started out making my own products to sell at the age of ten in my grandma’s gift shop.  My brothers and I were paid five cents a mouse to trap mice in the garage, which created a competition of who could build a better mousetrap.  I also operated my own part time photography business in high school,” Kim said.

Kim continued,”My dad has owned businesses ranging from photography to manufacturing Air Foils for dragsters in our garage.  My parents have owned a successful industrial manufacturing business (screw-feeding machines) for 40 years.  I went back to school to get my degree in business so I could work for my family’s business.  I also own a small business that features handmade natural beauty products including hand-made soap.  I love to share my knowledge and experience with people that have a dream of owning their own business.

For more information, contact Bruce Darne at 715-251-3236.

Super Bowl Fundraiser for Niagara Public Library

The Niagara Public Library, along with the Friends of the Niagara Library, will hold a Super Bowl Tailgate Cook Out Fundraiser on Friday, January 30th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Forward Financial Credit Union in Niagara.  Brats, hot dogs, dessert and refreshments will be available for purchase.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to purchase a new children’s computer and help offset costs of upcoming presentations.  Some of the featured programs will be Sonny Longtine who will do a program on Upper Peninsula murders and a raptor program presented by Raptor Education Group, Inc.

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