A lot of people want to be in business for themselves but they don’t always know where to start. Well, as is often the case, the best place to start is at the library.
On Saturday, April 16, the Greater Princeton Area SCORE chapter and the Princeton Public Library will host the third Small Business Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first floor community room of the library at 65 Witherspoon Street. The fair is free to attend. For more information visit www.scoreprinceton.org.
The event is designed as a one-stop shop of ideas and resources for people looking to start, build, or improve their businesses. The primary purpose of this event is to connect small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs with the agencies and organizations that can help, such as financial institutions, networking groups, and media outlets.
Expected to be on hand to answer questions are representatives from PNC Bank; Magyar Bank; Bank of Princeton, the law firm of Stark & Stark; business consulting group FranNet; the Small Business Association; the NJ Economic Development Authority; the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners.
Also the Mercer and Princeton regional chambers of commerce; At Home Tax Pros; the MacLean Agency, a financial services firm; Heartland Systems, a payment processing firm; and the NJ Office of the Secretary of State.
U.S. 1 will be represented by editor and publisher Richard K. Rein, who will show how U.S. 1 is transforming itself into a multi-platform media company, with its print publications working in conjunction with websites — including princetoninfo.com and PrincetonDeals.biz — and social media applications, including Twitter and Facebook.
Library staff will also be on hand to demonstrate the business databases and resources at the library to support small businesses.