Library offers business classes

The Anoka County Library is presenting three classes in September and October for entrepreneurs, small business owners and those planning to start a small business.

Classes are free to participants, but seating is limited. Registration is required. Go to or call 763-717-3267 to register.

“Supporting businesses and growing jobs is a priority in Anoka County,” said Anoka County Commissioner Robyn West.

“Nurturing our entrepreneurs and existing businesses will help them compete and foster even more economic development.”

Three classes have been scheduled, two at the Northtown Library, 711 County Road 10 N.E., Blaine, and one at the Centennial Library, 100 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines.

• Business Survival Skills – Learn how to survive and thrive in business by understanding the time, energy and financial commitments needed to launch and fund a new business. Offered at Northtown Library Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• How to Write a Business Plan – Explore the components of a business plan that can distinguish a business in a positive, concise and persuasive way, with tips for planning a feasible and viable business model. Offered at Centennial Library Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• How to Get a Lender to Say Yes –  Get tips on small business financing, underwriting guidelines that determine whether a loan will be approved, as well as what makes an effective business loan proposal. Offered at Northtown Library Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 763-717-3267 or visit