County library is offering classes for business owners

The Anoka County Library is presenting two classes in March and April for entrepreneurs, small business owners and those planning to start a small business. Classes are free, but seating is limited.

“As a small business owner I know how important it is to have a plan for your business and stick to it,” said Anoka County Commissioner Scott Schulte. “These classes can help you develop your business plan and put it into action.”

• Promote Your Business with Facebook, Johnsville Library, Monday, March 18, 6 to 8 p.m. Learn how to set up a business Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow a fan base and set up editorial calendars. Bringing a laptop is suggested, but not required. Go to or call 763-767-3853 to register.

• How to Write a Business Plan, Mississippi Library, Wednesday, April 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 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. Go to or call 763-571-1934 to register.

“Starting a small business takes a lot of hard work,” said Anoka County Library Board Vice President Melanie Keister.

“Learn how to plan for your business and how to promote it at these free and informative classes.”

The classes are presented by Women Venture and Twin Cities Media Alliance and are funded by MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency).

For more information about these classes and other library programs, call 763-712-2322 or visit

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