145 Harlow St.
Bangor, Maine, 04401
The Bangor Public Library and SCORE Bangor will host a session on library resources that can help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to start, manage, and grow their businesses.
**Please Note: This program will be held in-person in the Board Room at the Bangor Public Library, and participants will also be available to attend virtually via Zoom, on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00-1:00 PM.**
Guest speaker TJ Pridell will host an interactive lead-generation marketing seminar tailored to the local business community using Reference Solutions, an online provider of business and consumer research accessible freely to all Bangor Public Library cardholders. This program teaches business owners and sales & marketing representatives how to identify their vertical market and generate sales leads based on which community is most likely to buy their products and services. Other concepts taught through the database include competitive analysis, market research, and varying outreach methods to attract new and existing customers.
Reference Solutions helps library users create effective marketing plans, conduct essential competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people in order to expand & grow their book of business. The online database provides real-time access to more than 44 million businesses and 270 million consumers. Bangor Public Library cardholders may access this resource's ten detailed information modules from the library or at home, at work, or anywhere with internet access. Users can select a location and radius to search through a database of millions of businesses and locate direct business contact names. Many entries also include links to job postings.
Hannah Cyrus, Digital Media Librarian, will also share other resources that the library provides for business owners and entrepreneurs, and how to sign up for a free library card. Mentors from the Bangor chapter of SCORE, which provides clients with assistance and easy access to a wide range of business and financial expertise that can be directly applied to an existing business or new business idea, will be in attendance to share information about their services.
This event is co-sponsored by the library and SCORE Bangor. The program is free, but advance registration is required for both in-person and remote attendees.