Are you someone who has an idea for an online business but need help getting it off the ground?
Do you have a product already but don’t know how to move it online?
This new program could be solution!
The Spring 2022 Make to Sell cohort will be accepting 8-10 individuals who would like to start an e-commerce business.
Members of this cohort will use our onsite maker space to:
- Design merchandise
- Make prototypes
- Create marketing materials
- Build your business by taking coursework
- Participate in mentoring office hours
- Access the free digital resources available at the library
We will offer a series of classes specifically for this group over the course of the cohort. Incentives will be given to those who participate!
There will also be supplemental (though not required courses)
March 3, 5:30-7:30 pm: Building a Business Plan Using Gale Business Plan Builder
April 6, 6-7 pm: Creating an LLC
April 28, 6-7 pm: Setting up Square, CashApp, etc.
May 5, 5:30-7:30 pm: Buying a Domain and Starting Your Website
May 19, 5:30-7:30 pm: Building a Website (Part 2)
Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of these, and other classes taught by the EIR, CIR, and Ives Squared Staff.
Each participant will be assigned a personal “coach,” a member of the Ives Squared team (including the EIR and CIR), who will assist and cheerlead you throughout the process, helping to ensure benchmarks are met, making referrals for office hours and/ or mentoring with outside experts as needed, and working through any obstacles that might arise.
For more information, visit http://nhfpl.org/maketosell