Business events on Long Island for the week beginning May 2, 2011.
NEW PRODUCT IDEAS | Farmingdale
“Business Plans for New Product Ideas or Service,” topics include how to research and prepare to start your business, writing a business plan, protecting your idea and more, preregister, 7-10 p.m., Farmingdale State College, Route 110, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., $12, 631-420-2765.
QUICKBOOKS FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNER | Dix Hills
A certified public accountant will be available to answer QuickBooks and accounting questions, for entrepreneurs and small business owners, refreshments served, registration required, 7 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, 631-421-4530.
SEMINAR: STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS AND PERSONAL SUCCESS | Huntington
Huntington Chamber Education Committee hosts an informative series of seminars to help you and your business grow, 5-part series, different topic each session, reserve, 8-10 a.m., Mac’s Steakhouse, 12 Gerard St., free, huntingtonchamber.com, 631-423-6100.
WEDNESDAY FINDING CUSTOMERS THROUGH EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
An Internet marketing consultant will discuss this marketing plan, for entrepreneurs and small business owners, refreshments served, registration required, 7 p.m., Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., free, hhhlibrary.org, 631-421-4530.
FINDING CUSTOMERS THROUGH EFFECTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING| Dix Hills
12 STEPS TO SUCCESS | Bethpage
Lecture “So You Want to be a Consultant?” presented by the chief engineer of On Target Technology Development, held in the Great Room, event hosted by the IEEE Consultants Network of Long Island, 7-9:30 p.m., Briarcliffe College-Bethpage, 1055 Stewart Ave., bcbeth.com, 516-378-0979.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES | Hempstead
Workshop discussing marketing a small business. For those who want to start a small business and those who already have, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Hempstead Library, 115 Nichols Ct., scorelongisland.org. free, 516-481-6990.
SOUTHAMPTON SAMPLING SHOWCASE | Southampton
Evening of networking, giveaways and refreshments sampled from numerous Hamptons businesses, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tim Burke’s, 230 Elm, 230 Elm St., $10, 631-283-0402.
THURSDAY BRANDING: WHAT? WHY? HOW? HELP!
Branding seminar, includes the steps involved, the reasons for why branding is important and the use of tag lines and logos, guest speaker Mindy Ferrentino Wolfle. Pre-registration required by email or fax, , 6:30 PM-8:30 PM. Elmont Library, 700 Hempstead Tpke., free, pre-registration required by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (516-620-6810), elmontlibrary.org, 516-851-8099.
BRANDING: WHAT? WHY? HOW? HELP!| Elmont
STARTING AND GROWING YOUR OWN BUSINESS | Dix Hills
Learn the fundamentals of setting up a business, presented by SCORE, for entrepreneurs and small business owners, refreshments served, registration required, 7:00 PM. Half Hollow Hills Community Library Dix Hills Branch, 55 Vanderbilt Pkwy., hhhlibrary.org. free, 631-421-4530.
TEAMMATES BUSINESS NETWORKING | Mineola
Brainstorm and network with other professionals and business owners every Thursday, 10:00 AM-Noon. American Red Cross in Nassau County, 195 Willis Ave., meetup.com/teammates. $5, 516-924-7999.
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