THE WEEK AHEAD
ONLINE: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY START A SMALL BUSINESS
Learn what you need to know when starting a small business. Topics include business types, government regulations, writing a business plan, basic tax information, and financing your business, 11 a.m.-noon, presented by Farmingdale Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, free, register for a link at farmingdale.edu/sbdc, 934-420-2765.
ONLINE: HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
An overview of the necessary aspects to include in a business plan, details of information to include, and information on how to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure a successful start to your business, 11 a.m.-noon, presented by Farmingdale Small Business Development Center at Farmingdale State College, free, register for a link at farmingdale.edu/sbdc, 934-420-2765.
INTRO TO ATOZDATABASES | Farmingdale
Learn the basics of how to use AtoZdatabases for research, marketing, mailing list/sales leads and job searching, 7-8 p.m., Farmingdale Public Library, 116 Merritts Rd., free, register, preference given to residents, farmingdalelibrary.org, 516-249-9090.
NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER: WHAT HAS LINKEDIN DONE FOR YOU LATELY? | Lindenhurst
Learn how to build a reputation and connect with potential customers, clients and even partners, 7-8:30 p.m., Lindenhurst Memorial Library, 1 Lee Ave., free, register, for resident cardholders only, limited space, lindenhurstlibrary.org, 631-957-7755.
JOB SEEKER PREPARATION FOR JOB FAIR | Holbrook
Job seekers planning to attend the job fair being held at the library on Feb. 28 are invited to join representatives from the Suffolk County Department of Labor to help with their resumes, interview skills, and gain general job-seeking advice, 10 a.m.-noon, Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., free, register, sachemlibrary.org, 631-588-5024.
SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: MARKETING STRATEGIES | Greenlawn
Learn how to develop a marketing plan, perform market research, pricing, advertising and tracking your results, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Harborfields Public Library, 31 Broadway, free, register, harborfieldslibrary.org, 631-757-4200.
ONLINE: IDENTIFYING A LIST OF YOUR CORE COMPETENCIES AND HOW TO EXPOUND ON THEM
Discuss core competencies that you can use to show the impact you can make to a prospective employer, 1-3 p.m., hosted by Port Washington Public Library, free, register for a link at pwpl.org, 516-883-4400.