Shreve Memorial Library Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch will celebrate Black Business Month with a lecture series featuring guest speakers and community organizations. Black Business Month is recognized each August as a way to bring attention to and celebrate black-owned businesses. The lecture series will cover topics such as how to start a business and how credit may affect your business ventures. Lectures will take place on Monday evenings at the Cedar Grove-Line Avenue Branch, located at 8303 Line Avenue.
On Monday, August 8, Ebonee Norris and Audrius Reed of the Shreveport Bar Foundation will lead a discussion on all there is to know about starting a business. Norris and Reed will cover the legal aspects of starting a business or growing an existing hobby or side job into a profitable business. The lecture is open to all who are interested in learning more and will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Representatives from Regions Bank will visit the branch on Monday, August 15 to lead a discussion on the implications of credit and credit scores on business. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will cover topics such as what is credit, why credit is important, and how your personal credit can affect your business.
Both lectures are free and open to the public. Registration is not required to attend.