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March Events

Strategies for Funding a Start-Up Business – Sign Up Here
Starts: Tuesday, March 3, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Willow Room, 1st floor
Starting a business can be expensive. This workshop will explore funding sources as well as strategies for keeping start-up costs low. Explore documents required by lenders. Presented by David Rippe, SCORE, and Waldo Smith, Wyoming Women’s Business Center, Director of Microlending. In partnership with the SBA, SCORE, WWBC, and L2B.

Writing an Artist Statement & Biography that Makes Sense – Sign Up Here
Wednesday, March 4, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Willow Room, 1st floor
This hands-on workshop will help you write an artist statement and individual biography that positions your artistic practice and identity. Participate in step-by-step writing exercises and receive feedback from peers and the instructor. Presented by David Leavitt, SBA. In partnership with L2B.

Start Your Own Business – Sign Up Here
Tuesday, March 10, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Willow Room, 1st floor
Learn the basic steps to starting a small business in Wyoming, including evaluating the feasibility of your business concept and preparing a business plan. Presented by John Privette, Small Business Development Center, in partnership with SBDC, SBA, and L2B.

Managing Your Volunteers – Sign Up Here
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cottonwood Room, 1st floor
Learn the fundamentals for training, retaining, and engaging the best volunteers for your organization. Presented by LCLS Volunteer Coordinator Amber McDaniel in partnership with L2B.

Navigating the Road to Success in Franchising – Sign Up Here
Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Willow Room, 1st floor
Don’t start your business from scratch; find a franchise! Explore the pros and cons of franchising with Stephen Hogan, Franchise Specialist, Fran Net and Craig Hiett, a Cheyenne franchise operator. Presented in partnership with the SBA, SCORE, and L2B.

LinkedIn: Beyond the Basics – Sign Up Here
Tuesday, March 25, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Computer Classroom, 3rd floor
Explore the benefits of LinkedIn for your business. Join Paul Lindsey as he goes beyond the basics to truly enhance your business. This is a hands-on workshop. Attendees must have a working LinkedIn page and understand basic website navigation. Seating is limited!

Rachael Svoboda - Business Services Coordinator

L2B is Laramie County’s business information hub

  • Connect with local and regional economic development agencies – experts at helping you reach your goals
  • Learn new skills and network with colleagues at L2B classes and programs
  • Search databases, websites, books and articles on business, non-profit and investing topics.
  • Schedule one-on-one consultation to explore resources specific to your needs

Rachael Svoboda, Business Services Coordinator, is a graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Business and a Standing Tall Member of the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership. A Wyoming native, Rachael has working business knowledge of Casper, Laramie, Gillette and Cheyenne. She brings real-world business experience with Wyoming values to L2B.

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Stay Connected

Get a new L2B library card

  • Work on your business at the library and get extended time in the library’s Computer Center and/or use the Computer Classroom adjacent to the Computer Center (some limits apply)
  • Enjoy a free treat at the Library Cafe!
  • Meet with Rachael or attend an L2B event to get the details
Connect with L2B

Rachael Svoboda
Business Services Coordinator

Thinking About Starting a Business?

Do your homework

  • Start-up guides for a variety of businesses
  • Sample business plans online
  • Local experts on planning, market research and other topics
  • Reference USA – more than 24 million business listings and 89 million residential listings, great tools for market research


Already in Business?

Increase your effectiveness

  • Current business books and eBooks
  • Articles from leading business magazines and journals
  • Programs at networking events
  • Referrals to local business organizations
  • First Research – profiles of more than 1,000 industry segments for market analysis and company research


Working in the Nonprofit World or seeking grants?

Books and articles

  • Start a new organization
  • Improve fundraising efforts
  • Manage your board and organization

Funding Information Network (FIN) from the Foundation Center

  • More than 120,000 foundations and corporate donors
  • Grant proposal tutorials
  • Nonprofit management guides


Looking for a Job?

First job, midcareer change, seeking new opportunities, returning to the workforce

  • National, state and local employment listings
  • Books on searching, applying and interviewing for jobs
  • Job Search Basics class
  • Basic computer classes


Investing for the Future?

Make your money work for you


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