FRAMINGHAM – Do you have a great idea for a small business? Are you struggling on how to grow your small business?
Then the Framingham Library has a new workshop series to help you.
Tuesday night, the main Framingham Library will host the first in a series of entrepreneur workshops.
The first workshop, which starts at 7 p.m. in the main Framingham Library will focus on the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and the marketplace for startup businesses.
Participants will discuss their startup ideas and learn to apply the basic framework known as ‘Business Model Canvas’ to help them focus their efforts on the key steps and activities necessary at the earliest stages of startup business development.
The workshop will also highlight the importance of a well-crafted pitch deck, essential to promoting their ideas to potential investors, partners, and future hired employees.
The free workshop will be led by Mark Hardie, a serial entrepreneur and start-up veteran with a passion for innovation.
The Framingham State University’s Innovation Center’s hybrid model is similar to a startup incubator concept Hardie developed and pitched to area venture capital investors.
The son of two teachers, he has taught and lectured on technology issues at Harvard, MIT, University of Virginia, and University of Hartford.
He is a career-long mentor at the MIT Sloan School and currently a Career Coach at Harvard Business School, working with start-up teams, founders and would-be entrepreneurs.