Business & Career Library

PowerUP! Competition: Classes

All Brooklyn Public Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 27th for Thanksgiving.

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The PowerUP! Competition offers classes in writing, researching and creating the financials for a business plan. All participants are required to take three of the four classes offered. The Financial Projections Class is mandatory. Even if you participated in previous years, you MUST follow this rule.

All team members may attend the classes and all may attend all four classes. Due to limited space, please do not attend the same class more than once.

In addition to attending class, you are required to complete a short evaluation.  After attending a class, fill out the appropriate online evaluation in the Classes & Consultation Round of Review Room. 

Download a copy of the class schedule. The PowerPoint presentations made for each class will be available online after the class has met. To access the presentation, click on the name of the class.

Presentations for the June Market Research classes (which are NOT required) are found in the "PowerUP! Downloads" section of this site. www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/business/powerup/files

All Classes are in The Dweck Auditorium
Central Library – Grand Army Plaza

Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, May 6                      9:00 – 10:30 am
Thursday, May 15                   6:30 – 8:00 pm

Instructors:  Kobla Asamoah, St. Nicks Allicance
                   Isaac Roldan, CAMBA

Your Marketing Plan

Wednesday, May 14               9:00 – 10:30 am
Tuesday, June 3                       6:30 – 8:00 pm

Instructor:       Jennefer Gustafsson, LDC of ENY

Business Plan Resources
To access the presentation for this class, please go to the "Resources" section in your Review Room account. 

Monday, May 19                     6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 3                       9:00 – 10:30 am

Instructions:  Business & Career Library Staff

Financial Projections Presentation    Financial Spreadsheet

Tuesday, May 20                     9:00 – 10:30 am
Wednesday, June 4              6:30 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, June 10                   6:30 – 8:00 pm

Instructors:  Joan Bartolomeo, Signature Bank
                   Loris Crawford, Women’s Business Initiative