JAMESTOWN – A business development specialist for Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. (CODI) will speak at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Prendergast Library about help available for individuals who meet eligibility requirements and want to start or expand a home-based business.
Presenter Carol Ford will focus on the Cottage Industry Program and touch on other business services such as technical assistance, business lending, and entrepreneurial education provided by Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
A cottage industry is defined as a home-based rather than factory-based business, such as baking goods at home and selling to area restaurants. Spending on gas and other work-related expenses may be less, but start-up costs such as Internet service, electricity, equipment purchase and advertising might seem prohibitive.
Her presentations April 11 are free and open to the public. For information, call Ms. Ford at 661-9430 or the library at 484-7135. Prendergast Library is located at 509 Cherry St., Jamestown.