In celebration of  Women’s History Month, the Fayetteville Public Library is partnering with the Startup Junkie Foundation, a local community group that empowers entrepreneurs and innovators, to present this program. In this session Startup Junkie's Executive Consultant Martha Londagin will review the Lean Canvas design for starting any small business be it a "side hustle" started while still employed, a small sole-proprietorship d/b/a model, or an official LLC startup entity.

Basic topics such as owner experience and passion for the industry chosen, business structure, first steps to take as a road map, funding ideas, low or no-cost marketing ideas, personal testing of the consumer or client market base will be discussed. Networking opportunity available before and afterward. 

Registration is required and will begin on January 15th.

Martha Londagin is an Executive Consultant with the Startup Junkie Foundation. She consults with small business owners and entrepreneurs in the region regarding all aspects of starting a business or growing their current businesses and maintaining economic viability. She is a community collaborator with multiple NWA groups that support the NWA entrepreneur ecosystem. She is a former Vice-President small business banker with Legacy National Bank in Springdale, Arkansas where she worked with small business owners seeking loans and lines of credit through the US Small Business Administration loan program and conventional in-house loan products as well. She holds a Secondary Education bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and is a graduate of the School of Law at the University of Arkansas. Martha is a Siloam Springs High School graduate and is a currently licensed attorney in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She actively practiced law in the two-state region in the business law arena for over 15 years prior to her position as a Walton College ASBTDC business consultant. There she served hundreds of small businesses and the public in the NWA eight-county region for four years with public training and consulting. 

For more information on Martha Londagin and the Start-Up Junkie Foundation, please visit: https://www.startupjunkie.org/

If you are unable to attend this event in person, it will be available for viewing and replay via our FPL Livestream page at https://livestream.com/faylib.