The Hudson Library & Historical Society's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research will again be offering a mini-series of more advanced (Level II) programs for the small business community, as part of the 2014 Entrepreneurship Series. This MBA Lite four part series will have workshops through April.

"Survive and Thrive" will be the focus of this series; presenters are experts from area businesses and Kent State University. The leadoff session on Feb. 17, "Monetizing the Entrepreneurship Business Model," features Dan Quigg, CEO of Techquiti, a technology cost optimization service provider. Next on March 12 Attorney Mark Weisman will present "How to Avoid Common Entrepreneurial Legal Mistakes."

The third part will be March 18 with Stefanie Moore, assistant professor with Kent State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communications, who will present "Using Search Engine Optimization to Grow Your Business."

The final part will be April 21 when Julie Messing, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State University, presents "Strategic Partnerships for Entrepreneurs."

Registrants who attend each session in the mini-series will earn a certificate after completion. The programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. with 75 minutes of teaching time, followed by questions and answers.

The Entrepreneurship Series is made possible with a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation. Programs are free but require registration. All interested entrepreneurs are invited to register for these workshops by calling 330-653-6658, or register online at