Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden's Small Business Opportunity Program, Business with Baton Rouge, will begin its 2014 Next Level Training Education series next week with a free workshop on legal strategies.

The workshop will happen on Jan. 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Goodwood Library, 7711, Goodwood Blvd.

Hosted by veteran attorney with the Edwards Law Group Monique Edwards, "Legal Strategies for Business Success" will focus on legal situations that small businesses may encounter, as well as possible solutions. It's the first of five educational training programs that are designed to help local established entrepreneurs advance their business.

Other programs in the Next Level Training Education Series, which is co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, a nonprofit organization that mentors small businesses, are:

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