Founder of classic car shows will discuss business strategy

In recognition of Money Smart Week from April 22-29, the Old Bridge Public Library will offer prospective entrepreneurs a workshop on how to successfully evolve a hobby into a business.

The “Turning a Hobby into a Business” program at 3 p.m. on April 22 will offer tips on how to proceed, and suggestions on how to develop a solid business plan. It will be presented by Steven Mamakas, founder of Kroozin Productions, and executive officer of the Old Bridge Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.

The session will examine how Mamakas’ interest in cars and automotive preservation developed into a successful event, vintage and classic car show productions business. He will discuss the challenges he faced, start-up insights and research, business plan development and marketing.

Attendees will receive handouts to use after the workshop, and representations from Middlesex County workforce development will also be on site to lend guidance.

The Old Bridge Library is located at 1 Old Bridge Plaza in the municipal center. For more information, call 732-721-5600, ext. 5033.