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Events at the Beaverton City Library:

Entrepreneurship Clinic: Small Business Speed Coaching Held on the third Wednesday of every month, 2-4 PM 

Whether you are starting or growing a business, attend speed-coaching sessions where lenders, counselors and business info experts will move you to the next step to success. Representatives are from Beaverton City Library, SCORE, and Impact Beaverton. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Entrepreneurship Clinic Flyer (pdf)

Ask a Law Librarian Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month, 3-7 PM

What can or can't my landlord do? What rights do I have when speaking with the police? What will happen to my parents' house when they pass away? Librarians from the Washington County Law Library can provide legal reference assistance and access to legal information resources. Note: Library staff may not engage in the practice of law, so are prohibited from interpreting legal materials or advising patrons on their legal right.

Small Business Class Series presented by Portland SCORE

Basic Bookkeeping Tuesday, August 6, 6-8 PM, Meeting Room A

Your time is vastly more valuable going after sales than it is spent on dealing with your books and cashflow recordkeeping issues. This workshop is a great review of things you need to get a handle on to help keep your business machine humming and less mired in non-productive work. Presenter Barry Robertson has over 30 years’ extensive experience as a financial and management professional in the hospitality and gaming industries. He has worked for several leading companies in these industries, spread over seven countries and four continents. Barry has been a volunteer mentor with SCORE® Portland since 2009. Portland SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Registration is free:

Social Media Basics for Small Business Tuesday, August 20, 6-8 PM, Meeting Room A

Presented by Stacey McCormack, this workshop offers an introduction to the top five social media channels for small business, along with the top five local business listings to generate increased marketing exposure for your business. We'll review the unique strengths and weaknesses of each social media channel, compare and contrast audience size and demographics, and review when/why/how each channel is used. Additionally, we'll review simple tips and little-known tricks to optimize your social media channels for greatest marketing advantage. Portland SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to the formation, growth, and success of small businesses. Registration is free

Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Why It's Important Tuesday, September 10, 6-7:30 PM, Meeting Room A

Marilyn Scott will explain the nuts and bolts of strategic planning for nonprofits, offering proven methods that work for many types of organizations. Practical exercises will help you understand the most important components and who should be involved. Plus, learn how you can use written plans to track progress against goals. Time for Q&A.

Marilyn Scott is the district director of SCORE a retired Intel Manager. Her professional background is in organization development, human resources, communication and management effectiveness. Prior to Intel, she was an HR Director for the American Red Cross. Registration is Free

Import/Export Documentation and Procedures Monday, October 21, 6-7:30 PM, Cathy Stanton Conference Room

Have you ever thought about Exporting and Importing, but felt lost as to how to do this? Fear no more - Tekle Sebhatu has years of experience and will ease you into this and give you the tools to make this happen! Registration is Free.

See our Events Calendar for a full listing of events.