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Events at the Beaverton City Library:

Entrepreneur Clinic: Small Business Speed Coaching Held on the third Wednesday of every month, 2-3 PM. There is no Entrepreneur Clinic in January or February.

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 and SCORE. Free and open to the public. No registration required. 

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.

Festival & Marketplace Workshop Tuesday, January 21, 12-1 PM (English), 1-2 PM (Spanish), Meeting Room A

Do you have a craft, food, or artistic talent that would benefit from selling at a festival? Join us to learn how to set up your booth/space and market your products at a festival or event. This class, taught by Carmen Madrid and Sharo Reyes, business consultants at Micro Enterprise Services Of Oregon (MESO), will cover the best ways to make your booth attractive and gain new customers. Learn which festivals are important to this area, and how to become a vendor at a festival. This program is bilingual (English and Spanish). / ¿Tienes un negocio de artesanías, comida o cualquier otro producto o servicio, quieres vender en festivales y mercados y no sabes por dónde empezar? Este taller es para ti! Aprenderás cómo hacer que tu stand luzca más atractivo, organizar tu espacio y tips para atraer nuevos clientes y mejorar tus ventas. Aprende cuáles son los festivales más importantes del área y los requisitos para ser un vendedor. Este programa es bilingüe. (inglés y español).

Gig Economy: The ABCs of Tax Planning for the (Accidentally) Self-employed Tuesday, February 11, 6-7:30 PM, Meeting Room B

Are you a gig worker? Learn about the various tax forms you need (including details about the W2 and 1099, and reporting income beyond the 1099-K.), basic rules for independent contractors, tips and tricks for tracking expenses, and pitfalls to avoid. Presenter Jenna Gonzales has seven years of experience as a tax preparer for individual and small to medium-sized business clients, including partnerships and corporations. She has provided bookkeeping and business consultation services for over a decade. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

See our Events Calendar for a full listing of events.