The Yuma County Library has partnered with local economic development centers and Arizona State University Entrepreneurship Outreach Network to create a collaborative work space at the Yuma County Main Library. The ‘Coworking Oasis’ hosts a variety of entrepreneurship, start-up, and small business programs for the public. Programs will be provided in the Coworking Oasis room and 2nd floor classroom depending on participant group size.
The Coworking Oasis is free and open to the public for start-up and business related activities. The space cannot be reserved by the public, and there is no time limit to use the space. If, however, there is a scheduled program on the room calendar, that is the only time the space is reserved for business programming. The area is equipped with a dedicated Wi-Fi connection with a password, a mobile dry erase board, a collaborative computer/media station, and access to library resources. If you would like to use any of the equipment found in the room please ask a library staff member for assistance.
Coworking Oasis Programs – Days & Times
2017 Oasis Calendar – November & Program Descriptions
Upcoming Business Presentations, Workshops, Events and Information Sessions
Arizona Western College – SBDC Entrepreneurship Center Mentoring
Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Drop in and talk to an economic development professional who can provide you with small business information assistance and available local resources in the Yuma area.
Drop-In Job Help
2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month 1:00pm-3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Get help with online job searches, resume writing, and other job search tools. If you have a special job/resume related topic that you need covered, send in a request by email to: email@example.com
Business Skills Training
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Use the library’s Coworking Oasis media center to watch online webinars, video training, and resources covering a variety of business topics. These tools offer an online learning portal for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. Topics are chosen by attendees to each session. The Library provides content and tools from a variety of online sources and database subscription services for training.
Entrepreneurship Outreach Network (ASU) Startup School
2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00am – 12:00am | Coworking Oasis Room
Days are subject to change – Please see a current calendar for class days/times.
The ASU Entrepreneurship Outreach Network collaborates with libraries to promote local innovation and entrepreneurship for community members looking to start a small business. Startup School is a series of facilitated workshops where entrepreneurs learn lean startup methods in order to develop a successful business. Startup School facilitated classes are delivered as a sequence of small continuing education classes designed to teach participants introductory terminology for entrepreneurship, small business basics, and current information about how to reach markets and customers.
Startup School offers a series of facilitated classes on Saturdays, twice a month, from 10:00am-12:00pm noon. The first session is provided as an Introduction to Entrepreneurship and will give an overview of the next five courses of the series.
It is recommended to attend all startup school sessions from start to finish to get the most out of this program.
By Appointment – Call (928) 373-6480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and scheduling with a SCORE member.
Small Business Tax Help – IRS
(Click on the image below for the IRS Video Portal for help and online tax videos.)
Small Business Startup Help (en Español)
(Oprima abajo para guiarse paso a paso en como crear su propio negocio.)
Small Collaboration Room & Classroom Guidelines