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
2018 Oasis Calendar – January & 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 Business Assistance
Drop-In Business Assistance is offered on Mondays each month and are designated as open walk-in hours from 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm at the Yuma County Main Library. Ask for Andrew Zollman for assistance. This program offers help to find business resources or information, use the libraries business database ReferenceUSA, or to ask reference questions related to business development.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
1st & 3rd Friday 2:00pm – 4:30pm | 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. This is accomplished through the development of facilitated workshops that teach 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 customers and markets.
By Appointment – Call (928) 373-6480 or email email@example.com 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