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 – May & Program Descriptions
Upcoming Business Presentations, Workshops, Events and Information Sessions
Meet-Up Mondays – Start-up & Business Networking
Monday 5:00pm – 6:00pm (See Calendar) | Coworking Oasis Room
This is a once a month networking session for entrepreneurs working on a venture, small business, or idea and are interested in meeting others who want to exchange information, network and meet community members, collaborate and create! Food and drink will be available for those attending this program. The business librarian will be on hand for questions.
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: 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
2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00am – 12:00am | Coworking Oasis Room
Days are subject to change – Please see a current calendar for class days/times.
*Startup School is starting again in May 2017. This facilitated class is comprised of five sessions. They include Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Creating and Shaping Ideas, Finding Customers, Building Your Product, Profitability, and Growth. Successful completion of all sessions within the class will teach participating entrepreneurs about what it is like to become an entrepreneur, how to turn your idea into something that can be marketed, and determine the types of people your idea will serve. These are facilitated lessons are designed with group discussion in mind to help those in attendance.
Registration is not required to attend the facilitated class but is recommended.
Call (928) 373-6480 or email email@example.com.
If you are an active participant of Startup School and cannot attend a session, please choose an alternate one-on-one session to catch up before the next lesson.
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