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. Small Collaboration Room & Classroom Guidelines
Coworking Oasis Programs – Days & Times
2018 Oasis Calendar – December & 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
The AWC SBDC will be on site to provide face-to-face individual and small group evaluation and guidance by counselors with real life business ownership and management experience. If you have an idea and don’t know where to start, mentoring assistance by the SBDC can help you fast-track your plans for startup and growth. Registration is not required.
Drop-In Business Assistance
Drop-In Business Assistance is offered on Mondays each month and are designated as open walk-in hours from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Yuma County Main Library. Ask for Andrew Zollman for assistance. This program offers help to find business resources or information, assistance using the library’s business database ReferenceUSA, and help answering reference questions related to business development.
Drop-In Job Help
Alternating Thursdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Job help services include resume and cover letter assistance, job searching help and interview tips. This is a walk-in service. A reservation is not required and there is no fee to receive help.
Business Skills Training
Alternating Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Drop-in to talk with the business librarian. Ask questions and use resources covering a variety of business topics. Topics are chosen by attendees for each session. The library provides content and tools from a variety of online sources and databases for training.
Entrepreneurship Outreach Network (ASU) Startup School
1st & 3rd Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm | 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.
SCORE mentors deliver FREE and confidential advice for your business needs. Whether you are a startup or existing business, our mentors will help you achieve your goals. To make an appointment to meet with a SCORE mentor, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 373-6480 to set up an appointment. Brochures with information for SCORE are available in the Coworking Oasis.
Small Business Tax Help – IRS
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Small Business Startup Help (en Español)
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