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
2016 Oasis Calendar – June & Program Descriptions
Coworking Oasis Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/Yuma-Library-Coworking-Oasis/
Upcoming Business Presentations, Workshops, Events and Information Sessions
Meet-Up Mondays – Start-up & Business Networking
Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Learn about what the Coworking Oasis can do for you to turn your idea or innovation into a startup and eventually a small business. This is a drop-in program that repeats each week. If you cant make it to a Meet-Up Monday session, please contact me to ask questions or to meet at another time.
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 Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Looking for assistance help to land a job? Stop by for resume help, cover letter help, interview tips, job search assistance, and additional community resources.
Online Business Video Training
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
Join a library staff member and watch online videos, training, classes, and webinars on various business topics. You pick the topic to watch, discuss, and ask questions. This is a drop-in program.
Entrepreneurship Outreach Network (ASU) Startup School
2nd & 4th Thursdays 5:30pm – 7:00pm | Coworking Oasis Room
*Startup School is starting again in June. Stage One is comprised of five lessons. They include customer development, enterprise development, and team development. Successful completion of all units within Stage One 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.
Information on follow up lessons:
ASU Startup School Flyer – Stage 1 – Lesson 1 – Introduction to Entrepreneurshipship
Registration is not required to attend the facilitated class but is recommended.
Call (928) 373-6480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Unable to attend the facilitated class? Startup School offers an online companion for those who cannot attend. There is no fee to participate in the online classes. All of the online course material follows closely with the facilitated class. Startup School – CE Sign Up Directions
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