BEAVERTON, Ore. – Have you ever considered doing freelance work as a solo entrepreneur? Have you thought about starting your very own business? Do you wonder how to network and build your business?
You are cordially invited to join Beaverton City Library for a series of three programs by area experts on how to use, plan and market your skills. Series events will occur on Wednesday, Jan. 23, Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Feb. 27. Each event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the main library located at 12375 SW 5th St. Bring your great ideas!
Solopreneur: Being Your Own Business
Wednesday, Jan. 23 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to find and engage clients who value your craft, and strategies for freelancers, artists and other entrepreneurs to get and keep a strong client base. Presented by Jackie Babicky Peterson, Strategic Advisor for SBDC, who has spent many years as a CPA, business adviser and entrepreneur. During the last 30 years, she has coached, taught and counseled hundreds of creative and DIY entrepreneurs to financial success.
Using the Business Model Canvas for Planning Your Small Business
Wednesday, Jan. 30 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Get guidance through the mysteries of mapping out the pros and cons of starting your new business, and creating a business plan. Map out the hows, wheres and whats of your new business to begin creating your new business plan. Expert facilitator Ken Norland, principal of Tech Strategies and a SCORE volunteer, will help you explore whether your business idea will work and how to get it going.
How to Build Your Network and Prospecting Toolkit
Wednesday, Feb. 27 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Find out how to create your marketing plan, get the most from events, and build your own brand. This event is presented by Michelle Mason, hospitality expert and creator of the Beaverton Craft Beer Festival, who knows that networking is an everyday occurrence, not an individual event. Mason will explain how to best use business events and publicity for pre- and post-networking, and how to use the many prospecting resources available at Beaverton City Library.
These programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org or call 503-644-2197.
Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.