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At PPL we understand that the key to successful business management, sustained growth and healthy profit margins is speedy access to the best resources. It is our goal to provide reference services and library resources to help Portland area businesses succeed. PPL’s Business & Government Team manages our business resources, providing Library materials, online resources and programming on economics, business, government, demographics, law, politics, financial literacy,and career development.

For a quick overview of how PPL resources might help you research your business idea check out this Prezi!

Makers@PPL (Saturday, April 25, 11 to 4) is the first local event to celebrate maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others. Think: robots, flying helicopters, cheese tastings, blacksmithing, table saw trainings, and so much more.The event will feature several tracks based on audience interest.

The Business and Government Team is happy to share that we are featuring an Entrepreneur Track. The thought behind these informative workshops is, “So…you’ve made something. Now what?”

Read on to see what we have in store for you!

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Join us at PPL for  Money Smart Week 2015 with programming on Tues April 21, Wednesday April 22 and  Friday April 24 on a variety of financial topics from credit reports to student loans to end of life planning.

 

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startup weekend

Maine Startup & Create Week (June 22-27, 2015) is a week long event In Portland, Maine celebrating innovators, entrepreneurs & startups across Maine! This week is designed showcase Maine’s vibrant, growing startup community to the greater Maine community and to visiting guests from around the country.

The week will feature workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies. It’s a frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. At the end of the week, you will be better prepared to navigate the chaotic, fun world of the startups! Stay tuned  for more info!

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Finance & Financial Literacy
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Sometimes we all need help understanding money. PPL provides effective, unbiased financial and investor information through our print collections and online databases like Morningstar Investment Research Center and Value Line. PPL’s Value Line subscription also offers access to  The Small and Mid-Cap Survey. In collaboration with KeyBank, PPL also offers programs on financial topics throughout the year – with the highlight being Money Smart Week each April.

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Business Management
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Find the information you need to run your business in today’s competitive market. PPL has resources to help you write business plans, utilize social media, lead effectively, increase sales, stay on top of record keeping, recruit and  retain the best talent, and much more!

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Choose Civility

Portland Public Library invites the Greater Portland community to enhance our public life by choosing civility!  Join us as we engage in lively conversation on a variety of topics important to our community.

 

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Law
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Everyone has a right to know the law. We make it possible for the general public to learn about and use the law to solve problems, access justice and leverage opportunities.

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Sonya Durney, MLIS   Email »
Business & Government Librarian -Team Leader
207.871.1700 x729
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