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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!

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. 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! PPL is pleased to announce  Choose Civility Portland.  With generous funding from the Lerner Foundation, the Library aims to position itself as a community center where citizens can gather to discuss issues that are 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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startup weekend

Maine Startup & Create Week (June 12-20, 2014) 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.

MSCW will include more than 30 events including Startup Weekend, the PROPEL entreverge Awards, a startup bazaar, a startup career and internship fair, and numerous inspirational and educational programs. 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 startup. REGISTER NOW

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From the PPL blog:
Capital In the 21st Century – A Conversation Recap
A review of a June 24 2014 program on Capital in the 21st Century.   More »
Capital In the 21st Century — A Community Conversation
An invitation to discuss Thomas Picketty's book Capital in the 21st Century with local economists.   More »
Introducing Optimal Resume!
Optimal Resume is an online resource to help job seekers create, present, and manage resumes and cov   More »
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Sonya Durney, MLIS   Email »
Business & Government Librarian -Team Leader
207.871.1700 x729
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