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PPL Business Research Database Workshop

Tuesday, Jun 14 - Tuesday, June 14
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Location: Virtual
Audience: Adults

This online workshop will show you how to find in-depth information to help you launch or grow your business. Use online research tools to save you time, money and credibility which can be accessed (with your PPL card) either at the library or from home.  This workshop is a collaboration with the Portland Public Library and SCORE –  Portland, ME

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  • Conduct in-depth market research via reports not freely available on the internet
  • Learn about your competition using our online business directory (ie. how many employees they have, average annual sales and expenditures)
  • View hundreds of actual business plans representing a surprisingly broad and creative range of enterprise, for profit, nonprofit and LLCs.
  • Find out consumer spending behavior specific to geographic location (eg: How much does the average person in Portland spend on doughnuts per year?)
  • Read full text trade journals and popular magazines in the areas of business and industry
  • Download and print legal forms