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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! 

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Privacy is important.  Join us at PPL during Choose Privacy Week to learn best practices in staying safe online.

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Each year Libraries across the U.S. celebrate Money Smart Week a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

This year we will host a variety of programs – eating on a budget, how to conduct market research and whether you should rent or buy your home – at the Main Library .

 

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Resources, events, and local organizations for Maine makers! Check here for new ways to inspire creativity, creation, and collaboration in our community.

maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/makersppl-2016/#sthash.nBZqibVE.dpuf
maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/makersppl-2016/#sthash.nBZqibVE.dpuf
maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/makersppl-2016/#sthash.nBZqibVE.dpuf
maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others – See more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/highlight/makersppl-2016/#sthash.nBZqibVE.dpuf
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Volunteers from  AARP  will be at the Main Library to help patrons file their taxes (free of charge!) Tuesdays and Wednesdyas from 10 AM to 5:30 pm  through April 13th.   The phone number to make appointment is  (207) 776-6316.

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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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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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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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Up Next at the Library:
May03
Law Day 10:00am - 5:00pm
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May04
Embracing Social Media Without Fear12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Sonya Durney, MLIS   Email »
Business & Government Librarian -Team Leader
207.871.1700 x729
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