The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 (Easter).

workPLACE

workPLACE

Jobs and careers, small business, entrepreneurs, computer and job skills resources and assistance at the library.

JOBS & CAREERS

Job search and career planning classes at the library.

JobNow! -- live online help from job experts and other online job search resources.

Online resources for finding jobs and planning your career.

COMPUTERS & TECH

Take classes in basic computer skills, introductory and intermediate Microsoft Office.

Learn how to apply for jobs online.

Learn more about social media, Google tools, Internet security, online shopping, and more.

Get certified in computer basics or Microsoft Office through the Northstar Digital Literacy program. Add this certification to your resume!

Northstar Learning Guide
Instructional materials designed to help learners build the basic computer skills defined by the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments.

MOBILE WORKPLACE

Computer access, skill training, and job search and skill assistance outside of library locations.

Classes are in English, Hmong, Somali, Oromo, Karen, Amharic, and Spanish.

The Mobile WORKplace is generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Otto Bremer Foundation.

Contact Pang Yang, Community Services Coordinator, for more information -- pang.yang@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-266-7454

ENTREPENEURS

Learn the basic steps of starting a business through books, classes, and asking reference librarians for assistance.

Update your resume and get help applying for a day job to fund your dream enterprise.

Meet other entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences at events and classes.

Use Business Plan Pro software at the Rondo or Central Libraries or take classes to write a business plan.

Look up competitors, research industries, and analyze markets using ReferenceUSA and Demographics Now.

Learn business and tech skills outside your professional skill set through classes and Lynda.com.

Online resources for business are available at the library. Most are accessible from outside of the library by logging in with your library card.

Use special library equipment in the Innovation Lab for productive work (Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft software, and more).

Research grant opportunities using Foundation Center, available at the George Latimer Central Library.

Attend CERT Workshops and learn how to do business with local government.

Meet and hire another business owner (lawyer, accountant, web designer) at a networking event or class.

Learn how to improve marketing and search engine optimization through classes.

Rent library meeting room space for businesses that don’t have an office or storefront.

Small Business Resource Center

The Small Business Resource Center at the Rondo Community Library is the place for information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Workshops

Free workshops offered by the Neighborhood Development Center.

Resources

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios - comparative financial data benchmarks and trends.
  • Business Plan Pro - sample business plans and business plan formats.
  • Demographics Now - demographic information and thematic maps for analyzing customer bases and spending potential.
  • NAICS/SIC database - identifies the NAICS and SIC numbers for businesses.

About the Small Business Partnership Project

The business center at the Rondo library is generously supported by the St. Paul Travelers Foundation.

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