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Money Smart Week® (April 5-12) @your libraryThere’s a whole lot of business going on at the library during April and May! In addition to the year-round business and finance workshops held regularly at library locations countywide, there will be special events held for Money Smart Week® (April 5-12) and Small Business Month (May).
April/May Business and Finance Events at BCL 
April 5 - How to Receive a Loan or Grant, presented by Florida Community Support Organization, 2 to 3 p.m., Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
April 8 - Technology Petting Zoo, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
April 9 - Pressing My Luck, A Doctor's Lottery Journey by Dr. Shirley Press, book talk, 1 to 2 p.m., Main Library
April 10 - How Money Works Program, presented by SunTrust Bank’s Mary Monusky, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library
April 10 - Building a Strong Credit History, 2 to 3 p.m. 2nd floor, Cotilla Gallery, Nova Southeastern Alvin Sherman Library
April 12 - Fraud Watch, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Deerfield Beach Percy White Library
April 12 - Self Improvement Series: "Preparing for Retirement," 1 to 3 p.m., Miramar Branch Library and Education Center
April 12 and May 10 - SCORE Workshop, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Regional Library
April 14 - "Creating the Ultimate Business Plan" Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m., Miramar Branch Library and Education Center
April 19 and May 17 - SCORE Workshop - Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
May 17 - Business Development Workshop Series: Featured Topic - Aspiring Entrepreneur and Inventor – Take Your Idea to the Next Level, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Weston Library
May 22 - Find Business Magazines Using Zinio, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center  
Couch cluttered with paper work, a laptop, a phone, coffee cup, mobile device and pencils and a penMoney Smart Week® is a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 that is designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Hundreds of organizations across the country come together once a year to stress the importance of financial literacy, inform consumers about where they can get help and provide free educational seminars and activities throughout the week.
Take Care of Business Any Place or Time with Free Online Resources from Broward County Library
Need business help online? Check out Broward County Library’s collection of business resources online. You can access information on U.S. and global companies, read investment reports, business articles and up-to-the minute information on stocks, funds and industry data. Find demographic data or learn how to market your small business. All you need to get started is your free Broward County Library card.
Couple sitting down with an employment resource managerIf checking out a new career or job is part of your business plan, get assistance from job and employment resources you can access from a computer anywhere with a Broward County Library card. Broward eTutor even provides live, online professional assistance in résumé and cover letter writing, career coaching, GED and U.S. Citizenship test prep, college placement prep, Microsoft Office Essential Skills series and more.
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) Small Business Resource Center
The Small Business Resource Center, located at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), offers resources both online and at AARLCC to assist with business plans, marketing, money matters and more. Two Broward County agencies – the Office of Economic and Small Business Development and the Purchasing Division – present an annual series of informational workshops there that are designed to assist entrepreneurs in accessing County procurement opportunities.