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Are you interested in starting your own business? Are you a small business owner that is ready to take your company to the next level? This is the group for you. Vancouver Community Library is a resource hub for business owners and entrepreneurs in SW Washington. Check in with us for classes, seminars, workshop, networking events and more!

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Grant Readiness

Vancouver Community Library

Before you sit down and attempt to write your next (or first) grant, make sure you are prepared. Learn tips from the pros about identifying grant-worthy projects, deciding which grants to pursue, and ensuring you are ready successfully to write and implement a grant. Workshop facilitators Heather Ellis and Maggie Bonjean collectively have over 30 years of fundraising and grant writing experience. Both currently lend their talents to the Oregon Food Bank where they work on grants. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required to ensure seating and handouts at https://nonprofitnetworkwa.org/ This program is a partnership of Nonprofit Network SWWA, Vancouver Community Library, and Grants Professionals Association. Intended audience: Nonprofit, fundraising & development staff, grant writers.

Personal Finance Series: Budgeting

Vancouver Community Library

Budgeting is the foundation of personal financial planning. Budgeting allows us to manage our money by tracking our income and expenses. Since every person is different, it is important to know how to create a budget to use for our own specific needs. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to ensure seating. This event series is a partnership of IQ Credit Union and Vancouver Community Library. March 13: Budgeting March 27: Credit April 10: Homebuying

Revolutionary Reads

Gaiser Hall

Revolutionary Reads is a new annual community reading and event series from Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries to engage readers, spark dialogue, and inspire ideas that just might change the world. This year’s series will feature three books by science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist Cory Doctorow—Little Brother, In Real Life, and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free—as well as a series of events throughout the library district related to technology, information, and cyberculture. How to participate: Check out a copy of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, In Real LIfe, and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free at your local FVRL library. You can also download Little Brother from Cory Doctorow's site (https://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/) for free. Come to one of the book discussions, movie showings, or library events on ID theft, cybersecurity, virtual reality, and ethical hacking There is no cost to attend. For more information, see our events calendar at http://www.fvrl.org/revolutionary-reads Attend Cory Doctorow’s keynote speech at Clark College, or view a simulcast. Cory Doctorow will deliver a keynote speech at 7 pm on March 26 at Clark Community College’s Gaiser Hall, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver WA 98663. There is no admission charge, and a short Q&A and author signing will follow the talk. Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is free. For more information, go to http://www.fvrl.org/news-cory-doctorow Revolutionary Reads is made possible through the generous support of Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation and branches’ Friends of the Library groups.

Personal Finance Series: Credit

Vancouver Community Library

In today’s economy, it would be rare not to use credit to pay for large purchases, such as car repairs or any type of emergency. Credit can be an overwhelming topic, but understanding credit is critical for managing one‘s finances responsibly, as credit can affect many aspects of your life. There is no cost to attend. Please RSVP to ensure seating. This event series is a partnership of IQ Credit Union and Vancouver Community Library. March 13: Budgeting March 27: Credit April 10: Homebuying

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New Business Tax Workshop

Vancouver Community Library

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