MONDAY

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP: “Simple Steps to Start Your Business.” Presented by SCORE. A five-session series ending May 23. 6-9 p.m. $125. Northwestern Health Sciences University, 84th St. and Penn Av. S., Bloomington. 952-938-4570.

TUESDAY

LEGALCORPS CONSULTATION: Legal advice from volunteer attorneys. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

SCORE CONSULTATION: Bring your small-business idea for one-on-one confidential counseling. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING: Presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

THURSDAY

PROCUREMENT FAIR: Presented by the Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities Council. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr., Brooklyn Center. 612-259-6565.

SATURDAY

SCORE WORKSHOP: “Introduction to Winning Strategies for Growth.” 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina, 7700 France Av. S., Edina. 952-938-4570.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

BUSINESS OWNER ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING: Advance registration required. the-meridian-group.com. 7:30 a.m.-noon. $99. Staybridge Suites, 5150 American Blvd. W., Bloomington. 952-942-8560.

SCORE WORKSHOP: “Winning Strategies for Growth.” A five-session series ending May 31. 9 a.m.-noon. $60. Minnesota State University Mankato at Edina, 7700 France Av. S., Edina. 952-938-4570.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

PATENT WORKSHOP: Learn about intellectual property, the patent process and how to do a preliminary patent search. Advance registration required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.