small Business

MONDAY

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: 9-10 a.m. Free-$10. James J. Hill Center, 80 W. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-265-5500.

TUESDAY

SCORE WORKSHOP: “Grow Your Business With Google AdWords and Pay-Per-Click.” Registration required. stpaul.score.org. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood. 651-632-8937.

RESOURCE EXPO: tinyurl.com/newbizminn. 1:30-5 p.m. Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center.

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

WEDNESDAY

PATENT WORKSHOP: For inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Advance registration required. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

SCORE CONSULTATION: Discuss your small business opportunity with a counselor. 1-4 p.m. Free. Maple Grove Library, 8001 N. Main St., Maple Grove. 612-543-6450.

BUSINESS PLAN RESOURCE TIPS: Librarians from Hennepin County Library, St. Paul Public Library and the James J. Hill Center will share business plan tips and tricks. Registration required. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

RAISING CAPITAL: “Learn What Lenders Look for in Making a Small Business Loan.” southmetro.score.org. 1:30-3 p.m. Shakopee Library, 235 S. Lewis St., Shakopee.

THURSDAY

BASIC BUSINESS STEPS SESSION: A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak. Advance registration required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.

SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT: Sharpheels.com/events. 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $195. W Minneapolis — The Foshay, 821 Marquette Av. S., Mpls. 1-414-459-3943.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

FOOD BUSINESS STEPS: Learn about starting a food business, setting up for growth and planning for obstacles. 6-8 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.