Small business


PROCUREMENT FAIR: Exhibitors and procurement workshops for working with government agencies and prime contractors. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Black Bear Casino, 1785 Hwy. 210, Carlton. 612-259-6583.

SMALL BUSINESS TIPS: "A Woman's Perspective." 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35. Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Av. S., Edina.


ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK: Area entrepreneurs present their start-ups followed by audience feedback and questions. 9-10 a.m. Free. James J. Hill Center, 80 W. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-265-5500.


BASIC BUSINESS STEPS SESSION: A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration will speak. Advance registration required. Noon-1 p.m. Free. James J. Hill Center, 80 W. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-265-5506.

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


SMALL BUSINESS START-UP GUIDELINES: Presented by SCORE. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-5669.