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.
PATENT WORKSHOP: For inventors, entrepreneurs and small business owners. Advance registration required. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls. 612-543-8000.
ENTREPRENEUR PRESENTATION AND FEEDBACK: Area entrepreneurs present their start-ups followed by audience feedback and questions. 1millioncups.com/stpaul. 9-10 a.m. Free. James J. Hill Center, 80 W. 4th St., St. Paul. 651-265-5500.
MONDAY, DEC. 12
SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING: One-on-one counseling presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration, LegalCORPS and SCORE. 4-6 p.m. Free. Southdale Library, 7001 York Av. S., Edina.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13
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.