Albina Library is offering a series of free workshops designed to help people find a job, start a business or maintain a sustainable income during retirement. Registration is required for these workshops, which will be held on six Tuesdays in September and October at the library, 3605 N.E. 15th Ave. in the Whole Foods shopping center. For more information or to register for a workshop, call 503-988-5362.
— On Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Goodwill Industries will present “First Impressions,” a workshop designed to help job seekers maximize their ability to make a lasting, positive first impression on prospective employers.
— On Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Goodwill Industries will present “Interview Success,” which includes a variety of job interview tips to help prepare candidates for tough questions.
— On Sept. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Society for Financial Awareness will present “Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement.” This workshop covers setting retirement goals and strategies for a sustainable income in retirement.
— On Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will present “Starting Your Own Business: Feasibility & Business Plans.” Participants will learn what to consider before starting a business plus how to write a business plan. Registration for this workshop opens Sept. 23.
— On Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., “Access to Capital: Funding Your Business” will be presented by Mercy Corps Northwest, Small Business Administration’s Portland District Office, Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center and Albina Opportunities and Community Sourced Capital. Registration opens Sept. 30 for this workshop, which will discuss funding options.
— On Oct. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the Small Business Administration's Portland District Office and Portland Community College's Small Business Development Center will present “Encore Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business After 50.” This workshop offers free resources and tools to people who are not yet ready to retire but who are interested in turning professional experience or a hobby into an “encore” career by starting a new business. Registration is required and opens Oct. 7.