Business Services Blog

Posted by juliekittredge on 03/10/16
Our Entrepreneurs in Arlington Heights: The First Year's Journey panel discussion is next week Tuesday! 
If you're interested in joining us, register here
Posted by businessservices on 03/08/16
Learn tips & options for selling online utilizing eBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and mobile apps. For more information schedule an appointment with Business Services staff.
Posted by juliekittredge on 02/24/16
Have you considered selling products or services online? Do you need tips for setting up your shop? E-commerce is a great way to for making a side income or your main income! Our next business program will be focused on the e-commerce entrepreneur. You will learn about resources for setting up shop, tips for selling, and inspiration for driving traffic to your store. Join us on Tuesday morning at 10 am on March 8th for our E-commerce Business Bytes in the Business Center. Or if you're unable to make it to the program, we offer one-on-one appointments as well for instruction that is specific to your business.  
Click here to register! 
Posted by juliekittredge on 01/27/16
We had a full house at the Facebook class for businesses yesterday. If you missed the program please feel free to enjoy the PowerPoint slides below. We talked about content ideas, ways to use imagery, frequency of posting, and suggestions for engaging your audience. As always, if you would like to talk about Facebook or any other social media platform and how to use it for YOUR business, you can set up a one-on-one appointment with a Business Services Specialist here at the library. Just use this form!  It's just another service we provide and helps us to get more specific to your business's needs. 
Posted by juliekittredge on 01/13/16
If you missed our time at the Business Bytes program yesterday, you can still get the content from our program right here!
Keep you eyes peeled for future programs with Business Services in 2016 -- next week, Wednesday, January 13 is our next Co-working Connection with 9:30 networking and a brief discussion at 10 am regarding inspiration for your social media content sharing. Hope you can join us! All of our programs are great opportnities for networking and meeting other local entrepreneurs. You never know what kind of connection you're going to make! 
Posted by juliekittredge on 12/23/15
Posted by juliekittredge on 12/08/15
If you missed out lunch-bytes webinar today you can still view to the highlights of the database resources we shared in the following slides. You can also watchthe entire recorded program here
Posted by businessservices on 11/20/15
Learn more about Pinterest for marketing your small business, view the slideshow below.
Posted by juliekittredge on 11/02/15
We had a great discussion of The E-myth Revisited last week! Our small group of participants spoke of how they would apply what they were learning to their business and personal lives. One participant shared that he wished he'd had this book in his hands 20 years ago! The teaching is part story, part inspiration, part instruction. The book outlines the three personalities that are each required for the business to function but are also at odds with each other. The Technician, the Manager, and the Entreprenuer. Every small business owner can relate to the struggles and challenges shared in the story of Sarah and her shop, All About Pies. The struggle of pouring your heart into the business as an entrepreneur, taking pride in the creation of whatever you offer as the Techinician, and overseeing the process as the Manager. The problem is when the business becomes dependant on the owner. He/she wears all the hats, hires their first few employees, and without systems in place for how the business should operate -- ends up falling apart because others don't have the same heart for the business that the owner does. The book outlines how to get out of this pattern. It equips owners and partners to intentionally build a business with a foundation that can stand the test of time - and even be replicated - creating th opportunity for additional shops or locations or ownership.  Would you like to get away once in a while? Spend more time with family? Create a business as an investment that can be purchased by someone else down the road when you're ready to retire or move on to your next dream? Read this book sooner rather than later -- it should be on every entrepreneurs bookshelf! 
Posted by juliekittredge on 10/26/15
Hope you enjoy our video blogs! Today I'm sharing highlights about our Business Book Clubs. The next one is THIS Wednesday -- it's not too late to join us! Register online and check out your book from the Business Center!!
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