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Social Media Business Blitz Slideshow

April 29, 2015-

We get it – time is tight when you own a business! Come to this quick and informative class on the top social media skills you need to get your business noticed online. We'll cover Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Click to access presentation.

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Social Media Business Blitz

April 28, 2015-

We get it – time is tight when you own a business! Tomorrow, April 29th at 7:00 PM, come to this quick and informative class on the top social media skills you need to get your business noticed online. We'll cover Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. Demonstration. Conference Room. Register here.

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Shop, Sip, and Socialize with Women's BizNet

April 27, 2015-

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce's Women's BizNet is hosting Shop, Sip, and Socialize this Thursday, April 30th at Ice House Mall. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship, which provides funds to high school students who are pursuing higher education. Register here.

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May 2015 Workforce and Economic Development Workshops

April 24, 2015-

Harper College will be hosting free economic development workshops at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center. Registration is required. See flyer for more details.

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Federal Taxes for Your New (or Existing) Business

April 20, 2015-

On Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM, get money smart and learn the five different forms of business organizations and the non–tax advantages and disadvantages for each type. Joel Shabsin (of Joel Shabsin & Associates) discusses record–keeping requirements, general income tax deductions, and other important information for business owners. Co–sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Register here.

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Ask a Lawyer Clinc

April 15, 2015-

On Saturday, April 25 and Tuesday, May 5, the Lake County Bar Association is hosting Ask a Lawyer Clinics where you can ask attorneys your legal questions at no cost. See flyer for more information.

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Network to Success

April 13, 2015-

There's still space to register for Network to Success on Thursday, April 16th at 6:30 PM.  Business owners, job seekers, entrepreneurs: network to success! Join Bob Podgorski, Director of the Schaumburg Township Employment Support Center, in a guided course to develop your one–minute elevator speech or pitch. Afterwards, network and practice with fellow workshop attendees – bring your business cards!

Register here.

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Podcasting for Business

April 9, 2015-

Marketplace posted an article about the a new trend: businesses who are using podcasts to leverage their brand! Examples of successful companies who are using podcasts are Levi Strauss and Clif Bar who share valuable information and tips related to their products. Read the entire article here. Do you want to create a podcast for your business or brand? Check out Studio 1 where you can record, edit, and post the podcast. Contact Barbara Alvarez if you have any questions or need a basic tutorial.

In the meantime, listen to the Barrington Area Library's entrepreneur podcast where local business owners share their experiences of developing their brand and becoming their own boss.  

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BizEd Expo at Barrington High School

April 8, 2015-

This Sunday, April 12 from 11:00-4:00 come to the BizEd Community Expo at Barrington High School. Meet 100 businesses and community organizations, including librarians from the Barrington Area Library. Food & refreshments, entertainment, and S.T.E.M. activities will be available. Make sure to the stop at the Barrington Area Library booth to meet staff, learn more about our resources, and enter a raffle!

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Job Search Resources

April 7, 2015-

You may know about our wonderful business, careers, and technology databases that you can use with your Barrington Area Library Card. But did you know that we also have a page with links to community resources and other websites that can help you in your job search? Check them out here.

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