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Barrington Business Survey 2012

July 30, 2012 - Your thoughts and suggestions are important to us! Please fill out the survey below so that we can schedule workshop topics based on your business needs. Thank you!

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For Job Seekers: Job Search Board

July 24, 2012 - Currently in career transition? Check out Job Search Board for more tips on finding a job:

"Job Search Board is a strategic job search management system that:

Organizes and Manages the job search
Provides a research proven Process
Establishes Focus & Clarity to the job search
Delivers Strategies to gain interviews and job offers
Effectively incorporates the seeker’s social network in a relevant way
Connects the seeker with their job coach/counselor (if applicable)

Today’s job seekers need to be on a level playing field with the employer/recruiter forces that sometimes work against them. Job Seekers need a job search management system." 

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Shop Local! Barrington Sidewalk Days are July 26-28, 2012

July 23, 2012 - Just a reminder to add Sidewalk Day shopping to your calendar. Shop Barrington businesses and don't miss spectacular summer sales. See you there!

More information at the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Barrington Business: Aardvark Web Works

July 18, 2012 - We are pleased to introduce you to Aardvark Web Works, a full-service web design company located in Barrington, IL.

Check out their company profile:

Read about how Delack Media Group created this video here.

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Sign Up for Business Program Email Alerts

July 18, 2012 - Sign up and we'll send you an email when we add a new business-related program or service at the Barrington Area Library. Your information is secure with us - we will not sell or distribute your contact information to any other individual or organization.

Add your email address here: http://bit.ly/LcDav8

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SBDC Lake County - Summer 2012 Programs

July 16, 2012 - Missed the last Lake County SBDC newsletter? No worries, you can find it here. Catch up on all their workshops and find even more information to help your small business grow.

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QR codes for business

July 16, 2012 - QR codes have long been the rage in Asia and are finally catching on in the U.S. Learn how to leverage these useful and free tools to market your business and add value for your customers. Register here for this free library workshop.

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Coming Soon: Library Card Sign-Up Month

July 12, 2012 - Following us on twitter? If so, you might have seen how excited we are for fall:

If you are a Barrington area business interested in getting in on Library Card Sign-Up month action next year, email us your contact information.

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For Entrepreneurs: Crain's Video Contest

July 12, 2012 - Look what landed in our inbox: a Crain's Chicago Business video contest for entrepreneurs! Business owners, Crain's would like to know what a day in your life is like. Learn more by clicking here. Deadline: Friday, Aug. 17.



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App tip: Wisdom for Facebook

July 3, 2012 - Thanks to one of our patrons for tipping us off about this app: http://www.wisdom.com/. Business facebook users - have you tried this? Share your thoughts with us if so! Thanks!

"Wisdom™ for Facebook is a free collective intelligence application that gives you an unprecedented level of insight derived from the social graph of the Wisdom Network or your own. Wisdom is powered by the knowledge of millions of users.

Best of all, the more people who get Wisdom, the smarter the application gets – and the smarter you become! So tell your friends and download Wisdom today to gain access to one of the most powerful crowd-sourcing applications ever created!"

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