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Free QuickBooks Class

January 2, 2014-

Get ready for a new year and new skills to acquire! On January 21, you can start taking the latest Gale Courses, available with your Barrington Area Library Card. Courses are offered once a month, span 6 weeks, and are led by an expert instructor who will be responsive to each student's learning needs. 
Introduction to QuickBooks is available here.

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Happy Holidays!

December 30, 2014-

Barrington business community: thank you for a wonderful year working together! We're looking forward to all of the workshops, networking opportunities, classes, and more that are planned for 2015. Feel free to get in touch with Barbara Alvarez, Business Liaison Librarian, for business and job seeker training opportunities, speaking engagements, workshops, and one-on-one appointments. You can reach her by email or at 847.382.1300 x3070.

Also, make sure to check out these important business resources that are available with your Barrington Area Library card:

Read and subscribe to our Business Blog

Meet local business owners and get inspired with the Business: It's Better in Barrington video series

Listen to our new, ongoing Entrepreneur Podcast Series

Get some serious research accomplished with the Business, Careers, Technology databases and step-by-step directions

Check out our calendar for upcoming workshops and subscribe to our business e-blast

Receive email notifications about the latest and greatest business books

Happy 2015!

 

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Free Job and Networking Opportunities

December 19, 2014-

The Saint Hubert Job and Networking Ministry offers free, non-denominational workshops for those looking for careers in any field or industry. See upcoming free workshops and classes from January-May 2015 here.

 

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Delivering Happiness by Tony Hseih

December 18, 2014-

 

Entrepreneurs and business owners, take note: Tony Hseih, CEO of Zappos, an online shoe and clothing store, says that the key to success is focusing on your company's culture by investing in staff and customers. And Tony practices what he preaches: Zappos offers new hires a $2,000 bonus to quit so they can weed out people who are just there for a paycheck, its not uncommon for customers to receive random, surprise overnight shipping upgrades, and there is a strong emphasis on work-life integration. This culture of happiness explains why 80% of Zappos customers return.  Learn how you can incorporate this philosophy into your own budding business by checking out Delivering Happiness: A Path of Profits, Passion, and Purpose.

 

 

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Free January 2015 Workshops

December 17, 2014-

Throughout January, Harper College will have free workshops sponsored by the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Registration is mandatory. View workshops here.

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Entrepreneur Podcast with Christina Currie

December 15, 2014-

Meet Christina Currie, owner of Christina Currie Events, Inc. She started her event planning business in 2004 after over 20 years of event planning experience for corporations. She has planned over 500 outstanding celebrations since 2004 and has been honored with the prestigious Chicago's NICE Awards for excellence. Christina shares her perspective on being a business owner and the qualities that are important for success. Learn more about Christina at christinacurrieevents.com/

 

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Etsy for Beginners

December 10, 2014-

Thinking about selling products online? Learn about Etsy! Tomorrow, December 11 at 7:00 pm, we will have a workshop about getting starting with Etsy. Etsy is an online marketplace where you can have fun, make money, and indulge your passion for arts, crafts, vintage finds, fashion and more. See how to set up a business on the Etsy web site, then showcase your treasures and start a viral sensation, build a customer base, and turn a hobby into an enterprise. View a number of successful Etsy businesses and learn their recipe for success.

Register here.

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Entrepreneur Podcast with Paul Heinze

December 9, 2014-

Welcome to the second installment of the entrepreneur podcast series. Meet Paul Heinze, President of the Paul M. Heinze Company, and business owner for over 40 years. Paul discusses what it is like to be your own boss and why it is so important to maintain a balanced life as a business owner. Listen to his perspectives and advice for entrepreneurs.

 

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Library Resources for Entrepreneurs Workshop

December 8, 2014-

There's still time to register for Library Resources for Entrepreneurs workshop, tomorrow December 9th at 7:00 pm. Learn about free resources for entrepreneurs available at the Barrington Area Library. Create targeted consumer, new home owner, and business lists, along with industry reports. Discover online training resources that boost your skills and expertise. Register here.

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Billet-Doux Couture Stationery

December 5, 2014-

Meet Melinda of Billet-Doux Couture Stationery as the latest addition to the Business: It's Better in Barrington series. Melinda creates customized invitations, announcements, and stationery to accompany all of the celebrations in your life.

 

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