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  • The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results
  • Contagious : why things catch on
  • The great deformation the corruption of capitalism in America
  • Who owns the future?
  • The buy side : a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess
  • Die empty : unleash your best work every day
  • Compelling people : the hidden qualities that make us influential
  • Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

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February 16, 2015-

Are you thinking about turning those sketches into reality? Want to know what it takes to start your own fashion line? Meet three students from Harper Fashion Design School who have created shoe lines, clothing lines, and more. Get the inside story on the fashion biz tomorrow, February 17th at 7:00 PM. Register here.

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February 13, 2015-

Meet Kathie and Diane, two of the owners of The Pink Geranium & Company in Barrington. As the next installment in the ongoing Barrington Area Library's Business Podcast Series, Kathie and Diane discuss what it is like to collaborate with others and turn your passion into business. Learn more at

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February 9, 2015-

There is still time to register! Learn how to build trusted relationships by learning the six keys to sustained business development success. Bob Lambert, founding partner of Samurai Business Group LLC, explains how to create unlimited prospect opportunities, leverage the buying decision model, and discover your competitive advantage. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago.

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January 30, 2015-

According to Entrepreneur Magazine Online, there are 10 movies that every entrepreneur must watch (and we think check out from the library!) See the full list below and get inspired. Click on the item to place it on hold or request it from another library. Questions? Contact us at 847.382.1300 x1

(See full article at Entrepreneur Magazine Online)


1) The Social Network

2) Glengarry Glenn Ross

3) Pirates of Silicon Valley

4) Citizen Kane

5) The Pursuit of Happyness

6) Moneyball

7) Rocky

8) Wall Street

9) Jerry Maguire

10) Office Space



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January 29, 2015-

Meet Blaine and Charlie, owners of Calibre Coffee. Blaine and Charlie purchased this existing business in February 2014 and share their insights into what it has been like buying a business that already existed and the importance of having a good relationship when you go into business with another person. Learn more about their business at


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January 27, 2015-

Meet FuntasTech: a group of seriously driven young business owners who can help you with your computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Learn more about their business story and upcoming plans:


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January 26, 2015-

In the month of February, Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Center will be offering free workshops at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center and Harper Professional Center. Pre-registration is required. You can view workshops here.

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January 22, 2015-

Business owners and entrepreneurs: success means never running out of cash. Mark Lieberman, a serial entrepreneur who has started four businesses that have generated millions in profits, guides you through the financial tools necessary for forward planning, analysis, and cash management. Join us for this free workshop on Monday, January 26 in the Zimmerman Room. Register here.

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January 21, 2015-

Vern Jones, owner of Signarama, is the newest addition to the Business Podcast Series. After 34 years in corporate sales and marketing, Vern decided to be his own boss and has owned Signarama for four years. Learn about his path to business ownership and how he decided that owning a franchise was the best decision for him.


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January 20, 2015-

Did you know that the Barrington Area Library has two 3D Printers, a Cameo Cutter, and a Laser Cutter? Learn the basics of using these new tools and how to put them to work for your business or startup. See some examples and learn how to get started on your own! Register here.

You can learn more about the MakerLab, including tutorials and inspiration here.

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