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!"Add a comment
June 15, 2012 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to present a video profile of Barrington's own Christina Currie Events.
Christina is a veteran party and event planner with over 20 years of experience. Her boutique event planning business has won multiple awards, and is known for living up to its mission of "highest quality service for unforgettable events each and every time". See what she does here:
Learn about this video's production: http://wp.me/p25MKG-7u
Stay tuned to find out more about Delack Media Group's upcoming presentation on business videos at the library this October! Details TBA.Add a comment
June 15, 2012 - Hot off the press and on our shelf right now:
Learn how cost saving, consensus-building, and risk analysis of ideas can benefit your business. Kirkus Reviews states, "The author claims that his method will increase profits - and they likely will" - with implementation of some of the recommendations in this book. Find it on our New Book Shelf or place a hold in our catalog.Add a comment
May 24, 2012 - Join us at the library on Thursday, June 21, at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, donuts, and a discussion about WordPress websites! Register here.
If you have considering using WordPress to build a website or are currently using it and finding some of the functions and help forums intimidating, Leah Richter of Richterworks Web Design and Development can help.
This seminar is for you if:
- you want to save money on a business site
- you have started a WordPress site but are running into issues and becoming frustrated
- you want to do specfic things with WordPress but don't know the possibilities
You will learn:
- fundamentales of how WordPress is organized
- WordPress terminology
- what it can do (simply)
- what it can't do (simply)
- potential trouble spots
May 23, 2012 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to present another local business, the Delack Media Group. Nathan Delack brings extensive television experience along with 7 Emmys to businesses interested in adding videos to their marketing mix. If you are interested in benefits of video marketing, make sure to check them out! And, watch for Delack's upcoming program on video creation at the library in October.Add a comment
May 19, 2012 - Have you ever considered a franchise as a way of starting and owning your own business? If so, this upcoming morning workshop co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago is for you! Ask any and all of your franchising questions to the expert at the library, John McLellan of FranNet, over coffee and donuts. Peg Blanchard, Director of Economic and Community Development for the Village of Barrington, will conclude the meeting with information about starting a franchise in Barrington and an overview of services the Village can provide to new businesses.
Tuesday, June 19, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Zimmerman Room. Registration required.
· Explore the possibilities of how to finance a franchise business.
· Hear opportunities on how to replace your six figure income.
· Why some franchises fail—what is trending and why
· Learn how to finance your business (safely & without penalty) using 401k or IRA money.
· With $50,000 and good credit…you can own a franchise.
· Learn about franchise opportunities in the Chicago area
Presenter: John J. McLellan, President, FranNet Chicago.
One of Chicago’s most experienced franchise professionals, John McLellan has over 25 plus years of franchising experience. He has worked with franchisors both large and small including McDonald’s, Wendy’s International, Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman, 1-800 DryClean and others. John has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs find the right franchise business that fits their lifestyle, budget, and financial goals. FranNet specializes in assisting individuals replace six figure incomes through opportunities in franchising both in the Chicago area and throughout the United States. Register here.
May 8, 2012 - Barrrington businesses, don't miss this workshop next week about the skills and strategies you need to take your business online (or enhance your current online presence). Presented by the Barrington Area Library and SCORE Chicago. Register here.Add a comment
April 30, 2012 - A few patrons have asked recently how to read the Financial Times newspaper online. We have full-text access through one of our databases, and this brief tutorial explains how to find current (and archived) articles. Any questions, just contact us!Add a comment
April 27, 2012 - Our weekend shelf pick and coordinating small business website should provide additional resources to help all small businesses meet any and all goals! Check this out:
It's Your Biz: The Complete Guide to Becoming Your Own Boss by Susan Wilson Solovic with Ellen R. Kadin. On our new book shelf now.
And, a website for those who heed the advice in this book: http://smallbiztrends.com. Website description:
Founded in 2003, Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them. It is one of the most popular independent small business publications on the web.
Together with hundreds of expert contributors, Small Business Trends brings you the news, tips, advice and resources you need. "Small business success... delivered daily."Add a comment
April 18, 2012 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to present Rainbow Records. The local business is home to thousands of new and used records, CDs and more. Co-owner John Thominet is a long-time Barrington resident and avid music fan. Rainbow Records will join many independent record stores across the country in celebrating Record Store Day on April 21. The store is located at 421 N. Northwest Highway, within walking distance from the library.Add a comment
- State of Illinois Business Portal
- Barrington Business: Norton's USA
- Barrington Business Profile: Sol Foods Natural Soaps
- "You're the Boss": The NYT Small Business Blog
- "The Innovator's Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for Transformational Growth"
- Business Center at the Bureau of Consumer Protection
- SCORE Breakfast Seminar for Local Businesses
- The Enemy of Engagement: Put an End to Workplace Frustration - and Get the Most from Your Employees
- Just a few spots left...!
- Investors: Did you know...