January 27, 2012 - Even a "normal" winter blizzard can adversely affect local businesses. Business owners and stakeholders who have plan in place to ensure that customers and employees stay informed about products, services, deliveries, and availability will be a step ahead of their competition!
You can find in-depth information in this book: The disaster recovery handbook : a step-by-step plan to ensure business continuity and protect vital operations, facilities, and assets by Michael Wallace. Available at the library. Click the title to place a request.
For more information, visit http://www.ready.gov/business to start planning for and protecting your business.
January 25, 2012 - Here's a book that's not a business book per se, but touches on many topics very relevant to businesses: sales, marketing, communication, collaboration, creativity, work styles, and power. It's well-researched and thought-provoking - we recommend!
Place a hold in our catalog.
- - New York Times Sunday Review, Jan. 13, 2012. "The Rise of the New Groupthink" by Susan Cain
- - Susan Cain's blog
January 12, 2012 - Need something to read? Inform and arm yourself and your business with Jim Stengel's book "Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies".
Excerpted from the book jacket: "Based on a unique ten-year growth study involving 50,000 brands, Jim Stengel shows how the world's fifty best businesses-as diverse as Method, Red Bull, Lindt, Petrobras, Samsung, Discovery Communications, Visa, Zappos, and Innocent-have a cause and effect relationship between financial performance and their ability to connect with fundamental human emotions, hopes, values, and greater purposes. In fact, over the 2000s, an investment in these companies-"The Stengel 50"-would have been 400 percent more profitable than an investment in the S&P 500.
Grow...deftly blends timeless truths about human behavior and values into an action framework-how you discover, build, communicate, deliver, and evaluate your ideals...[unlocking] the code for twenty-first-century business success."
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January 9, 2012 - Can other local small business owners' 2012 resolutions inspire or motivate you? Check out Crain's article profiling some goals for the New Year, plus recommendations from the experts here.Add a comment
January 4, 2012 - No time read the paper in the morning? Here's another great way to keep track of current business news. Sign up for a personal account in America's Newspapers and have email alerts sent direct to your inbox. Here's how:
January 3, 2012 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to present the first in a series of local business video profiles. Meet Barrington resident and Illinois' first KPA-certified trainer, Terri P. Tepper and her business, The Cultivated Canine.
If your business is located within the Barrington Area Library district and you are interested in having the library create a video profile for you, send us an email for more information!Add a comment
January 3, 2012 - Have a new computer at work that is a little intimidating? Or upgraded software?Add a comment
January 3, 2012 - Welcome to the Barrington Area Library business page. This part of our website is dedicated to resources for local businesses. The library is a member of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and encourages other local businesses to join as well.
The Barrington Area Library offers business support in the form of
- business programs
- computer classes
- online databases and business and economics publications
- business books online
- small business promotion support
- current books and magazines in print on a wide range of business topics
Bookmark this page and stay current with the Barrington Area Library!
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