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Librarian to Business: A Note from Beth Clower
With a Business Library Card, Glen Ellyn businesses receive added benefits at the library, including

Please contact me to find out how to take advantage of these benefits and other curated local business support.

Upcoming Programs
Facial Recognition Technology 101: What You Need to Know
Monday, December 2 | 6:30-7:30 pm
Get an overview of facial recognition technology, how it works, and how it is used and sometimes abused from Ian O'Reilly, a Senior Consultant in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics at Ernst & Young. Reserve your spot for Facial Recognition Technology 101: What You Need to Know .
Non-Profit Roundtable
Thursday, December 5 | Noon-1:30 pm
Discuss the issues and challenges in working at and running a non-profit in this bring-your-own lunchtime roundtable discussion sponsored by SCORE. Reserve your spot for Non-Profit Roundtable .
Google Slides 101
Thursday, December 12 | 7-8:30 pm
Learn how to create, edit, and save a presentation using Google's Slides application. Reserve your spot for Google Slides 101 .
Business Mentoring
Wednesday, December 18 | 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 pm
Schedule an hour-long one-on-one session with a SCORE mentor to discuss your individual business challenges and questions. Reserve your spot for Business Mentoring .
Microsoft Word 201
Wednesday, December 18 | 7-8:30 pm
Dive deeper into Microsoft's word processing application with this intermediate-level class. Reserve your spot for Microsoft Word 201 .
Do You Know? Challenges of Running a Home Business
There’s no doubt that starting a home business has many perks. You get to be your own boss. You can work how and when you want. You set your own fees, essentially earning what you’re worth. But there are a few drawbacks that many home-based entrepreneurs forget to mention. 

How Do You? Get Customers to Open Your Emails
If you maintain an email list for a business, brand, organization, or personality, you can improve your emails to make them more enticing to open. The same can be said for anyone who has to cold-contact people for sales, PR, or other opportunities. 

Social Me dia: Use It to Boost SEO?
Social media marketing should be one of the most trusted allies of SEO. According to research by Databox, 66% of digital marketers believe that social media shares have a direct correlation to specific pages’/post overall search ranking. The same study also found that 29% said “it does not.” Why the disparities? The truth is far more complex.

Non-Profit Focus: Donations
Do you or your employees need to learn a new skill but not have a lot of time or money? TechSoup has courses specifically for non-profits, free or with a small fee.
Article of the M onth: Can Virtual Reality Teach Executives What It Feels Like to Be Excluded?
When Brian Ritchey attends a meeting, he's almost always the one running i t. But when the COO and VP of Pennsylvania-based metal supplier Ritchey Metals put on a virtual reality headset, he wasn't at the head of the table.

Magazine of the Month: Entrepreneur
The founders of the future are getting a major head start. Meet 16 entrepreneurs age 20 and under who are making their mark on today’s business world.

Read the rest of the The Kids Are All Right article in the September 2019 Entrepreneur magazine at the library or check it out electronically from RB Digital Magazines, one of the library's online digital resources.
Business App of the M onth: Forbes8 Provides Mentors at Your Fingertips
Forbes8 is the on-demand digital video network launched by Forbes. It says it’s an “at-your-fingertips mentor for anyone curious about or engaged in entrepreneurship.”…The portal features over 2,000 videos meant to inspire each stage of an entrepreneur’s journey. Forbes has peppered the app with actionable advice and memorable tales of success and failure.
Online Digital Resource: Access Video on Demand
It’s not just about entertainment (but business people like to watch movies too!) With titles like “What is Crowdfund Investing?”, “Social Media Basics for E-Commerce,” and “Job Application: Looking Good on Paper,” and videos anywhere from 1m30s to 30m, there is plenty from which to choose.

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Do You Know How? Use Google Analytics
Business Books
More Resources at the Library

Starting and running a small business can be tough, and the library is here to support local entrepreneurs. Learn how to develop your web presence, use the latest social media tools, obtain a business library card, or book a one-on-one mentoring session with our Business Liaison at ChecktheLibrary.org .

Elizabeth Clower
Instruction Librarian
and Business Liaison
Phone: 630-790-6750
Email: eclower@gepl.org