L2B Communications
Librarian to Business: A Note from Beth Clower
I am always available for one-on- one appoint me nts to show you how to use the library’s catalog and online resources, or answer your technology questions. I can instruct a group on the physical and online resources available to business owners or provide one-on-one instruction, whether at the library or at your business. Send me an e mail or give m e a call .

Apply for a  business library card   to receive additional business benefits, such as  study room   reservations one week in advance for two hours and reservations for the   Shakespeare room   for any size group.
Upcoming Programs
Non-Profit Roundtable
Thursday, January 9 | Noon-1:30 pm
Discuss the is sues and challeng es 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 .
Resume vs. The Robot
Wednesday, January 15 | 10-11:30 am
When you submit an online job application, computer algorithms determine whether you are a qualified candidate. People’s Resource Center will show you how to write your resume so it gets past those robots and you can make it to the next round! Reserve your spot for Resume vs. The Robot .
Business Mentoring
Wednesday, January 15 | 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 Excel 201
Wednesday, January 15 | 7-8:30 pm
Take your spreadsheet skills to the next level. Learn how to filter, link, and format data and create charts in Excel. Reserve your spot for Microsoft Excel 201 .
Do You Know? Business and Tax Rules Unique to Veterans
According to VeteranOwnedBusiness.com, veteran-owned businesses make up a significant portion of the small business community and contribute greatly to the U.S. economy.

How Do Yo u? Use perks and incentives to encourage repeat business
This type of marketing can be a powerful tool for small-business owners who are trying to grow their businesses and increase revenue. It also generally costs less to keep current customers actively purchasing from you than it does to repeatedly attempt to bring in brand new business.

Social Me dia: Use It Wisely
Not only is the world of digital marketing exciting, but it is also constantly evolving, and the potential is huge. At the same time, there are mistakes to be avoided at all costs in your digital marketing approach.

Non-Profit Focu s: The Basics
Answers to all of your basic questions about nonprofits and charitable organizations.

Article of the M onth: Best Mistake Show – Part Two
Hundreds of Small Business owner guests on the Small Business Show have been asked this same question: What is the best mistake you have ever made? A mistake that taught you the most, something you remember to this day? Join us for Best Mistake Show – Part Two. Small Business Show Episode 251 where we sample and discuss lessons we have learned from our Best Mistake question.
Magazine of the Month: Forbes
When [Frederick Goff] founded the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company in 2015, he set out to do what LinkedIn hasn’t been able to accomplish – create a site where the 80% of working-age Americans without a four-year college degree can network, find jobs and manage their careers.

Read the rest of the LinkedIn for the Working Class article in the November 30, 2019 Forbes magazine at the library.
Business App of th e Month: 2020 Tax Calendar
Not quite an app, but an online tool to help at tax time.

Keep your eye on this 2020 tax calendar . Otherwise you may miss any deadlines that could trigger penalties. Or cause the loss of time-saving opportunities.

Online Digital Resource: Lynda

Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing social media expert Martine Waxman explores the newest tools and techniques that marketers are using to reach their customers.

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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