In addition to the many amenities available in the business space now open at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, SCLSNJ's 10 branches offer a librarian-curated business book and periodical collection and one-on-one business-focused librarian assistance.
SCLSNJ also offers diverse programs to help business professionals answer questions and work toward success. Remember, bring lots of business cards with you to our business events; there will be ample time to network.
For more information about how SCLSNJ can help you and your business, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with us on LinkedIn.
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Business Maker Day
March 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch
This professional mini-conference for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders will include three fast-paced, dynamic sessions to help improve your business: How to Acquire Micro-Lending Financing, How to Make Social Media Work for Your Small Business, and How to Make Library Services & Resources Work for Your Small Business. There will be ample time for networking. SCLSNJ staff will be present to set up one-on-one appointments for specific help or tutoring. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Importance Of Saving For The Future For Small Business Owners And Their Employees / Importancia Del Ahorro Para El Futuro Para Dueños De Pequeñas Empresas Y Sus Empleados
April 5, 7-8 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch
This program will focus on different ways to save, such as homeownership, savings accounts or tax advantaged vehicles like IRAs. There will be an emphasis on the importance of taking advantage of all the benefits that the place of employment may offer, including a 401(k) when applicable. Learn about the benefits of having insurance for your small business and for your employees. Presented by Elliott Smego, Financial Advisor, Prudential Insurance Company of America.
Este programa se concentra en diferentes maneras de ahorrar dinero: propiedades inmobiliarias, cuentas de ahorro u otros vehículos con ventajas impositivas como los IRAs. También se hará hincapié en la importancia de aprovechar todos los beneficios que un empleador puede ofrecer, incluyendo una cuenta 401(k) cuando sea aplicable. Infórmese acerca de los beneficios de tener seguro para su pequeña empresa y para sus empleados. Presentado por Elliott Smego, Asesor Financiero para Prudential Insurance Company of America.
May 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch
John Biancamano, chairman of the Princeton chapter of SCORE, will teach you how to use LinkedIn to expand your business network, make your expertise available to others, and prospect in a low key way.
Teen Tycoons: An Entrepreneurial Competition
May 19, 7-10 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch
In celebration of Small Business week, SCLSNJ is hosting a competition for aspiring teen entrepreneurs based on the popular entrepreneurial television show called Shark Tank. The contest is open to all students in grades 7-12 eligible for an SCLSNJ library card. The judges are looking for original business concepts and/or new variations on an existing business concept. The business can be a brand new business or an already existing business. Groups up to a maximum of 3 people are allowed to enter the competition but only one member of the group will present. The participants will not be allowed extensions, PowerPoint slides or props of any kind. The 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners will receive prizes. Space is limited. Applications to participate will be accepted beginning March 15, 2017.
The application can be found here or can be picked up at any of SCLSNJ’s 10 library branches.
For more information email Cathy DeBerry, email@example.com. Please register early as space is limited.
Business Builders Breakfast
June 6, 8:30-10 a.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch
SCLSNJ business librarians will share library services and resources available to business professionals in cooperation with the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP). Topics to be discussed include online business resources such as Reference USA and the Small Business Resource Center, the digital Wall Street Journal, Business Kits, and the Business Center at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch. There is a fee to attend this event. For more information and to register, visit SCBP.org.
Additional business-related programs will take place at SCLSNJ throughout the year. Check back for updates.