Roundtable Topic: Why Would You Ever Want to Start a Business? There are two reasons to start a business. One is to meet some customer need. The other is to meet some need of the entrepreneur. What is your reason? To become wealthy? To make a few bucks while spending more time with your family? To meet a social need? Something else? Being clear about your personal reasons will lead to a greater likelihood of success. Plan to share your own reasons and look at implications of various reasons.
You can find the link to sign up with SCORE on the Plainfield Public Library web page. You will be provided a link to the Roundtable after registering.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Small business is small business. The principles are universal. Gene Marks has an intriguing point of view on entrepreneurship in this article.
Learn the latest business, technology, management, writing, creative skills and much more through instructional videos taught by industry experts. Click here and fine out more about Lynda.com through Linkedin.
Acting quickly can have positive implications and insure that you don’t get left behind in the competitive business environment if you dwell on the advantages and disadvantages of your decision. Entrepreneur Sarah Austin’s article tells you more about the need for speed.
Now is a great opportunity to reimagine your business ideas and goals…and use your amazing skills level in new and beneficial ways. Find out in this article what Andrew Aziz tells about how to pivot your valuable existing skills into something amazing.
In your “elevator pitch” be sure you let your recipient know what your silver bullet is that solves their problem…and they may be more likely to embrace your idea. See Neil Gordon’s Entrepreneur article for useful information.
“I’m too old to learn how to use social media!” “I don’t know how to do that and I don’t know where to learn how.” These are among concerns of some entrepreneurs. Lifelong learning and updating skills are vitally important to everyone and especially to entrepreneurs. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned and experienced veteran in the small business environment check out your library to find needed training. Are you interested in learning something new? Try the library. The Library has many resources and ways for you or someone working for you to add to your list of skills. Check out Library Resources Online here.
“…[A]n effective communicator…” understands “…the eight most important words in all of communication, that effective communication values the recipient over the sender.” Neil Gordon observes that it’s not about you but rather the recipient and their needs. Click here and find out what he says.
Racism can be an emotional subject and is one that needs to be considered, learned about and talked about. Doing so, in itself, may add to the challenge and possible discomfort of needed education. Click here for ways to approach this important subject.
The Library’s Job Club welcomes job seekers and career changers. In this hour and half virtual Job Club, listen to Dee Reinhardt, Time2Mrkt, Inc. present Job Search in the Digital Age. Learn how to job search in the digital age. Learn how to develop and maintain a digital presence for employers to find you, including LinkedIn and other social media tools.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Please register for this program, here.