Risk management for small business
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) face many of the risks large businesses face. But how SMBs manage risks may be different. Business continuity, data security, intellectual property, legal, human resource, and other issues may be discussed. Registration is required for this SCORE meeting.
Wednesday May 12, 2021
Assuming that your brand is simply your logo can make it difficult to succeed. Careful branding and marketing are even more important to keep people’s attention on you and your business. See what Shannel Wheeler says here about the value of careful branding and marketing.
Even for businesses not designed with this perspective in mind, business trends are aiming toward businesses and leadership having the purpose to serve, enhance value and create valuable impact in the world. Social impact can be a significant factor in future operations. Doing good for society makes good business sense for everyone. See what Sara Caroline Sabin says about social impact businesses.
Chris Porteous shows you how you can use social media – an absolute necessity, in his opinion – to connect your business to customers, and grow your brand and company to help you succeed. You can find out what else Porteous says about social media here.
Reference Solutions (formerly known as Reference USA)
Here you can create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, search for jobs/internships and locate people using real-time access to more than 44 million businesses, 270 million consumers, and lots more. Take a look. Reference Solutions is available at the library.
“Joliet Junior College is one of 17 Illinois community colleges state-wide to receive grant funding through the Illinois Community College Board’s Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) program. The emphasis of this program is to provide workforce training in high-demand, high-growth occupations for individuals from underserved and underrepresented populations.
JJC has been awarded almost $1.2 million dollars to provide workforce training in several occupations – commercial truck driver; dental assistant; heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) technician; industrial maintenance technician; phlebotomy technician; process operator technician and warehouse associate.
For details, please explore our interactive, clickable brochure”:
Joliet Junior College Career Pathways Brochure
Additional details about JJC’s program are available on our website at http://www.trainingupdate.org/workforce-equity/
The Library’s Job Club welcomes job seekers and career changers. Topic: Getting Hired After Age 50 with presenter Scott Kane, Gray Hair Management. The older you get, the more difficult it is to find meaningful employment. Learn how to use your experience to find your next opportunity faster and how to improve your resume and online presence. Network, share and learn from guest speakers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Bring your lunch. Registration required.
JobNow features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Coaches are available Sunday — Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. If you need help with your resume, preparing for a job interview or other career issues, check JobNow at the Library’s website.
What are the pros and cons of keeping your regular job while starting a new business? Legal, ethical, time management, family, and other considerations come into play.
SCORE Business Roundtables are moderated open discussions addressing issues faced by entrepreneurs and business owners who attend. You can use these Roundtable discussions as an advisory group to gain new insights, different perspectives and discover new techniques that will help you in your business. Participants will come away better prepared to start up or manage a business. Please register for the SCORE Business Roundtable.
Wednesday, April 14
In order to succeed with your business it’s necessary to build and maintain momentum. Ken Gosnell leads you through steps you can take to do just that. See what Gosnell says about momentum, here.