Business Information and Online Instruction Sources @ Your Library

PrintThe Plainfield Public Library has several sources for your business needs whether it is information about starting a business, learning a language so you can reach out to more customers, learning new updated office products or adding information about stocks and bonds to your information base.  And there is even more.  On the Library webpage click on Online Resources to browse categories or click on Business & Personal Finance Resources to find lots of useful resources and instructional subjects to advance your business.  If you have questions, please contact the Library at (815) 327-2515 and help is available.

Business Source Premier @ your Library

PrintBusiness Source Premier is the industry’s most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Take a look at this online resource with your Plainfield library card and gain access to:

Academic Journals
Country Reports
Industry Profiles
Market Research Reports
SWOT Analyses
Trade Publications
Working Papers

You can find this on the library’s webpage, here.

Article: 10 Tips for Better Business Writing

WritingNo matter what type of business or career you have, good writing skills are important.  Whether you usually write formal reports, informal Facebook posts or emails that fall somewhere in-between,   it is essential to get your point across clearly to the reader.

Forbes staff writer Susan Adams discusses some of the major elements of effective business writing.  For example, she recommends that business writers use active (rather than passive) verbs whenever possible;  include the main idea in the first paragraph to grab the reader’s attention; stick to an uncomplicated sentence structure so that the message can be quickly scanned; and avoid common grammatical errors like improper use of  “that” vs “which” or “affect” vs “effect”.

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