Small Business Mentoring by SCORE at the Plainfield Public Library

The Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE offers free mentoring sessions to small business owners and start-ups at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Space is very limited, and registration is required. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now! and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.

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Looking Ahead to 2018: Business Information @ Your Library

As the new year approaches, stop by the Plainfield Public Library web page and take a look at the variety of business resources.

Welcome in the new year with renewed excitement for your business.
Find information on industry basics and how to start a business.
Plan to learn a new language that may help your organization thrive.
Look at ValueLine and Morningstar for financial and investment information.
Articles may give new insights or ideas.
JobNow can give you expert assistance.
Learn a new computer skill.

Many Library resources are available 24/7/365 with your library card. Click here for lots of information.

7 Holiday Marketing Tips on a Limited Budget

Caron Beesley suggests seven budget-friendly ideas designed to promote your small business and at the same time meet holiday season customer needs. They won’t break the bank and you will still be a stand out. Click here to find out what Caron says. Happy holidays!

RefUSA @ the Plainfield Public Library

Beginning June, 2017, the RefUSA database will be available from Online Resources at the Plainfield Public Library.

RefUSA contains business information from companies that is updated monthly and contains the most accurate data available.

RefUSA has current information about new and existing companies, U.S. historical business information, job postings, U.S. consumers/lifestyles information and more.

Please take a moment to look at this database.  There is a wealth of information at your fingertips. For small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers, job seekers, students and anyone needing business information, click here to have a look.

4 Lessons About Handling Stressed Customers That I Learned From Being a Mover

businessesWhat you do can impact your customers’ experience in a good or an unfortunate way.  Omar Soliman looks at how he and his company effectively deal with customer stress.  Would these suggestions work for you and your company?  Click here to discover more.