Business Owners: Help is at Your Library

PrintFor Business owners: Your public library has various business resources, services and tools to help support and develop your business.

If your staff need computer training for Microsoft Office, social media and programming we schedule free computer classes every month, and have access to online tutorials from Learning Express which are free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

For your market research needs we have an online database called AtoZdatabases that can help and is free to use with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Investment information may be what you need.  If so,  Morningstar Investment Research Center can help you find what you need and is free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

The Library offers all this and more!  Click here for more details and to contact the library: http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/business.aspx.

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Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series at the Plainfield Public Library

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“A representative from Illinois Small Business Development Center will be presenting LinkedIn for Professionals.”

Thursday, February 4, 2016
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library
15025 S. Illinois St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
Lower Level Meeting Room

Register here or call 815.327.2515

Business Owners: Help is at Your Library

PrintFor Business owners: Your public library has various business resources, services and tools to help support and develop your business.

If your staff need computer training for Microsoft Office, social media and programming we schedule free computer classes every month, and have access to online tutorials from Learning Express which are free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

For your market research needs we have an online database called AtoZdatabases that can help and is free to use with your Plainfield Public Library card.

Investment information may be what you need.  If so,  Morningstar Investment Research Center can help you find what you need and is free with your Plainfield Public Library card.

The Library offers all this and more!  Click here for more details and to contact the library: http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/reference/business.aspx.

Webinar | 10 Cybersecurity Mistakes You Cannot Afford to Make

cloud-computing-for-businesses-3Tips from the Federal Trade Commission
Tuesday, December 8 at 2:00 PM ET

“The consequences of a data breach can be disastrous for a small business. The good news is there are steps you can take to protect your company’s data. Using the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security guide and drawing on lessons from more than 50 FTC data security cases, this webinar will lay out ten key steps to effective data security for small businesses. The training is aimed at small business owners who have basic familiarity with their company’s information technology. A Q&A session will follow. Topics include:”

Password policies
Access controls
Network segmentation
Securing physical media

Register now

Como: Mobile Technology : A Loyalty App for Small Business Solutions

businessesComo lets you create your own unique, customized mobile app and loyalty program to help you build desirable customer loyalty and grow your sales.

Como gives you all the tools needed to keep on-the-go customers connected and coming back.  You need no technical skills.  With your choice of features, you can make it easy for customers to be satisfied and eager to return.

Loyal customers are at the heart of your business.  Como will help you grab their attention.

Click here to find out more.

Gale Courses for You and Your Business

PrintDo you want to learn about a new business tool, prepare for a career exam, or discover a new field? Gale Courses is a great place to start for you and your business.

Gale Courses is a valuable, accessible tool for online learning. This program offers 350+ classes focused on professional development, technology skills, test preparation and personal enrichment. Created by Ed2Go, each of the six-week long courses is taught entirely online by expert instructors.  New sessions begin every month. You can link to Gale Courses from the Online Resources page at the Library website.

A Plainfield Public Library cardholder in good standing can access these courses for free.  Each class provides an interactive learning environment with twice weekly lessons, assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.  At the end of each session, you will receive an award of completion with a passing score.

Webinar | What Small Businesses Need to Know About The Switch to Chip Card Technology

sba logoWednesday, August 26, 2015 2:00 PM ET

“Did you know that an important shift is occurring with card payment technology that might impact your business? Keeping up with the newest, most secure card payment technology is very important for small business owners.  That’s why SBA has teamed up with Square to help small businesses navigate the upcoming transition from magnetic stripe to chip card technology (also known as “EMV” – for Europay, MasterCard, & Visa).

Please join SBA and Square for a free webinar presentation: “EMV 101: What Small Businesses Need to Know About the Switch to Chip Card Technology”.

Participants will learn:

What the transition to EMV chip card technology means for small businesses
What EMV chip card technology is and why it’s more secure
How to prepare for new fraud liability rules impacting merchants beginning October 1, 2015″

Click here to register.