Gale Courses presents a wide variety of interactive six-week long courses that are led by an instructor and conducted completely online. This is free to Plainfield Library cardholders and is available 24/7 on the library website. You will discover courses in Quickbooks, grant writing, business communication, sales and marketing, and more. You need only follow the instructions for signing up. Whether you are looking for professional development or personal improvement this conveniently formatted way to learn may be just what you need. Click here to take a look.
On the second and fourth Mondays each month, 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, from 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.
Here is a way to improve your marketing strategy: connect LinkedIn to your marketing plan. Click here to discover what Drew Hendricks says to help you gain the most for your business.
“Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals to maintain their smartness. Whether they do it in leadership, business, the arts, or a different field, they push and challenge themselves daily.” Lolly Daskal gives 18 habits that you can use to cultivate intelligence and grow into your smartest self possible. Click here to find out what she says.
Gordon Tredgold strongly encourages small businessmen and women to build a powerful network and cites what others have said about the value of networking. Click here and find out what he and they say.
Lynda.com is a free educational resource available through the Plainfield Public Library webpage. It offers a variety of video courses for software and business skills, photography and writing courses…and more. It is free to Plainfield Library cardholders, 24/7. If your or your organization are looking for a place to learn and improve skills, take a look at the available learning paths, design, software and popular topics. Click here to take a look.
Leadership styles can come in various forms and styles. See here what Marcel Schwantes thinks are the type of leaders and managers that employees will eagerly follow.