Business & Career Center

Business & Career Center Events

Minority and Women Business Owners Seminar 

The following events are listed by date - please scroll down to find programs farther in the future. Events, programs and services take place at the Business & Career Center at Central Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza. Please check listings for times and places for business and career programs.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, December 12, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help (Bushwick Library)
    Monday, December 12, 2016 11:00 am
    Bushwick Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)
    Monday, December 12, 2016 11:00 am
    Brownsville Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Small Business Smarts: At the Library
    Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Starting or growing a business? We have in-person workshops, online videos, books and databases to help you write a business plan, research industry trends, find your competition, understand social media and secure financing. We’ll also help you navigate government agencies and local organizations to find small business advice. Learn how to use your Library Card to access our resources. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Resume & Career Help (Kings Highway Library)
    Monday, December 12, 2016 2:00 pm
    Kings Highway Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from a Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Saratoga Library)
    Monday, December 12, 2016 3:00 pm
    Saratoga Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Monday, December 12, 2016 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System.

    Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

    Registration is required

  • Young Adult Resume and Career Help
    Monday, December 12, 2016 4:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Are you looking to get some help before your first job interview? Need to start a resume for school but need a hand? Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, and interviewing help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready and career-oriented.This is a Business & Career Center program. First come, first served.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, December 12, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

    This is a Business & Career Center program. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Signing a Commercial Lease: What You Need to Know
    Monday, December 12, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    This workshop will discuss the special vocabulary of commercial leases and the rights of a commercial tenant in NYC, with a focus on office and retail leases. To register please send your full name, email address and phone number to wbc@bocnet.org. This is a Business & Career Library program in partnership with Business Outreach Center.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving Library)
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Washington Irving Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Macon Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Internet Basics: Haitian-Creole / Fomasyon de baz Entenet an Kreyol
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 12:00 pm
    Paerdegat Library

    Come learn basic internet skills in Haitian-Creole. This is a Business & Career Library Program. No registration required. For questions or more information , call 718.623.7000 x23241.

    Vini aprann konpetans de baz entenet. Sa se yon pwogram de Business & Career Library. Enskripsyon pa nesesèr. Pou kesyon oswa plis enformasyon, rele 718.623.7000 23241.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Coney Island Library)
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:00 pm
    Coney Island Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary,  first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 3:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    Whether an entrepreneur, artist, writer or musician, you may be able to claim ownership of your idea or work.  Volunteers from the New York City Bar’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will answer questions about what you can protect, the difference between trademarks, copyrights and patents, and the limits to your legal rights. This is a Business & Career Library program in partnership with Brooklyn SBDC and NELP.

    Please register at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 and select option 4.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Microsoft Word Basics: Haitian-Creole / Fomasyon de baz Microsoft Word an Kreyol
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Come learn how to create and edit a document in Haitian-Creole. This is a Business & Career Library Program. No registration required. For questions or more information , call 718.623.7000 x23241.

    Vini aprann ki jan yo kreye ak modifye yon dokiman. Sa se yon pwogram de Business & Career Library. Enskripsyon pa nesesèr. Pou kesyon oswa plis enformasyon, rele 718.623.7000 23241.

  • Resume & Career Help (Flatbush Library)
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:30 pm
    Flatbush Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

    This is a Business & Career Center program. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Cypress Hills Library)
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00 am
    Cypress Hills Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Bedford Library)
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:00 pm
    Bedford Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Obtener la certificación como un negocio propiedad de minorías (How to Become Certified As a Minority/Women-Owned Business)
    Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:30 pm
    Sunset Park Library

    Obtener información acerca de certificación M/WBE!

    Las empresas certificadas como un negocio propiedad de minorías (M/WBE) son capaces de aumentar su visibilidad, capacidad y contribuir a la economía de la ciudad a través de la licitación de contratos públicos. Si eres dueño de un negocio y quieres aprender cómo ser certificado como un M/WBE que pueda beneficiar a su negocio, este es el curso para usted!

    (Las empresas deben estar en funcionamiento durante al menos un año para calificar para la certificación)

    Usted aprenderá acerca de:

    • Los requisitos para convertirse en un dueño de M/WBE

    • La finalización de la solicitud de certificación M/WBE

    • Evitar los errores comunes de certificación

    • Recibir asistencia con ofertas y propuestas

    Registrar aquí: http://mwbe_sunset_park.eventbrite.com

    Learn more about the M/WBE certification!

    Companies that are certified as a Minority/Women-Owned Business (M/WBE) are able to increase their visibility and contribute to the economy of the city through public procurement opportunities. If you are a business owner and want to learn about how becoming certified as a M/WBE can benefit your business, this is the course for you!

    (Companies must be in operation for at least one year to qualify for certification)

    You will learn about:

    • The requirements to become an owner of a M/WBE

    • The completion of the certification request for M/WBE status

    • Avoid common certification mistakes

    • Receive assistance with bids and proposals

    Register here: http://mwbe_sunset_park.eventbrite.com

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, December 16, 2016 11:00 am
    Jamaica Bay Library

    Meet one-on-one with a librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    Please contact the adult librarian ahead of time in order to make an appointment by visiting the reference desk, by calling (718) 241-3571, or by email at potis@bklynlibrary.org .

    Patrons are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume, whether in print or on a flash drive. If patrons have no means of saving their work, the library will save it for them.

    Note: The date listed here is merely a suggested appointment time when the adult librarian is guaranteed to be available. Other, more convenient times may be scheduled between the patron and the adult librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help (Stone Avenue Library)
    Friday, December 16, 2016 11:00 am
    Stone Avenue Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

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    Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Center

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library’s online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in many subjects without paying hundreds of dollars. These include:

    • Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market
    • lynda.com, a site with educational videos focused on technology and business skills Attendance at an information session is required to gain a license to use the Metrix Learning System.

      Basic Internet skills and a BPL library card are required for all learning platforms. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

    Registration is required.

    *Please be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information and plan to be present for approximately 1½ hours

     

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, December 19, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Alternative Lending Roundtable
    Monday, December 19, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Need money to start and run a business, but not sure where to find it? Meet traditional and non-traditional lenders and learn about innovative and alternative loans for start-ups and small businesses. Come and discuss your options at this event produced in partnership with SCORE and the SBA.

    Please register here.

  • Resume & Career Help (Brownsville Library)
    Monday, December 19, 2016 11:00 am
    Brownsville Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Saratoga Library)
    Monday, December 19, 2016 3:00 pm
    Saratoga Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Mastering Online Job Applications
    Monday, December 19, 2016 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Learn what to expect in online job applications, how to upload your resume to an application, and more.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, December 19, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Need assistance perfecting your resume or cover letter to make it look and sound just right? Our volunteer Resume Coach is here to help. Please bring a draft of your resume or cover letter with you.

    This is a Business & Career Center program. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration's Financial Empowerment Center. A counselor can advise you on budgeting and money management, establishing and improving credit ratings, analyzing your credit report, finding affordable banking services, financial planning, and reducing debt.

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration at 718.636.6994 for an appointment.

  • Resume & Career Help (Washington Irving Library)
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:00 am
    Washington Irving Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Resume & Career Help (Macon Library)
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:00 am
    Macon Library

    Meet with a Job Information Resource Librarian to get help with your résumé, cover letter, interview, or job search. This is a one-on-one service; first come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Coney Island Library)
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:00 pm
    Coney Island Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary,  first-come first-served.

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:00 pm
    DeKalb Library

    Work on your resume or cover letter, get education and career advice, or practice for your job interview with help from a Job Information Resource Librarian. Patrons will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Meet with a SCORE counselor to discuss your business needs. Get advice on starting a business, writing a business plan, implementing a marketing strategy and much more. SCORE is an SBA organization. To schedule an appointment with a SCORE mentor, please visit https://newyorkcity.score.org/ and click the big green box on the upper right of the page to "Request a Meeting." This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

    Meet one-on-one with a Business & Career Librarian to get information on career-related topics, including resume, cover letter, interviewing and LinkedIn help. Learn how Brooklyn Public Library's resources can help you become more job-ready.

    This is a Business & Career Library program. First come, first served.

  • Resume & Career Help (Flatbush Library)
    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 2:30 pm
    Flatbush Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist. No appointment necessary, first-come first-served.