Business & Career Library

Business & Career Library Events

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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 both the Business & Career Library, 280 Cadman Plaza and 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
    Friday, May 27, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    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 visithttps://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
    Friday, May 27, 2016 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    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.

  • FastTrac NewVenture Female Entrepreneurship Program
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Learn how to launch your business with other female entrepreneurs!
    Our free program for female entrepreneurs will take you through the requirements of making your business idea a reality, with focused attention on overcoming the challenges specific to female entrepreneurs and the resources available for women-owned businesses.

    With the guidance of successful entrepreneurs, business experts, and experienced coaches, FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur will help you refine your business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to complete your launch. With an additional focus on networking, negotiating, and certification, this course will provide the tools to help you launch your business and a network of supportive female entrepreneurs.

    Total course hours: 10 sessions, 40 hours

    The application process for this course is closed. 

    To apply to other courses, go to nyc.gov/fasttrac

  • Free One-on-One Financial CounselingCancelled
    Tuesday, May 31, 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 (Central Library)Cancelled
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business CounselorCancelled
    Tuesday, May 31, 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 visithttps://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, June 1, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” The Entrepreneur Series
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    A panel discussion with creative Brooklyn entrepreneurs who followed their passions and started their businesses. Learn about the challenges and rewards they encountered on the road to success. This is a Business & Career Library Event

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

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

  • FastTrac NewVenture Female Entrepreneurship Program
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Learn how to launch your business with other female entrepreneurs!
    Our free program for female entrepreneurs will take you through the requirements of making your business idea a reality, with focused attention on overcoming the challenges specific to female entrepreneurs and the resources available for women-owned businesses.

    With the guidance of successful entrepreneurs, business experts, and experienced coaches, FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur will help you refine your business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to complete your launch. With an additional focus on networking, negotiating, and certification, this course will provide the tools to help you launch your business and a network of supportive female entrepreneurs.

    Total course hours: 10 sessions, 40 hours

    The application process for this course is closed. 

    To apply to other courses, go to nyc.gov/fasttrac

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 2, 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 (Central Library)
    Thursday, June 2, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, June 4, 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.

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” The Entrepreneur EXPO
    Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Connect with lenders, business counselors, tech providers, marketing specialists and others who can help you start or grow your business. This is a Business & Career Library Event.

     

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

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” The Entrepreneur EXPO
    Saturday, June 4, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Connect with lenders, business counselors, tech providers, marketing specialists and others who can help you start or grow your business. This is a Business & Career Library Event.

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

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, June 6, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 6, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • FastTrac NewVenture Female Entrepreneurship Program
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Learn how to launch your business with other female entrepreneurs!
    Our free program for female entrepreneurs will take you through the requirements of making your business idea a reality, with focused attention on overcoming the challenges specific to female entrepreneurs and the resources available for women-owned businesses.

    With the guidance of successful entrepreneurs, business experts, and experienced coaches, FastTrac® NewVenture™ for the Female Entrepreneur will help you refine your business concept, identify the components of a strong business plan, and access the appropriate resources to complete your launch. With an additional focus on networking, negotiating, and certification, this course will provide the tools to help you launch your business and a network of supportive female entrepreneurs.

    Total course hours: 10 sessions, 40 hours

    The application process for this course is closed. 

    To apply to other courses, go to nyc.gov/fasttrac

     

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, June 7, 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 (Central Library)
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, June 7, 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 visithttps://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, June 8, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 9, 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 (Central Library)
    Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Leasing Commercial Property
    Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Everything is subject to negotiation when renting commercial real estate. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will explain what to look for in a lease and how to get the best deal. This is a Business & Career Library event. Please register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercial-leasing-tickets-18743653773

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, June 13, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 13, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, June 14, 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 (Central Library)
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, June 14, 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 visithttps://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, June 15, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 16, 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 (Central Library)
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, June 18, 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.

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:00 am
    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 business skills, computers and technology, and more -- for free.

    You'll be introduced to the Metrix Learning System, a site that lets you rate your skills and choose courses to build your skills in the job market, and 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. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    Registration is required for this eventPlease be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, June 20, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 20, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, June 21, 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 (Central Library)
    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, June 21, 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 visithttps://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, June 22, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, June 23, 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 (Central Library)
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    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.

  • Lean Startup
    Friday, June 24, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Learn to avoid common mistakes that doom many entrepreneurs, quickly test your startup ideas without spending a lot of money, nail your value proposition and make customers deliriously happy. This session is for those starting a business and for companies considering launching a new product. This is a Business & Career Library event.

    Please register here. https://newyorkcity.score.org/localworkshops/free-workshop-lean-startup  

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, June 27, 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 visithttps://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 Editing Help
    Monday, June 27, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 6

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

  • Researching Your Industry
    Monday, June 27, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Do you need to write a business plan or refine your marketing strategy? Learn how to size your industry, identify major players, and research future trends. This is a Business & Career Library Program.

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

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