Business & Career Library

Business & Career Library Events

Selected Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) locations will be open on Friday, April 3. All BPL locations will be closed on Sunday, April 5.

THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROGRAM

Blueprint for Your Business: Planning for a Secure Future. Six Workshops for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Can your business continue without you? Blueprint for your Future will show you how you can build a succession plan that will strengthen your business and secure its value. More details may be found here and the application may be found here.

Minority and Women Business Owners SeminarPLEASE NOTE!

The following listings 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 for times and places for business and career programs.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, March 30, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, March 30, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to set up and use LinkedIn, an important professional networking site that can make your job search more effective. This is a Business & Career Library program. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:00 pm
    Cypress Hills Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Adult Virtual Investment Club
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you interested in investing in the stock market, but not sure what it’s all about? Join the Growing Dollars and $ense Virtual Investment Club for adults. and you'll learn what it takes to make wise investments in a no-risk environment with the help of a financial professional. You will explore different types of investments, research companies, and set up and monitor a mock portfolio online.


    The club will meet the first Wednesday of the month: November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1.

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

    This is a Business & Career Library Program

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial CounselingCancelled
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 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 Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 6, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11. For more details visit bklynlibrary.org/business

    To participate, you must register for an orientation at bklynlib.org/business or call 718.623.7000 (option 4).

  • New York State Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, April 10, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 5

    Come and meet with staff from the New York State Department of Labor (DOL), who will work with job seekers to connect them to jobs and resources.

    • Help with your job search, including interviewing, networking, etc.
    • Learn about training plans and career plans
    • Understand how to apply for unemployment insurance (no specific information will be given about individual cases)
    • Get information about DOL programs, services and resources
    • Take advantage of DOL’s online job search tools if you have an email address and an electronic resume (highly recommended)
    • Spanish speakers are welcome; Se habla Español
    • Seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities can learn about specific resources available to them from DOL

    No appointment necessary. This is a Business & Career Library service.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, April 10, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 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 Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:30 am
    Business & Career Library

    Enter the 12th Annual PowerUP! Business Plan Competition for a chance to win $15,000! You Have the Dream. We Have the Tools! Hammer out your ideas at workshops, explore resources for start-ups and refine your blueprint with business counselors. This is a Business & Career Library program. To apply, you must attend an orientation. Orientations run from February 25 to April 11.

    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, April 13, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Interviewing Basics
    Monday, April 13, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    Be better prepared for your next job interview! Learn about the different styles of interviewing questions, as well as strategies for answering frequently asked questions. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Setting up a Business: Legal Structures
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Volunteer attorneys from the NYC Bar Association’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project will explain the advantages and the liabilities of different forms of business structure, such as incorporation, partnership, and sole proprietorship. 

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

    This is a Business & Career Library Program

    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, April 15, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, April 17, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 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 Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Financial Empowerment Fair
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:30 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Are you Money Smart? Get the information and the skills you need to have a savvy relationship with your finances at the Financial Empowerment Fair.   Workshops include:  your relationship to money, renting or buying a home, managing your credit history, banking and other smart phone apps, and financing college. Financial counseling and tax help available throughout the day

    This is a Business & Career Library Event

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 20, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, April 24, 2015 2:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    A Business & Career Librarian is available to provide one-on-one help with a resume or cover letter, interviewing skills, LinkedIn, online learning, and other career-related needs.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 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 Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, April 27, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, April 27, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn how to set up and use LinkedIn, an important professional networking site that can make your job search more effective. This is a Business & Career Library program.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Hiring and Training Grants for Small Businesses
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Hire and train a new employee and NY State may reimburse you up to $7,900!  At this information session, get the details regarding the New York State Unemployment Strikeforce and how it can benefit your business. Learn about different programs like apprenticeships and free recruitment services. 

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

    This is a Business & Career Library Event

    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, April 29, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • How to Build Your Brand and Keep it in the Black
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In this two-part workshop, you will learn what makes a great brand and how you can transform yours into one that helps you keep your current customers and attract new ones. Presenter Alan Siege will challenge your assumptions and present pragmatic and clear practices that you can use immediately to refine and strengthen your brand.

    The second half of the program will look at the back end of running a business. Even with an awesome brand and an incredible website, your company needs to set up financial systems. Presenter Naman Trivedi will explain how to do it right using case studies to illustrate the three essentials Cs: consistency, controls, and cash. This program is presented by the Business & Career Library.

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

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

  • How to Build Your Brand and Keep it in the BlackCancelled
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Alan Siege and Naman Trivedi will discuss what makes a great brand and how you can transform yours into one that helps you keep your current customers and attract new ones, and also will examine the back end of running a business.

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

    This is a Business & Career Library Event

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, May 2, 2015 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 Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, May 4, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 9:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Take a step toward financial stability--make a confidential appointment with a counselor from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation'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. Counseling is available in English and Spanish. 

    This is a Business & Career Library service. Please call 718.636.6994 for an appointment. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 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. Call 718.623.7000 to make an appointment. This is a Business & Career Library service.