Business & Career Library

Business & Career Library Events

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 times and places for business and career programs.

  • 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. 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. 

  • 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. 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. 

  • 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.

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    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 Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:00 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
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

    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 for this event.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, May 1, 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, 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. 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. 

  • Interviewing Basics
    Monday, May 4, 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, 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. 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, 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. 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. 

  • Investing 1.0, Investment Options and How to Get Started
    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Whether you are a novice or have some experience investing, financial planning professionals will explain different types of investments and show you how to build an investment plan that can build wealth now or for your retirement. This is a Business & Career Library program. No registration required.

  • 10 Steps to Starting a Business
    Thursday, May 7, 2015 10:00 am
    Business & Career Library

    Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. Representatives from the SBA will discuss the 10 easy steps to help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

    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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, May 7, 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, May 8, 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, May 9, 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 11, 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 12, 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 12, 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. 

  • Free Online Learning Classes: Metrix Learning and Lynda.com
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    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 event.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, May 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. 

  • Investing 2.0 New Investment Trends and Online Investing
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Whether you are a novice or have some experience investing, financial planning professionals will explain different types of investments and show you how to build an investment plan that can build wealth now or for your retirement. This is a Business & Career Library program. No registration required.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, May 14, 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 Online Learning Classes: Information Session
    Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:00 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
    • Learning Express Library, a site offering online courses and eBooks to help with reading, math, computer and other basic skills, plus test preparation and citizenship help

    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 for this event.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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 18, 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. 

  • Find (and Prepare For) Your New Career
    Monday, May 18, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Looking to turn your job into a career, or to find out how you can use your interests to find the right job for you? Learn how to use our Career Cruising database to:

    • Find the best job fit for you
    • Research salaries and job prospects for hundreds of careers
    • Watch interviews discussing pluses, minuses and words of advice for each job
    • Discover professional organizations within different fields

    Additionally, you will learn how Learning Express Library can help you build your skills for career-related exams through practice tests, downloadable ebooks and online tutorials. This is a Business & Career Library program. 

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, May 19, 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 19, 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. 

  • Legal Essentials for Doing Business
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Online opportunities are making starting and growing a business easier, but beware of the legal issues and responsibilities involved. This workshop with Start Small Think Big will cover website terms and conditions, copyright infringement issues, online sales tax rules, and social media’s intersection with business and law. This Business & Career Library program is presented by Business Outreach Network.

    To register email wbc@bocnet.org or call 718.624.9115 ext 13.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, May 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. 

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” The Entrepreneur Series for Startups
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    Meet the winners of Brooklyn Public Library’s 2014 PowerUP! Business Plan Competition, Vander Carter, JestGreen; Shaun Jaffier, Droplet; and Mina Marsow, Prospect Gymnastics. Hear how they did it!

    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.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, May 22, 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
    Tuesday, May 26, 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. 

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    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. 

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, May 26, 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 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. 

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” The Entrepreneur Series for Startups
    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 pm
    Business & Career Library

    A panel discussion with Brooklyn entrepreneurs who pursued their dreams and started their own businesses. Learn about the challenges and rewards they encountered on the road to success.

    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.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Friday, May 29, 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.

  • “You Can Do It, Too!” Entrepreneur Expo
    Saturday, June 6, 2015 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.

    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.