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
    Wednesday, August 24, 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.

  • Find (& Prepare For) Your New Career
    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    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.

  • Resume Editing HelpCancelled
    Wednesday, August 24, 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 one-on-one service; first come, first served. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, August 25, 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
    Thursday, August 25, 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, August 25, 2016 3:00 pm
    DeKalb 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 Librarian.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, August 27, 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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, August 29, 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, August 29, 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 one-on-one service; first come, first served. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, August 30, 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 (DeKalb Library)
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 11:00 am
    DeKalb 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 Librarian.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, August 30, 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 (Saratoga Library)
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:00 pm
    Saratoga 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 Librarian.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, August 30, 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.

  • Conquer Student Loan Debt
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Student loan debt is the fastest growing debt in this country. College graduates are saddled with $1.2 trillion of student loan debt, more than any other consumer debt besides home mortgages. There are repayment options and forgiveness programs available. Join us to get the relief you're looking for.

    Attorney Natalie Jean-Baptiste will discuss consolidation, forgiveness programs, preventing wage garnishment, curing default, and more. 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, August 31, 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.

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Learn how to most effectively use the major features of LinkedIn, including how to create a profile, getting recommendations and endorsements, and following groups and companies. This is a Business & Career Library program.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, August 31, 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 one-on-one service; first come, first served. This is a Business & Career Center program.

  • The Best Website for You, Your Business & Your Budget
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    In this seminar, Sylvia Adams, web designer and consultant, will give you tools and strategies to effectively market and promote your business online. We'll dig deep and go over not only why you need a website but what type of website is best for you and your business. Plus, you’ll learn the 10 key ingredients your website needs to ensure that your site is more engaging to your customers and prospects. This is a Business & Career Library program.

    To register email wbc@bocnet.org with your full name, email address, and phone number.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Thursday, September 1, 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
    Thursday, September 1, 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, September 6, 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
    Tuesday, September 6, 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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:00 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, September 8, 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
    Thursday, September 8, 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.

  • NYS Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, September 9, 2016 1:30 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

    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 - get questions answered about resumes, 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)
    • Seniors, veterans, and those with disabilities can learn about specific resources available to them from DOL

    No appointment necessary. The Business & Career Library is presenting this program.

  • Central Library's 75th Anniversary Quiz and Raffle, Presented by the Business & Career Center
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    We will have a fun and informative interactive quiz including questions about the history of the Central Library, work and business in Brooklyn over the last 75 years, and more. Come and see how many of the answers you get right!

    The quiz will be followed by a brief introduction to the services of the Business & Career Center, and there will also be a raffle!

  • Resume & Career Help
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:00 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 Editing Help
    Monday, September 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, September 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
    Tuesday, September 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 Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:00 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, September 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
    Thursday, September 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, September 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
    Tuesday, September 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.

  • Create the Business Plan That’s Right for You
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Attend this SCORE workshop for potential business owners, start-ups and business owners who want to create/update their business plans or launch a new product or service.

    This workshop will give you the tools and background to:

    • Articulate your reasons for developing a business plan 
    • Develop achievable plans to determine and deliver value to your customers
    • Formulate your business model and business goals 
    • Project funding needs and financial results 
    • Communicate your business strategy to stakeholders (potential investors, partners and lenders) 
    • Develop strategies that encourage stakeholders to participate 

    Please register 

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 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 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. Please be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:00 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, September 22, 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
    Thursday, September 22, 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.

  • Aspectos Básicos de Planificación de Negocios (Business Planning Basics)
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:30 pm
    Sunset Park Library

    ¡En solo tres horas, conozca los componentes claves de un sólido plan
    de negocio!

    Este curso le enseñará cómo organizar su idea de negocio para convertirla en un plan estructurado, identificar y promover
    su negocio con clientes potenciales, cumplir los requisitos legales de
    inicio de su negocio,
    y desarrollar sus proyecciones financieras. Total de horas del curso:
    1 sesión, 3 horas.

    Usted aprenderá acerca de:

    • Los componentes de un sólido plan de negocio
    • La interconexión entre ventas, finanzas, recursos humanos y operaciones
    • Las estrategias para llegar a sus clientes objetivo
    • El desarrollo de un análisis de punto de equilibrio
    • El uso de herramientas y plantillas que le ayudarán en el proceso de planificación

    Learn about the key components of a strong business plan in just three hours!

    This course will teach you how to organize your business idea into a structured plan, identify and promote your business to potential customers, fulfill the legal requirements of starting your business, and develop your financial projections. Total course hours: 1 session, 3 hours.

    You will learn about:

    • Components of a strong business plan
    • Interconnectivity of marketing, finance, human resources and operations
    • Strategies for reaching your target customers
    • Developing a break-even analysis
    • Tools and templates that will assist you with the planning process

    Por favor, registrarse aquí (Please register here):

    http://ow.ly/wXPg301O26S

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, September 27, 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
    Tuesday, September 27, 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.

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Learn how to most effectively use the major features of LinkedIn, including how to create a profile, getting recommendations and endorsements, and following groups and companies. This is a Business & Career Library program.

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:00 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, September 29, 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
    Thursday, September 29, 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.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, October 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.