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.

  • 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.

  • One-on-One Resume Writing Workshop
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:00 am
    Jamaica Bay Library

    Come to Jamaica Bay Library for one-on-one help to perfect your resume writing skills using Microsoft Word, including tips on wording and formatting that will make your resume stand out to potential employers.

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

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

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

  • Resume & Career Help (DeKalb Library)
    Thursday, September 29, 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 (Bedford Library)
    Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:00 pm
    Bedford Library

    Get free one-on-one resume help, education and career advice, interviewing prep, LinkedIn profile tips, and more with help from Job Information Resource Specialist.

  • 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.

  • Money is Power Women's Financial Literacy Seminar
    Saturday, October 1, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn from financial experts who will address personal budgeting, home ownership, retirement planning, and wealth building strategies. This is a Business & Career Library workshop presented in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Delta Rho Omega Chapter. Refreshments will be served. Please email moneyispowerfinancialseminar@gmail.com to register for this event.

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

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Monday, October 3, 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.

  • Meet the Lenders
    Monday, October 3, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Learn about innovative and alternative loans for startups and very small businesses. Representatives from BOC Capital, VEDC Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund, LES Federal Credit Union, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation, and other lenders, will discuss options available to fund your business venture. 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
    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.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, October 4, 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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

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

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, October 5, 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.

  • Create a Blog for You and Your Business Part 1
    Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Room 216

    Ms. Man-Li Lin, SBA Economic Development Specialist will lead a hands-on workshop on how to choose a domain name, how to design your blog and how it should function. Please join us for this Business & Career Library event. Seating is limited.

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

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

  • One-on-One Resume Writing Workshop
    Friday, October 7, 2016 11:00 am
    Jamaica Bay Library

    Come to Jamaica Bay Library for one-on-one help to perfect your resume writing skills using Microsoft Word, including tips on wording and formatting that will make your resume stand out to potential employers.

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

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

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:00 am
    Business & Career Center

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

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

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Saturday, October 8, 2016 11:00 am
    Saratoga 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 event. Please be sure to be on time to avoid missing important information.

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Tuesday, October 11, 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, October 11, 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.

  • Setting Up Your Business: Legal Structures
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 pm
    Central Library, Trustees' Room

    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. 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, October 12, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

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

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

  • Resume Editing Help
    Wednesday, October 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
    Thursday, October 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.

  • Life After Work: When to Start Receiving Social Security Retirement Benefits
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Professional Social Security Administration representatives will explain when to start receiving retirement benefits as a personal choice. During this financial literacy presentation, discuss different options and learn how to use online tools to make informed choices. This program is co-hosted by the Business & Career Library and Services to Older Adults. No Registration is necessary.

  • Life After Work: Social Security - When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:00 am
    Central Library, Info Commons Lab

    Professional Social Security Administration representatives will be here to explain when to start receiving retirement benefits as a personal choice.

    During this financial literacy presentation, we will discuss different options and demonstrate how to use online tools.

    Find out how you can make informed choices using Articles and Databases available to you, from BPL librarians.

     

     

    • Discuss when to start receiving Retirement Benefits
    • Can Social Security benefits be too high to receive food stamps?
    • A program for older adults, individuals 50+

  • Resume & Career Help
    Thursday, October 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.

  • 10 Pasos para Iniciar su Propio Negocio (10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business)
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:30 pm
    Sunset Park Library

    ¡Conozca lo que se requiere para iniciar
    su propio negocio!

    Este curso proporciona una descripción general básica de los pasos que necesitará dar para iniciar un negocio, y cómo NYC Business Solutions lo puede guiar en cada paso a lo largo del camino. Total de horas del curso:
    1 sesión, varía según el Centro de 1.5 a 2.5 horas.

    Usted aprenderá acerca de:

    • Cómo desarrollar
    un plan de negocio
    • Cómo determinar
    su estructura legal
    • Cómo configurar
    su contabilidad
    • Cómo obtener
    permisos y licencias
    • Cómo obtener financiamiento

    Registrar aquí: http://10_steps.eventbrite.com

    Learn what it takes to start your own business!

    This course provides a basic overview of the steps you’ll need to take to start a business and how NYC Business Solutions can guide you through each step along the way. Total course hours: 1 session, varies by Center from 1.5-2.5 hours.

    You will learn about:

    • How to develop a business plan
    • How to determine your legal structure
    • How to set up your bookkeeping
    • How to get permits and licenses
    • How to obtain financing

    Register Here: http://10_steps.eventbrite.com

  • One-on-One Resume Writing Workshop
    Friday, October 14, 2016 11:00 am
    Jamaica Bay Library

    Come to Jamaica Bay Library for one-on-one help to perfect your resume writing skills using Microsoft Word, including tips on wording and formatting that will make your resume stand out to potential employers.

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

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

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

  • New York State Department of Labor Counseling
    Friday, October 14, 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 Department of Labor resources.

    • Learn about how to get help with your job search, including resume review, 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
    • 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 program.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Saturday, October 15, 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.

  • By Women, For Women: Lessons Learned Running a Business
    Monday, October 17, 2016 10:00 am
    Central Library, Dweck Center

    Join a panel discussion with successful women entrepreneurs, who will share their hard-won knowledge and offer you an opportunity to learn from their business successes and mistakes. They will focus on the highlights, roadblocks and victories that are often unique to women business owners.

    Along with these discussions, there will be ample time for questions and answers. There will also be a half hour lunch break for lunch and networking.

    This SCORE event is free of charge.

    Please register here

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Monday, October 17, 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.

  • One-on-One Resume Writing Workshop
    Monday, October 17, 2016 11:00 am
    Jamaica Bay Library

    Come to Jamaica Bay Library for one-on-one help to perfect your resume writing skills using Microsoft Word, including tips on wording and formatting that will make your resume stand out to potential employers.

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

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

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

  • Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com
    Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 pm
    Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

    Are you looking to improve your skills to make yourself more attractive to employers in your job search? Come to find out more about Brooklyn Public Library's online learning platforms, which allow you to take skill-building classes in 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
    Monday, October 17, 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, October 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.

  • Resume & Career Help
    Tuesday, October 18, 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.

  • Meet One-on-One with a SCORE Business Counselor
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:00 pm
    Central Library, Info Commons, Room 3

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

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

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

  • Resume & Career Help
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:00 am
    Business & Career Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
    Saturday, October 22, 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.

  • LinkedIn Basics
    Monday, October 24, 2016 3:00 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.