Though Brooklyn Public Library has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus, the Business & Career Center is making resources and services available remotely.
We know job loss is a reality for many people right now. If you are looking for work, a good resume can make a difference. Our staff is pleased to offer virtual Resume & Career Help. Find out more here.
Starting a business, looking for work, or do you want to take control of your finances? We’ve put together Subject Guides that connect you to practical information and reliable data - including this list of Economic Resources to Help Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis. Scroll down to view other curated guides.
We've also expanded the number of Online Resources you can connect with from home. Learn the steps to starting a business, get help creating a business plan, and find data on your customers, competitors and industry.
Our curated Subject Guides will:
> Help you search for a new job or navigate the educational financial aid process
> Guide you through our financial planning and investing resources, and
> Explain how to do market research and start your new business.
Jobs & Education Information
- Job Search
- Resume Tips & Templates
- Cover Letters Tips
- Getting Ready to Interview
- Free Career Support and Advice Online
- Job Training and Placement
- College Choice and Financial Aid Resources
Personal Finance & Investing
- A Brief Guide to Investing
- The Basics of Banking
- Credit Scores & Credit Reports
- Money Management
- Student Loans and Debt Repayment
- Retirement Planning
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
- Business Plans and Starting Your Business
- How to Research Your Competitors
- How to Research Your Industry
- How to Research Your Target Customer
- Starting a Child Care Business
- Resources for Fashion Entrepreneurs
Events & Classes
- BKLYN Career
- BKLYN Small Business
- BKLYN Personal Finance
- BKLYN Real Estate
College admissions cracked : saving your kid (and yourself) from the madnessShulman, Jill Margaret, author, narrator.
How to win in a winner-take-all world : the definitive guide to adapting and succeeding in high-performance careersIrwin, Neil
The skills : from first job to dream job : what every woman needs to knowHusain, Mishal, 1973- author.
The tax and legal playbook : game-changing solutions to your small business questionsKohler, Mark J.
Building a business with a beat : leadership lessons from Jazzercise : an empire built on passion, purpose, and heartMissett, Judi Sheppard, 1944- author.
Crack the Funding Code : How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your StartupRobinett, Judy.
Loonshots : how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industriesBahcall, Safi, author, narrator.
Small business taxes made easy : how to increase your deductions, reduce what you owe, and boost your profitsRosenberg, Eva
The startup owner's manual. vol. 1 : the step-by-step guide for building a great companyBlank, Steven G. (Steven Gary)
Everyday millionaires : how ordinary people built extraordinary wealth--and how you can tooHogan, Chris
The dumb things smart people do with their money : thirteen ways to right your financial wrongsSchlesinger, Jill
Debt 101 : from interest rates and credit scores to student loans and debt payoff strategies, an essential primer on managing debtCagan, Michele
Mastering money : how to beat debt, build wealth, and be prepared for any financial crisisChamp, Norm
How a mother should talk about money with her daughter : a step-by-step guide to budgeting, saving, investing, and other important lessonsMcClanahan, Aja
Work your money, not your life : how to balance your career and personal finances to get what you wantMa, Roger (Financial planner)
Race for profit : how banks and the real estate industry undermined black homeownershipTaylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta
Real Estate Rescue : How America Leaves Billions Behind in Residential Real Estate and How to Maximize Your Home's Value with Kevin Lake.McLaughlin, Tracy.
Real Estate Investing 101 : From Finding Properties and Securing Mortgage Terms to REITs and Flipping Houses, an Essential Primer on How to Make Money with Real Estate.Cagan, Michele.
How the suburbs were segregated : developers and the business of exclusionary housing, 1890-1960Glotzer, Paige
Real Estate Sales Exam Secrets Study Guide : Real Estate Sales Test Review for the Real Estate Sales Exam.Mometrix Real Estate Certification Test Team.