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SEP
11

Making an Informed Career Decision

Mon, Sep 11   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Career seekers and those considering a career transition will learn how to use Brooklyn Public Library's Vault database, along with internet resources to search industries in order to make informed career decisions. Participants will learn to use...

Making an Informed Career Decision

SEP
18

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Mon, Sep 18   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Get job ready and advance your career with valuable online courses via Metrix Learning System and Lynda.com for free. These platforms allow you to take skill-building classes without paying hundreds of dollars. Basic internet skills and a BPL...

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

OCT
3

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Tue, Oct 3   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Coney Island Library

Adults business

Get job ready and advance your career with valuable online courses via Metrix Learning System and Lynda.com for free. These platforms allow you to take skill-building classes without paying hundreds of dollars. Basic internet skills and a BPL...

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

OCT
18

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

Wed, Oct 18   2:00 pm to 3:30 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults business

Get job ready and advance your career with valuable online courses via Metrix Learning System and Lynda.com for free. These platforms allow you to take skill-building classes without paying hundreds of dollars. Basic internet skills and a BPL...

Upgrade Your Workplace Skills with Metrix Learning & Lynda.com

FEB
17

Making an Informed Career Decision

Sat, Feb 17   3:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Central Library, Info Commons, Room 7

Adults business career

Career seekers and those considering a career transition will learn more about Brooklyn Public Library's Career Cruising and Vault databases, along with internet resources such as the O*Net Profiler and Occupational Outlook Handbook, to...

Making an Informed Career Decision

MAR
14

Legal Issues for Small Businesses Cancelled

Wed, Mar 14   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

This 2-part workshop will provide information about city, state, and federal regulations that apply to any business start-up and about laws and regulations that will become effective in the near future. Our presenter is Tom Farrell, a lawyer with...

Legal Issues for Small Businesses

MAR
20

Food Retail: Getting Better Results from Your Inventory

Tue, Mar 20   5:30 pm to 8:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Food retail businesses operate on slim profit margins, so it’s essential that you get the most out of your inventory. This course teaches the tools to help you identify the right products for your business, effectively sell these products, and...

Food Retail: Getting Better Results from Your Inventory

MAR
22

Google It!

Thu, Mar 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Google Digital Coach and CEO of C-Suite Coach, Angelina Darrisaw, will discuss key trends in the small business marketing ecosystem and defining your online audience. She will demonstrate how to create compelling ads on Google AdWords Express and...

Google It!

MAR
24

WEnyc Master Leadership

Sat, Mar 24   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Over the course of two sessions, women entrepreneurs will learn from experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship. Topics include developing a formal pitch, mastering negotiation techniques and developing strategies to overcome common...

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WEnyc Master Leadership

MAR
26

How to Become Certified As a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)

Mon, Mar 26   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

If you are a business owner and would like to learn how being certified as an M/WBE business can benefit to your business, this is the course for you! Topics covered include: The qualifications to become an M/WBE business, completion of the M/WBE...

How to Become Certified As a Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)

Stepping into Fashion & Beauty: Make Technology Your Partner

Mon, Mar 26   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

As an entrepreneur, there are aspects to your business that require expert intervention and support but they can be expensive. Fashion and beauty industry expert, Sadia Seymour leads this workshop about technology to keep you organized and take...

Stepping into Fashion & Beauty: Make Technology Your Partner

MAR
31

WEnyc Master Leadership

Sat, Mar 31   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Over the course of two sessions, women entrepreneurs will learn from experts in leadership development and entrepreneurship. Topics include developing a formal pitch, mastering negotiation techniques and developing strategies to overcome common...

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WEnyc Master Leadership

APR
11

Created in Brooklyn: A series of photographs and conversations with Randy Duchaine

Wed, Apr 11   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Park Slope Library

Adults business photography

Join Duchaine in his sixth year at Brooklyn Public Library as he continues his conversations with individuals featured in his work:

Dawn Ladd (pictured above), restoration expert and founder of...

Created in Brooklyn: A series of photographs and conversations with Randy Duchaine

The Importance of Effective Human Resources for Small Businesses

Wed, Apr 11   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Brooklyn Collection

Adults business

Small business owners are the most at risk for Department of Labor complaints and have higher instances of lawsuits for mismanagement of employee issues. Learn why training and development are important to your organization as it grows. In...

The Importance of Effective Human Resources for Small Businesses

APR
13

Budgeting & Credit Basics

Fri, Apr 13   1:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Adults business finance

Building strong budgeting habits will help you mange your personal finances and this means bigger savings for you in the long run!

This workshop will cover

Opening a bank account

Creating a budget

Building credit...

Budgeting & Credit Basics

APR
16

10 Steps to Starting a Business

Mon, Apr 16   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

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...

10 Steps to Starting a Business

APR
17

Leasing Commercial Property

Tue, Apr 17   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Everything is subject to negotiation when renting commercial real estate. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will explain what to look for in a lease and how to get the best deal....

Leasing Commercial Property

APR
18

Digital Media Summit

Wed, Apr 18   9:00 am to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Don’t miss this symposium and conference which will have it ALL:

Keynote addresses by social media innovators, breakout sessions on specific applications ... and much more.

Topics will include: Blogging and E-mail Marketing,...

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Digital Media Summit

APR
23

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Mon, Apr 23   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

CLOSED - We are at capacity for this orientation session. Please check here for additional dates.

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes,...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Kick-off Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

APR
24

Long Reference Session

Tue, Apr 24   4:30 pm to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Business & Career Center

Adults business

Patron has a children's birthday party business and needs to demonstrate that spending on birthday parties has increased and will increase in the future. If we can't find spending specifically on birthday parties, then just general spending on...

Long Reference Session

Starting a Business at 50+

Tue, Apr 24   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Older Adults business

Learn why being 50 (or Older) is just right for Entrepreneurship! Are you nearing retirement and wondering how you will continue to generate income? A growing number of individuals over the age of 50 or "Encore Entrepreneurs" are turning to small...

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Starting a Business at 50+

APR
25

Simply Accounting: The Entrepreneur’s Easy Guide

Wed, Apr 25   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Understanding the basics of accounting is not as daunting as entrepreneurs believe. Knowing the answers to: Who owes me money? To whom do I owe money? How much money do I have in the bank? are key when building a business. Entrepreneurs who...

Simply Accounting: The Entrepreneur’s Easy Guide

APR
26

How Market Research Can Help Your Business

Thu, Apr 26   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Competitive and consumer analysis are key parts of your company’s marketing plan. Join us as Bill Loges of Infogroup, the company that brings you ReferenceUSA, highlights how this valuable resource will help you identify competitors and customers...

How Market Research Can Help Your Business

APR
28

Financial Fair: Take Control of Your Finances in Uncertain Times

Sat, Apr 28   11:00 am to 5:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business finance

Are you struggling to make ends meet? Making the most of your money is a challenge in today’s changing economy. With reliable information from financial experts you can make smart choices about your financial future. Join us for a day of...

Financial Fair: Take Control of Your Finances in Uncertain Times

MAY
1

Make Business Ownership a Reality

Tue, May 1   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Are you one of those people who talks about starting a business? Well, stop talking and start doing! Learn the basics steps you need to take to begin. Understand how to select the right business entity, why you need a business plan and how to...

Make Business Ownership a Reality

One-on-one Legal Assistance

Tue, May 1   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Legal assistance for start-ups and small business owners. Volunteers from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) answer your questions about commercial leases, contracts, intellectual property and legal structures. *Appointments must be...

One-on-one Legal Assistance

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation (ofri an Kreyòl): Chak Siksè Gen Yon Kòmansman!

Tue, May 1   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Cortelyou Library

Adults business

Antre nan PowerUP! epi ou ta ka ganye lajan pou kòmanse biznis ou. Eseye pou  ganye $ 20,000-pi gwo prim lajan nou janm bay! Ale nan klas yo, rankontre avèk yon konseye biznis epi aprann kijan pou ekri yon plan biznis. Ou dwe gen omwen 18 an...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation (ofri an Kreyòl): Chak Siksè Gen Yon Kòmansman!

MAY
2

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Wed, May 2   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Coney Island Library

Adults business

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You must be 18 years of age or older, live...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
3

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Thu, May 3   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You must be 18 years of age or older, live...

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PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
4

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Fri, May 4   9:00 am to 10:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You must be 18 years of age or older, live...

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PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
7

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Mon, May 7   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You must be 18 years of age or older, live...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
9

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Wed, May 9   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Fort Hamilton Library

Adults business

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You must be 18 years of age or older, live...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
11

BKLYN Fashion Academy Presents: Mode en Couleur Runway Show

Fri, May 11   7:00 pm to 10:00 pm   Central Library, Lobby Gallery

Adults business

The BKLYN Fashion Academy presents the Mode en Couleur Runway Show!

The BKLYN Fashion Academy's event is here! Join us as we celebrate Brooklyn's talented fashion designers, as they showcase their "Les Sapeurs" inspired collections in the...

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BKLYN Fashion Academy Presents: Mode en Couleur Runway Show

MAY
12

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Sat, May 12   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

ORIENTATION ADDED BY DEMAND!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
14

Entering Fashion & Beauty

Mon, May 14   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Join us for a panel discussion with fashion industry experts on how to successfully brand your business and target your customers. Moderated by Sadia Seymour, Fashion & Beauty Business Counselor and Fashion Stylist. Presented in partnership...

Entering Fashion & Beauty

MAY
15

FastTrac GrowthVenture: Gain the Tools to Grow Your Business!

Tue, May 15   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Second Floor Meeting Room

Adults business

FastTrac GrowthVenture is a 32-hour program that provides business owners with the tools necessary to build on a long-term plan to create a sustainable business and future growth. It provides the knowledge and skills necessary to understand your...

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FastTrac GrowthVenture: Gain the Tools to Grow Your Business!

Operation HOPE Entrepreneurial Training Program

Tue, May 15   10:00 am to 12:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Participants in this 12-week program will become equipped with the necessary tools to start their own business. Investigate personal strengths and weaknesses, learn the facets to becoming an entrepreneur, and create a business plan. The sessions...

Operation HOPE Entrepreneurial Training Program

MAY
16

FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Wed, May 16   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

If you are an entrepreneur with a business idea and want to make it a reality, FastTrac NewVenture is for you. This free series of programs provides entrepreneurs the necessary tools to refine their business ideas. With the...

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FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

MAY
19

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

Sat, May 19   10:00 am to 11:30 am   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

ORIENTATION ADDED BY DEMAND!

Enter PowerUP! and you could win seed money to start your business. Compete for $20,000—our biggest cash prize ever! Attend classes, meet with a business counselor and learn how to write a business plan. You...

PowerUP! Business Plan Competition Orientation: Every Success Story Has a Beginning!

MAY
22

Access to Capital

Tue, May 22   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Many entrepreneurs need financial resources to start or expand a small business and must combine what they have with other sources of financing. These sources can include family and friends, venture-capital and business loans. The SBA has a...

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Access to Capital

MAY
30

FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Wed, May 30   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

non-public

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FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

JUN
6

Demographic, Business, and Marketing Data with SimplyAnalytics

Wed, Jun 6   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Trustees Room

Adults business

Gather and analyze data to make informed business decisions and strengthen your business plan. Steven Swartz from SimplyAnalytics will demonstrate this powerful mapping tool.

Demographic, Business, and Marketing Data with SimplyAnalytics

JUN
11

FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Mon, Jun 11   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

non-public

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FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Researching Your Industry

Mon, Jun 11   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults business

Do you need to write a business plan or refine your marketing strategy? Learn how to size your industry, identify major players, and research future trends.

Researching Your Industry

JUN
13

FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Wed, Jun 13   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

non-public

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FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Celebrate Small Business in Brooklyn: Focus on Freelancers and Solopreneurs

Wed, Jun 13   12:30 pm to 6:00 pm   Central Library

Adults business

Whether you are a freelancer or a solopreneur, you are still in business. If you have been gigging for a while or are just breaking out on your own, take the right...

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10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Wed, Jun 13   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Cypress Hills Library

Adults business

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. 

...

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10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business

Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

Wed, Jun 13   6:00 pm to 7:30 pm   Central Library, Balcony Conference Room

Adults business

Whether an entrepreneur, artist, writer or musician, you may be able to claim ownership of your idea or work.  Volunteers from the New York City Bar’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) will answer questions about what you can...

Protect Your Ideas: A Workshop on Intellectual Property

JUN
15

POWER COUNSELING - You Can Do It, Too: The Entrepreneur Series for Startups

Fri, Jun 15   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults business

Meet briefly with several counselors and determine who to follow up with for additional mentorship. Think of it as speed dating but with business counselors! Join us and take advantage of this opportunity to start building relationships with our...

POWER COUNSELING - You Can Do It, Too: The Entrepreneur Series for Startups

JUN
18

FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

Mon, Jun 18   10:00 am to 2:00 pm   Williamsburgh Library

Adults business

non-public

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FastTrac NewVenture: Make your Business Idea a Reality!

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