Business & Career Center

The Library's Business & Career Center

BPL’s new workspace at Central Library inspires​ all those looking to secure their financial future to​ dream big and achieve their goals.  ​Make it your place to meet, work and exchange ideas. BPL offers an array of resources and programs for anyone interested in career help, personal finance and small business advice—visit our Business & Career Services page to learn more.

The Center's New Space

Greatly enlarged, the Business & Career Center serves job seekers, freelancers and small business owners. The space includes custom-designed wood counter seating, four meeting rooms ​equipped with presentation screens, six conversation “nooks,” a co-working area with laptops available for loan, and two seminar rooms with built-in/automated presentation equipment. The Center connects, via a new glass-enclosed staircase, to the Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons on the first floor. Funding for the new Business & Career Center was provided by Empire State Development.

Upcoming Events

Pace SBDC Business Counseling @ BPL

Thu, Jun 20 10:00am
Central Library, Business & Career Center

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Beginning January 4, 2024, the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering weekly, free, in-person one-to-one business advisement at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business & Career Center!

These Business Advisement sessions are available to existing…

Update Your Skills with Metrix Learning

Thu, Jun 20 6:00pm
Central Library

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Learning online is an effective and convenient way to enhance your skills. With Metrix Learning, you will have access to self-paced, expert approved training for 180 days at NO COST to you! Please join this webinar to learn more about the 7,000+ courses Metrix Learning has available and how you…

Want to Become MWBE Certified? Join Our Clinic!

Thu, Jun 20 6:00pm
Brooklyn Heights Library, Multipurpose Room

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The City spends up to $20 billion per year on goods and services. Getting certified will help you compete for these opportunities and access exclusive programs to help your small business grow.

Join our clinic and learn about:

Certification program overviewRegistering in the Payee…

New Lots Literacy Zone Career Fair

Fri, Jun 21 11:00am
New Lots Learning Center

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Join us for our Career Fair! It will occur on the second floor of the New Lots branch (665 New Lots Ave) and will feature employers, college, and trade programs, also a number of local organizations that are providing workforce readiness related resources.

Please note that our…

SimplyAnalytics for Business

Tue, Jun 25 4:00pm
Central Library, Business & Career Center

business small business Virtual Programming

SimplyAnalytics is a mapping, visualization, and data analytics application that makes it easy for anyone to create maps, charts, and reports using thousands of demographic, business & consumer behavior data variables including census data, consumer expenditure data, Claritas PRIZM…

SBDC Workshop

Thu, Jun 27 10:00am
New Utrecht, J Meeting Room

business small business

Join Joe Muller from SBDC for a workshop about the Basic Elements of a Business Plan.

 

Registration Encouraged. 

Pace SBDC Business Counseling @ BPL

Thu, Jun 27 10:00am
Central Library, Business & Career Center

business small business

Beginning January 4, 2024, the Pace University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering weekly, free, in-person one-to-one business advisement at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Business & Career Center!

These Business Advisement sessions are available to existing…

Business Office Hours / 小企业 商业咨询 w/ Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Mon, Jul 1 10:30am
Sunset Park, Meeting Room 2

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Join us for a collaboration with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce! Come get help applying for resources for your business, including financing, marketing, business strategies, and more. We offer services in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made here:…

Market Research Simplified! Researching Your Industry

Mon, Jul 8 6:00pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

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Learn how to size your industry, identify major players and research future trends using library resources in this in-person presentation!

Market Research Simplified!
Entrepreneurs, are you writing a business plan? Attend this series and learn how to use electronic resources to…

Create A LinkedIn Profile, That Stands Out!

Thu, Jul 11 1:00pm
Central Library, Business & Career Center, Event Room

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Is your LinkedIn account not getting much attention? Maybe you don't have an account yet! Or maybe you never truly figured out how to make it work for you. 

No worries at this workshop, not only will you learn how to effectively use LinkedIn, but we will also…

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We're Here to Help

Do you have a quick business, career, or finance related question that doesn't require a trip to the library? Call 718.968.7275. You can also connect with a librarian via chat, email, or with an in-person appointment.

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Central Library Revitalization

This space was part of Phase One of Central Library's renovations.

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