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Writing a Business Plan? These Premium Resources Can Help

Industry and market research is an important piece of any business plan, and SIBL provides access to specialized information that is not available on the open web.Read More ›

Learn How to Advertise in Social Media: Part 1 of SIBL's Online Customer Acquisition Series

As we approach the start date (May 5, 2016) of our upcoming Online Customer Acquisition Series, we interviewed Maisha Walker, the presenter. Maisha is a digital marketing expert, and she shares with us a bit about what we will learn in Part 1: Social Media Advertising Overview.Read More ›

Booktalking "Leadership BS" by Jeffrey Pfeffer

Managing emotional expression may be the key to social mobility and attaining higher-paying careers. Leaders are not always modest because they must display confidence.Read More ›

Book Review: Born for This by Chris Guillebeau

Do you dream of doing work that you enjoy and that pays well? Do you dream about starting your own business to do what you actually like? Chris Guillebeau thinks you can and wants to show you how.Read More ›

Ep. 21 "Fulfilling My Own Destiny" | Library Stories

As an immigrant who successfully climbed her way to the top of the corporate ladder, Lucy Chan is using her retirement as an opportunity to help younger immigrant women navigate their new lives in the city. Read More ›

Book Review: The Art of People by Dave Kerpen

Since Dave is a baseball fan, it’s only fitting to describe his book as a home run. The Art of People is a compilation of Dave’s life and business stories which helped him attain his goals or taught him valuable lessons in the art of dealing with people.Read More ›

We'll Come to You: A Roundup of 2015 Outreach at SIBL

Over the years, SIBL has partnered with 100+ tri-state government agencies, NGOs, not for profits, schools, proprietary institutes, professional associations, and colleges. Shouldn't yours be next?Read More ›

Matching Patrons with Expert Practitioners: SIBL's Year in Programs and Classes

Last year the Business Library offered 320+ sessions, repeating frequently those most in demand. Look for these and more in the year ahead.Read More ›

What to Do When Prospects Don't Understand Your Product or Service

Do your clients rave about your product or service, but prospective customers don't quite understand what you do? The culprit may be your marketing approach.Read More ›

Bed, Bath and Flying Machines: Highlights from SIBL's Public Domain Collection

There are 2,000 images from the Science, Industry and Business collection in the recent public domain release. Here is some of what you can find.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Heart-Led Leader" by Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding has a simple message: caring for employees not only creates a more beneficial work environment, but it drives superior sales and products, as well. Read More ›

Booktalking "Creating Magic" by Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell has some interesting anecdotes and bits of advice for business leaders, straight from Disney HQ.Read More ›

October Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

Culinary tours…global entrepreneurs…dangerous political weapons in America…Nazi art theft and the quest for justice…forensic DNA…the Tappan Zee Mega Project…the Gowanus Canal…. If any of these topics have piqued your interest, then please join us for an Author @ the Library program in October at the Mid-Manhattan Library.Read More ›

New York StartUp! 2015 Enters Its Final Stage

New York StartUP! Business Plan Competition is offered annualy by the Science, Industry and Business Library of The New York Public Library in conjunction with its sponsor, Citi Foundation. Read More ›

Letterbooks, Indexes, and Learning about Early American Business

Letterbooks were the hard drives of their day. Businessmen and merchants used letterbooks to keep records of their business transactions. To learn about how everyday life worked in a given period, there really is no substitute for these and other manuscript sources.Read More ›

Booktalking "Good Leaders Ask Great Questions" by John Maxwell

Business leaders need to retain their curiosity, ask themselves questions to keep at the top of their game, and ask questions of others to determine if they need assistance and to double-check if the leaders need to improve. Questions spur learning.Read More ›

Booktalking "The Five Levels of Leadership" by John Maxwell

This work presents a positive view of people and their potential. Effective leaders should not simply search for work performance problems to correct. They help staff to develop their skills and achieve their goals. Read More ›

SBA & AARP invitation: Starting a Business at 50+ Resources Day

This is for you—if you have a dream, a business idea, a hobby, a unique skill, don't know how to start a business, look for free assistance, need money, need a mentor, need training, need information, want to sell products/services to the government.Read More ›

Financial Planning Day Draws A Crowd to SIBL... Again!

The Science, Industry and Business Library's spring edition of Financial Planning Day for 2015 drew record crowds. Read More ›

Frank Sinatra’s Flight to the Moon

From his first job at the Rustic Cabin (earning $15 a week) to minting million dollar bills, tracing Sinatra's road to financial success.Read More ›
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