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Blog Posts by Subject: Business

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 ›

SIBL Salutes Its Volunteers

Taking a moment to thank the expert practitioners who offer presentations in SIBL's lunch time and after-work seminar series, and provide confidential one-on-one counseling and coaching to our patrons.Read More ›

The Business of Toy Guns

Toys are a multi-billion dollar business. Toy guns are a small portion of that, but there are also laws restricting their sale.Read More ›

Sesame Street: Not a Kiddie Business

Sesame Street is beloved for its approach to childhood learning and development, but it is also an innovative business. SIBL has resources for you to learn more about the operations of the Sesame Workshop.Read More ›

SIBL Participates in New York Business Expo & Conference

On October 30, 2014 SIBL's staff members once again participated in NYXPO at Javits Center. For nine years, this event has been the Northeast’s largest business to business trade show, conference and networking event for business owners and executives.Read More ›

Banned Books Don't Work

The following Department of Labor blog, Banned Books Don't Work, is authored by Carl Fillichio who heads the Labor Department's Office of Public Affairs. Carl would like readers to share their thoughts on books, poems or plays (banned or not banned) that shaped their view of work, workers or workplaces.Read More ›

Discover Global Markets: China - U.S. Commercial Service

A conference on October 7-8 will focus on Greater China. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with U.S. Commercial Service diplomats stationed there, participate in panel discussions in the latest industry trends in China, identify emerging consumer markets, learn about U.S. Government assistance programs and network with officials, experts and business people experienced in the Chinese market. Read More ›

Judge a Magazine by Its Cover: "Good Hardware"

This magazine did not deal with hardware in today’s meaning of this word. In the October 1921 issue there were articles on sporting goods, electrical goods, sewing machines, auto accessories, window displays, and general pieces on how to sell merchandise. Read More ›
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