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How to Captivate: Hacking Human Behavior to Everyone's Benefit

Starting a memorable conversation and truly connecting with people is just one of the many things to be learned from Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.Read More ›

Social Media Madness at SIBL

Social media programs in March. Read More ›

Autumn Adeigbo: StartUP! Business Plan Competition and Update

Autumn Adeigbo’s dream had been to become a clothing designer. Today, she has dressed Solange Knowles and her startup is gaining momentum.Read More ›

Now I Know How She Does It: An Interview with Laura Vanderkam

CEO Series: Laura Vanderkam will speak at the Business Library on September 13.Read More ›

Getting Funded: SIBL's First Business Financing Fair Is a Success

The Business Financing Fair had representatives from both traditional and alternative sources of funding who answered questions from start-ups and established businesses. Read More ›

Tama Kieves: Inspired & Unstoppable!

Tama Kieves is a former attorney, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, who left her law practice to write and to help others discover and soar in the work they’re meant to do. She became a renowned speaker, coach to thousands, and best-selling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work You Love and also Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! Her latest book is A Year without Fear: 365 Days of Magnificence and, together, her books have inspired millions.Read More ›

Interview with Vincent Dignan: The Story of a Social Media Growth-Hacker Extraordinaire

On June 9, come discover how one man went from being on welfare to being asked by Prince Andrew in London to help him with social media for one of his entrepreneurial initiatives. Vincent Dignan has discovered the secret to growing your personal and business brand so that you can have a robust online presence. You will learn specific strategies to grow your email list and your social media base with powerful results. Don't miss it!Read More ›

Readathon 2016: Business, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Books

May 21 is National Readathon Day (#Readathon2016). If you love reading and are interested in business, entrepreneurship and leadership books, here are a few suggestions. Happy reading!Read More ›

Writing a Business Plan? These 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 internet. 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 ›

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 ›

Stuck In a Small Business Rut?

We’ve all been there… day in, day out, same thing, we’re tired physically and emotionally. It’s no longer fulfilling. We wonder where our initial passion for our business went, and whether we are doing the right thing. Help! How do we get out of this rut?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 ›

Learn About Brain Exercise for Hyper-Productivity on February 2 at SIBL

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to exercise. But what about exercising our brains to get more things done?Read More ›

SBA: Veterans Business Resources Day

To serve veterans and their families, and celebrate the Veterans Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration presents Veterans Business Resources Day on Wednesday, November 4.Read More ›

Business Plan Winner: Chocoholics of the World, Get Ready!

Today is National Chocolate Day and, to our delight, The Harlem Chocolate Factory is here to stay. Learn about this “chocolate cultural experience” and its founder Jessica Spaulding, owner and founder, who has been living, breathing and eating chocolate for as long as she can remember.Read More ›

Guide for Freelancers, Creatives and Independent Contractors

You may be setting out on your own as a freelancer or small business owner, but you don't have to do it alone. You have the world-class resources of The New York Public Library to help you every step of the way, from the planning stages all the way through to retirement.Read More ›

SBA: 8 Steps to Becoming a Consultant at 50 Plus

A Small Business Administration blog post authored by Caron Beesley. Caron is a small business owner, a writer, and marketing communications consultant.Read More ›

SBA: 5 Ways to Build Trust in a Business

A U.S. Small Business Administration blog post authored by Marco Carbajo. Marco is a business credit expert, author, speaker, and founder of the Business Credit Insiders Circle.Read More ›

SIBL Hosts 2014 NYC Small Business Technology Expo

On a rainy November 6 SIBL hosted The 2nd annual NYC Small Business Technology Expo. This free event is part of a citywide initiative supported by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, Citi Community Development, and the The NYC Small Business Technology Coalition.Read More ›
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