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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 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 ›

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 ›

Small Business Administration Empowers Women Entrepreneurs

In honor of Women's History Month, Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Women's Business Ownership invites you to join the conversation on "Office Hours," "How to Sell Online" and "STEM and Growing Hi-Tech Firms."Read More ›

elaws: Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses

Do you have employment legal issues and would like to seek help from an employment law advisor?

elaws may be an important source of legal information for you.

The elaws Advisors are one of a number of tools developed to further Department of Labor's dedication to provide clear, accurate and accessible information on its laws and protect the wages, health benefits, retirement security, safety and health of America's workforce.

The elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small 

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Diverse Perspectives: People with Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals

The following article provides invaluable information on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce and in the marketplace. It is a publication of the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy.

By fostering a culture of diversity, or a capacity to appreciate and value individual differences, in all aspects of their operations, employers benefit from varied perspectives on how to confront business challenges and achieve 

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Blueprint for Your Business Future: Workshops for Immigrant Enterprises at Brooklyn Public Library

Can your business continue without you? Learn to create an exit strategy to maximize the value of your business.

Brooklyn Public Library offers a three-part series of FREE workshops to help you plan for the future of your business and your family.

The three sessions will be led by business consultant Shirley Leung, Principal, NYC2020, LLC.

Session 1: Transition Planning: Why Plan Now?

Tuesday, Aug. 20 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Anticipate unexpected circumstances  Avoid costly expenses and taxes Find the best strategy ... Read More ›
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