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Slides from Mainebiz Momentum Convention 12/2012

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Portland Public Library Business Resources Portland Public Library Business Resources Presentation Transcript

  • Sonya DurneyBusiness and Government Team Leader Portland Public Library
  • *please note: I am adding a few slides to reflectthe narration that accompanied the slides…To start the presentation: I introduced myself asthe PPL Business and Government Team Leaderand then described the scope of the B+G Team(on the following slide)
  •  Business Research Law Economics Government Information Financial Literacy Work Skills and Career Development
  •  Online business databases and directories available from your desktop with a library card Trained, professional library assistance Downloadable e-book and audiobook titles Full-text, online trade journals and magazines Relevant programming on important topics Facility rentals Online language learning programs …and more. Contact your local librarian to see what’s new at your library!
  • *The resources to be discussed during thispresentation are specific to the Portland PublicLibrary.Some databases are available to all ME librariesthrough MARVEL!; others may be availableelsewhere – check with your local library.Anyone can get a PPL card – if they wish.Further, many libraries throughout the state arealso developing strong relationships with theirbusiness communities.
  •  Anyone in Maine can get a Maine State Library card  MSL Online Library Card Registration Anyone in the Southern Maine Library District can get a PPL card at no charge  Counties served: Cumberland, York and selected Oxford county towns (Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Lovell, and Naples) Anyone can get a PPL card for $20 per year
  • New web pages arranged to follow the “Steps to Starting a Business”Entrepreneurial night - workshops and networking opportunitiesFree, business counseling (on a one to one basis) - conducted byrepresentatives from SCOREA small business resource nook - print resources and contact informationfor local agenciesElectronic DatabasesA series of small business workshops with local business leadersEstablished a chapter of Maine Entrepreneurs which use library facilities
  • Fall 2012 Workshops: Three Keys of Email Marketing Social Media Marketing 101 QuickBooks 101 Marketing Strategy Development Power of Email Marketing Understanding Your Business Numbers
  •  Provide resource training workshops for Chamber of Commerce members. Host seminars on:  social media  how to do a press release  how to create Powerpoint presentations Allow use of library for after-hour training sessions to local business people
  • The public library in Presque Isle has launched aresource area to help people realize the dreamof entrepreneurship or starting a nonprofit.WAGM-TV did a story on what they are offering.The library also offers: A Foundation Center Cooperating Collection of grant resources USA passport application acceptance services
  • THE RESOURCES!*for the presentation we looked at the databases live, in the following slides I provide useful video tutorials
  • The following slides contain links to suggested video tutorials *Please note that many of these tutorials are “borrowed” from other libraries, so the library homepage will look different. All PPL business databases will be found here:
  •  How to Access the 2010 Census Data (3:50) - Gale Cengage How to Generate a Demographics Report (5:43) - Gale Cengage How to Use Maps (7:30) - Gale Cengage
  •  Reference USA and Entrepreneurship (3:17) - Alkek Library, Texas State University Reference USA for Nonprofits (4:07) - Lake Villa District Library Reference USA for Small Business - Lake Villa District Library Job Strategies Using Reference USA (11:02) - Reference USA Resource Center
  •  LegalForms (2:51) - Gale Cengage
  •  Researching the Video Game Industry (2:50) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University How to Find a SWOT Analysis (2:30) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University Finding international industry information (2:21) - Chad Boeninger - Ohio University - 2nd half of the video is relevant to PPL resources
  •  Quick Starts (4:27) -Gale Cengage Searching (2:21) - Gale Cengage
  •  Basics (5:28) - Gale Cengage Case Studies (2:04) - Gale Cengage Content Types (6:00) - Gale Cengage Searching (5:23) - Gale Cengage
  •  Online Newsstand  Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Consume r Reports, Fast Company, Money and Inc. MARVEL! –  The Wall Street Journal, The Kiplinger Newsletter, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and more!
  •  Morningstar Investment Research Center (2:54) - King County Library Morningstar Investment Research Center (16:51) - Morningstar Investment Research Center. You can PLAY ALL or watch individual videos on:  Companies  Funds  ETFs  Markets  Portfolios  Help and Education  Newsletters
  •  Value Line Online Database - Overview (4:29) - Carmel Clay Public Library * Please note that PPL no longer carries the print version of ValueLine, we subscribe online only. Value Line Tutorial Stock Screening & Support Section (5:41) - Carmel Clay Public Library
  • Questions? Comments? Sonya Durney (207) 871-1700 x 729 durney@portland.lib.me.usPPL Business and Government Team (Group)