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Eco dev20130809

  1. 1. Economic Development Presentation Quarterly Meeting August 2013
  2. 2. Google Analytics:  67,971 people visited during July 2013  3,748 went directly to the databases
  3. 3. Should I utilize social media as an advertising tool for my business?
  4. 4.  250 journals and newspapers focused on all aspects of the communications field including, Communication News, Direct Marketing and AdWeek  Full text articles  Key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature. Communication & Mass Media Collection
  5. 5.  Provides statistics on income, housing, race, age, education, consumer expenditures and much more.  Maps  Census data and projections Demographics Now
  6. 6.  Library card and PIN required  Available for apple and android devices  Available 24/7 Volusia County Public Library Catalog
  7. 7. What if you want to start a new airbrush business but don’t know what to include in your business plan?
  8. 8.  Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes.  Sample business plans Small Business Resource Center
  9. 9.  Forms for wills, real estate contracts, divorce, rental agreements, bankruptcy, and much more.  Approved for use in Florida  Fill out online and print
  10. 10. How can I reach out to new customers or other businesses that could be interested in my products or services?
  11. 11.  12 million business, 102 million residents and 683,000 U.S. health care providers  Heat map displays of search results  Downloadable mailing information  Search by life styles and preferences ReferenceUSA
  12. 12. Would you like to branch out into another profession or give an employee a chance to move up in the business?
  13. 13.  Basic Computer Skills Tutorials – Take a tutorial on Windows 7 or Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint 2010.  Practice exams and online study books for the GED, SAT or ACT tests.  Real Estate Practice Exams covering six areas: ASI Broker, ASI Salesperson, PSI Salesperson, AMP Salesperson, and Real Estate Appraisal. A Real Estate Diagnostic Exam is also included.
  14. 14. Did you know the Library has digital business magazines available 24/7?
  15. 15.  Zinio Digital Magazines  Instant browser streaming and app-driven offline viewing.  Zinio delivers the exact same material you get in print  Exclusive features like video, audio and live links, to your iPad, iPhone, desktop or laptop. Zinio
  16. 16. What do you do when your new business partner’s first language is not your first language?
  17. 17.  Over 50 languages available  Be able to demonstrate proficiency in a new language to employers and forge stronger relationships with foreign customers, co-workers, and business partners  Real time translation of business correspondence Mango languages
  18. 18. Specialized training and demonstrations available for your business Contact Lucinda Colee, Library Director
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