Libraries Infuse Business

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A quick tour of helpful resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. All available - for free! - with your Skokie Pubilc Library card.

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Libraries Infuse Business

  1. 1. LibrariesInfuseBusiness Toby Greenwalt Skokie Public Library January 30, 2012
  2. 2. Todays Agenda• Learn how to sign up for a free Business Library Card• Tour the Library’s new Business Center and flexible meeting spaces• Discover online tools for performing market research and creating mailing lists• Get expert help from library staff
  3. 3. Libraries are awesome. Heres how theyll makeyour business awesome.
  4. 4. Getting a Business Card• Business must be located in Skokie• Send us a letter on company letterhead listing names of employees• Company owner must take responsibility for checked-out materials• Well mail you the cards straightaway• Cards are good for a year
  5. 5. Start here: business.skokielibrary.info
  6. 6. Business Resources
  7. 7. Business Books 24x7
  8. 8. Legal Forms online (LexisNexis)
  9. 9. Online Tools
  10. 10. Resources in Context• Finding New Customers: • ReferenceUSA • Public Records• Creating Targeted Contact Lists: • ReferenceUSA • LexisNexis• Mapping Your Market • ReferenceUSA • Business Decision
  11. 11. Resources in Context• Business and Investments • Value Line • Standard & Poors NetAdvantage • Morningstar • LexisNexis• Learning Resources • Lynda.com • Atomic Training • Library Tutorials
  12. 12. BusinessDecision
  13. 13. BusinessDecision
  14. 14. Public Records
  15. 15. ReferenceUSA
  16. 16. People
  17. 17. Consulting Librarians
  18. 18. Partner Organizations• Counselors from partner organizations visit the library several times a month.• Check at the Reference Desk to make an appointment.
  19. 19. Space
  20. 20. Digital Media Lab
  21. 21. Business Center
  22. 22. Were Here For You
  23. 23. Thank You Toby Greenwalt tgreenwalt@skokielibrary.info @skokielibrary

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