BusinessDecision is one of the most dynamic business databases the library owns. With a library card, your business can tap into BusinessDecision‘s consumer market data, demographic data, and market segmentation data associated with customized geographic areas. This business resource has added new reports and maps in 2013; there’s even more demographic information to draw from [...]
Terry is the Adult Services Business Librarian at TSCPL. She has a Masters in Business Administration from KU and a Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University and has been at the Library for 8 years. Terry is available for one-on-one assistance with business plans, demographic research, job search and resume assistance, and for helping you find the business or job searching resources you need.
Contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Friday – the first shopping day after Thanksgiving – is fast approaching. Just about every major retailer will be offering super deals and super early opening times. Not only do we have “Black Friday” fast approaching, but hot on its heels are “Small Business Saturday” and “Cyber Monday.” Here are a few tips on [...]
Here at the Library, we offer a variety of resources to help you search for a new job. We have print resources, online resources, and a professional staff that can help you one-on-one with resumes, cover letters, and online job applications. Here are some of the resources available to make your job search smoother and [...]
TSCPL’s Virtual Small Business Reference Center database provides a virtual library of business resources for the small business owner or for anyone thinking of starting a new business.
The Library’s Jobs & Career Center will be holding a Resume Workshop on September 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Computer Training Center located here at TSCPL. This will be a hands-on workshop designed to optimize your resume to improve your chances of getting a job interview. Whether you need to craft a [...]
The 2012 Women & Money Series sponsored by the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Housing and Credit Council, Inc. (HCCI) begins Tuesday, September 11th, from 6-8:30 pm in the Library’s Marvin Auditorium. Subsequent classes will be held on Tuesdays through October 30th (no class on October 2nd), also 6:00 to 8:30 in Marvin [...]
In this latest offering from Daniel H. Pink, the author argues that the secret to high performance and satisfaction is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. The problem that most business have in motivating employees is that [...]
The trend of slow jobs growth continued in Kansas through the month of June. Private sector employment, including manufacturing, showed gains since last month, and also showed gains over numbers from June 2011. “Keeping our focus on long term gains helps us see that we are growing jobs in Kansas,” Karin Brownlee, Kansas Secretary of [...]
Your credit score is a quantitative measure of you creditworthiness, ranging from 300 to 850. It is based on the following five categories: How much debt you have; your payment history; your debt utilization ratio; how far back your credit history goes; your mix of various types of credit. Here are five things that can [...]
William Poundstone’s new bookAre You Smart Enough to Work at Google? is a 21st-Century guide to landing a job in the competitive, creative world of today’s top companies. Interviewers at many of the largest companies- not just hip Silicon Valley start-ups and Google – including AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, and even Walmart [...]
According to the Kansas Department of Labor May 2012 Labor Report, employment in the private sector increased by 10,800 jobs – 1% – from a year ago, and the unemployment rate is also down. Since April 2012, Kansas gained 5,200 private sector jobs, or 0.5 percent. These monthly increases were mostly because of seasonal changes. [...]