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 [...]
Many of our frequent customers are doing business at the library. They are independent business owners or entrepreneurs who rely on our resources to get the job done. Do a quick scan of 10 tools for doing business at your library.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
May 20-26, 2012, is National Small Business Week, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). There are a lot of things to love about small businesses. For one thing, small businesses make up more than 50% of the gross national product (GDP). And they make up more than 99.7% of all employers. President Obama [...]
Ten years after his groundbreaking bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with new focus and a new question to ask: “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty – even chaos – and others do not?” This time, with the help of his colleague Morten Hansen*, Collins enumerates the principles for building a truly great [...]
We’re taught from an early age to use certain procedures and rules to analyze and solve problems to come up with the right answers. The emphasis is, of course, on minimizing errors. But what happens when we don’t even know what problems we’re trying to solve? It happens a lot. In his book, Little Bets, [...]
Every decision – from buying a home to grabbing a latte on the way to work – has costs and benefits, personal and financial. In her new book The Real Cost of Living; Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money, Carmen Wong Ulrich shows us how to make better decisions, and [...]