Thanks to those who came out to our Business Book discussion last night. Our Slight Edge conversation uncovered many interesting thoughts about how our small daily choices and disciplines make a huge impact on our future success or failure. That our philosophy about life is a critical piece to our success. So is taking responsibility (rather than blaming others) for the direction and results of our own lives, and knowing the habits we create will compound over time either positivly or negatively even if we don't see results immediately. Will we be the 5% who succeed? Or the 95% who fail at leaving a meaningful legacy when we get to our last days. All of it provided good food for thought.
Throughout our discussion there were other books mentioned for recommended reading, and they happen to be in our collection! Looks like they are popular books as they are all checked out!
This Wednesday is our last Business Book Club until October. Come join us for networking and discussion at Armands Pizzeria. We will be discussing The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson. It's a great book that teaches a simple lesson about how our small daily choices have a profound effect on our ultimate success or failure. Sign up here so we know to expect you!
We have a new online learning resource that we want to feature! Treehouse: Online Training is a database full of video based lessons. You can choose to learn using pre-defined tracks (i.e. Web Design) that will guide you through a specific collection of lessons, or you can pick and choose your courses in a self-guided manner. The Business topics include SEO, How to Write a Business Plan, How to Build your Business, Blogging, Social Media Strategy, and more! Other courses include learning web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers. AHML cardholders only. Treehouse provides work spaces allowing you to practice what you're learning in a hands on space, such as the web design, html coding, and more. Check it out along with our other online learning resources here!
Social media is an important platform for business visability and relational marketing. Facebook and Twitter are 2 giants of the social media world, to learn more about using these tools in your business marketing view the PowerPoint below and schedule an appointment with Business Services staff for further assistance.
Are you a home-based or small business owner located in Arlington Heights? We need your input!
Please take our very short survey and let us know how we can serve you better. Fill out the contact information at the end of the survey to register to win a Kindle! This could make a great gift for yourself or someone special. One entry per business please.
Effective April 21, Learn4Life is changing its name to “Gale Courses.” Nothing else about the programs are changing other than the name of the database.
Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life) are in-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on a range of topics including health-care, business, personal development and more. The availability for continuing education that is relevant, targeted, and accessible from home or office is priceless. Courses specifically for businesses range from starting your own to creating a business plan, to using Quickbooks, social media, and training in leadership & management and much more! It's worth poking around to see what's in there for your business or personal growth. Check it out! There is no charge for these courses and is accessible to AHML cardholders only. If you are not a resident, but have a business located in Arlington Heights, you are eligible for a business library card and can take advantage of this fabulous resource too!
If you need assistance, please let us know! We would be happy to meet with you.
We enjoyed a lot of great discussion during our Business Bytes the last couple of days. For those who couldn't join us or need access to the links inside, please feel free to enjoy the presentation below.
Pinterest is a visual bookmarking social media site that can increase traffic to your website or blog and help expand your business platform. To learn more about how Pinterest can play a role in your social media marketing and small business branding view the presentation below or schedule an appointment with a business services specialist.
You can find all Business and Jobs related programs on the calendar. The programs that indicate a library card is required (specifically the classes held in the training center) are available to local business owners as well if you have a Business Library Card. Come in and get yours today!
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