Business Services Blog

Posted by LivelyLibrarian on 09/17/13 | Comments
Twitter is a great tool for news, jobs, business and more. To understand how businesses and customers can enjoy the benefits of communicating in short, precise messages (140 characters) view the presentation below or sign up for an appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian.

Posted by juliekittredge on 09/11/13 | Comments
13 small business owners joined us for this week's Business Bytes where we discussed all of the amazing resources available in the new Digital Studio, technology classes, help desk, databases with software tutorials, and other resources. The discussion was lively and attendees walked away with a new appreciation for the rich resources at their home library!
If you're interested in getting a tour of The Studio from a business perspective, don't hesitate to set up an appointment with Shannon or myself - we love meeting with local business owners.
Posted by juliekittredge on 09/05/13 | Comments
As entrepreneurs, have you ever felt so close to your business that you feel stuck when it comes to fresh ideas for marketing?
On Wednesday, September 25, we're offering an informal roundtable/networking event for local business owners to share what marketing efforts have worked for them, and what hasn't. This event comes one week after our business book discussion on 500 Social Media Marketing Tips. We're hoping the conversation will continue, and local business owners will connect in an atmosphere of friendly networking and sharing of information. Sometimes business owners and solopreneurs just need to be with other's who "get it," so come join us! 
Our Business Services staff will be there to help facilitate the discussion, guide insight into how social media and library resources can be used, and help participants walk away with fresh ideas that can be used in each unique business!
Wednesday, September 25, 7-8pm      Register
Posted by juliekittredge on 09/03/13 | Comments
Are you aware of all the tools and resources that are available in the Studio? Have you considered adding videos to your website or blog? Do you need technology tools but don’t want to spend the money? Interested in testing some software before investing? What about a professional photo with clean backdrops and professional lighting? The Digital Studio has a ton of resources that could be a great value to your business!  Come to next week's Business Bytes to get some suggestions on how your business might utilize the Digital Studio and other free technology resources here at the library.

Monday, September 9, 7-8 pm  Register

Tuesday, September 10, 10-11 am  Register
Posted by juliekittredge on 08/29/13 | Comments
Pinterest is becoming one of the most successful social media tools available and we want to be part of it! Business Services has a new Pinterest board - come follow us to get inspired by all things business! We'll be sharing social media links, book suggestions, and other creative business ideas. Come pin with us! 
Posted by juliekittredge on 08/27/13 | Comments
Welcome to the latest database tutorial! This is a basic tutorial on how to navigate the contents of our Atomic Training database. This database provides 1-2 minute video tutorials on over 300 topics including Photoshop, Microsoft Office, GarageBand and more! If you're wanting to learn more about Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, Social Media or other common products/software, this is a wonderful learning resource for you or your employees. This database is exclusively for Arlington Heights Library cardholders. If your business is located in Arlington Heights you are eligible for a Business Library Card that will allow you access to this fabulous resource.
Please contact us if you have questions or set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our business specialists to discover other databases and marketing resources for your business.
Posted by juliekittredge on 08/22/13 | Comments
Do you know how many amazing resources The Studio offers? The equipment and software available will give you a break from the office and save you money! Come to the September Business Bytes where Julie will be showing you how the free resources and services available in the Studio can help with your marketing and special projects ... and not break the bank.
Choose the time that suits your schedule:
Monday, September 9, 7-8pm  Here
Tuesday, September 10, 10-11am   Here
Posted by LivelyLibrarian on 08/21/13 | Comments
Are you on the go with your business? Looking to be more productive on your mobile devices? Apps for your smartphone and tablet can help you stay organized, find customer leads, share files and more. To learn more about these apps view the presentation below or schedule a one-on-one appointment with Shannon Scanlan the Business Services Librarian or Julie Kittredge the Business Services Advisor.
Posted by juliekittredge on 08/15/13 | Comments
AHML is having an Open House this Sunday, August 18 from 1–3 p.m. The afternoon is designed for you to explore the newly renovated library and interact with many of the services we provide.
  • Visit with local authors
  • Try new technologies hands-on at the Tech Table
  • See food demos by Chef Dave Esau of Dave’s Specialty Foods and Food Consultant Jennifer Downing of Nourish
  • Meet artist Joe Burlini and view artwork by other local artists
  • Play math games and browse the STEM collection in Kids’ World
  • Get fun giveaways and enter our drawing for gift cards, Nooks, and an iPad.
  • Get marketing tips via social media and database demos in the Business Center
Come visit me in the Business Center and ask me what kinds of resources are available to help you grow your business! I can demo the databases as marketing resources or share how social media can ramp up your marketing efforts.
Posted by juliekittredge on 08/14/13 | Comments
Confused about your health insurance options in 2014? What will be the best choices for you, your family, your business or your employees?

Learn about the new healthcare legislation going into effect January 2014. Lori Martin, president of Envision Benefits Specialists, will explain how to effectively use your healthcare benefits and discuss the changing Medicare landscape and future trends in healthcare.
At this event, you will learn about:
• how to effectively use your healthcare benefits and manage the rising cost of services
• gain an understanding of how public and private exchanges will operate
• future trends in healthcare benefits
• the changing Medicare landscape
September 19th @ 7pm  -  Register here
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
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