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  • Miss Manners minds your business
  • The power of negative thinking : an unconventional approach to achieving positive results
  • Contagious : why things catch on
  • The great deformation the corruption of capitalism in America
  • Who owns the future?
  • The buy side : a Wall Street trader's tale of spectacular excess
  • Die empty : unleash your best work every day
  • Compelling people : the hidden qualities that make us influential
  • Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

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Barrington Business: Fancy Art NFP

February 19, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to present local business Fancy Art. Located at 113 E. Main St. in Barrington, Fancy Art is in a central area of our community. Learn more about the artwork and services available at Fancy Art in this video. For more information, visit or call 877-FNCY-ART or 847-307-4045.

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New business books in Overdrive

For you e-readers out there, we have new nonfiction / business available for you to check out and download to your devices!

(for those new to library e-book lending, here are instructions for downloading to an Android device, iPad/iPod/iPhone, Kindle, or other e-reader).

Don't miss (click on cover image for download link):

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IRS tax assistance for small businesses

February 14, 2013 - Small business owners, did you know the IRS has online webinars and workshops to help answer your tax questions?

Visit for more information, including links to videos and workshop schedules.

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Tips for attending job fairs from Illinois WorkNet

The Illinois WorkNet center will be holding two free webinar sessions with tips on how to maximize your success at job fairs - both in person and online:

"Get Ready and Get Hired! Attending job fairs near you or online gives you the opportunity to connect with local employers who are looking to hire!

Please join Illinois workNet for a webinar geared to helping you shine at the next job fair you attend. Two sessions for your convenience will be held February 20, 2013 at 10AM and February 21, 2013 at 1PM.

The panel will discuss what employers expect from job seekers attending a job fair including appearance, resume, question to ask and answer and following up after the event."

Register for one of these informative sessions here:

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Barrington Business: Acacia Organics

December 17, 2012 - The library is pleased to present Acacia Organics, a wonderful shop in downtown Barrington. Shop local for the holidays and find gifts for everyone on your list at Acacia! Owners Judy and Laura specialize in health, wellness, nutrition, and beauty. They can direct you to natural and organic products that are non-toxic and safe for your family. They also offer a wide range of services, from infrared sauna sessions to QRA and hair trace mineral analysis and much more. Make sure you visit Acacia, either in person or online at, today!

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Data Security Requirements for Businesses

December 13, 2012 - Most companies hold data on personnel or business partners that must be managed and disposed of securely. The FTC provides guides for how to handle sensitive information without compromising the safety of employees or customers:


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