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  • 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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January 30, 2015-

According to Entrepreneur Magazine Online, there are 10 movies that every entrepreneur must watch (and we think check out from the library!) See the full list below and get inspired. Click on the item to place it on hold or request it from another library. Questions? Contact us at 847.382.1300 x1

(See full article at Entrepreneur Magazine Online)


1) The Social Network

2) Glengarry Glenn Ross

3) Pirates of Silicon Valley

4) Citizen Kane

5) The Pursuit of Happyness

6) Moneyball

7) Rocky

8) Wall Street

9) Jerry Maguire

10) Office Space



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January 29, 2015-

Meet Blaine and Charlie, owners of Calibre Coffee. Blaine and Charlie purchased this existing business in February 2014 and share their insights into what it has been like buying a business that already existed and the importance of having a good relationship when you go into business with another person. Learn more about their business at


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January 27, 2015-

Meet FuntasTech: a group of seriously driven young business owners who can help you with your computers, tablets, and other electronic devices. Learn more about their business story and upcoming plans:


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January 26, 2015-

In the month of February, Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Center will be offering free workshops at the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center and Harper Professional Center. Pre-registration is required. You can view workshops here.

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January 22, 2015-

Business owners and entrepreneurs: success means never running out of cash. Mark Lieberman, a serial entrepreneur who has started four businesses that have generated millions in profits, guides you through the financial tools necessary for forward planning, analysis, and cash management. Join us for this free workshop on Monday, January 26 in the Zimmerman Room. Register here.

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January 21, 2015-

Vern Jones, owner of Signarama, is the newest addition to the Business Podcast Series. After 34 years in corporate sales and marketing, Vern decided to be his own boss and has owned Signarama for four years. Learn about his path to business ownership and how he decided that owning a franchise was the best decision for him.


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January 20, 2015-

Did you know that the Barrington Area Library has two 3D Printers, a Cameo Cutter, and a Laser Cutter? Learn the basics of using these new tools and how to put them to work for your business or startup. See some examples and learn how to get started on your own! Register here.

You can learn more about the MakerLab, including tutorials and inspiration here.

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January 19, 2015-

You still have time to register for the upcoming round of free classes offered through Gale Courses. Barrington Area Library cardholders can enroll in courses ranging from beginning drawing to accounting & finance. Courses are offered once a month, span 6 weeks, and are led by an expert instructor who will be responsive to each student's learning needs. Next session begins January 21.

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January 15, 2015-

Meet Andrea Herran, owner of Focus HR. With over twenty years of experience in Human Resources both domestically and internationally, Andrea opened her own business nine years ago. Learn about the landscape of Human Resources, how businesses can create successful environments for their staff and clients, and advice on starting your own business.


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January 13, 2015-

Calling business owners, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and crafters: it's time to learn how to Etsy! On Thursday, January 15, the Barrington Area Library will host an Etsy for Beginners workshop. Etsy is an online marketplace where you can have fun and make money while indulging your passion for arts, crafts, vintage finds, fashion and more. See how to set up a business on the Etsy Web site, then showcase your treasures and start a viral sensation, build a customer base, and turn a hobby into an enterprise. View a number of successful Etsy businesses and learn their recipe for success. Register here.

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