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You've Been Hacked! Why Didn't You Know?

March 25, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "You've Been Hacked! Why Didn't You Know?" with Grant Hoover from SCORE Chicago on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Grant will show you how you can always get into your data and keep hackers out. Find out about some surprising aspects of computer security on your network system and mobile devices, as well as how to defend against computer viruses. This program will take place at 7 pm at the Barrington Village Hall (200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010). Parking is available in the lot on the west side of the Village Hall.

Please click here to attend this free event. Space is limited.

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Use Wordle to Analyze Job Descriptions

March 18, 2014- Wordle is a word-cloud generator found at wordle.net. You can use it in your job search by copying-and-pasting a job description into the wordcloud generator. Words that are used the most frequently in the job description will be larger than words that are used less frequently. Check out the tutorial below!

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Harper College's WorkNet Center Workshops

March 10, 2014- From the Arlington Heights WorkNet Center:

Work & Economic Development has a variety of workshops available for the month of March! Download a flyer with all of the necessary workshop, location, and contact information. Pre-registration is required for all events. No walk-ins will be accepted. To view the events, please visit:  http://www.eventbrite.com/o/harper-college-workforce-and-economic-development-4503804479

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Barrington Business: Bloom Beauty Studio

March 10, 2014- Located at 215 South Northwest Highway in Barrington, Bloom Beauty Studio specializes in nail, hair, and spa services. The staff of five have been serving the Barrington community for several years and look forward to serving you. Watch their video to learn more, and contact them directly at 847-382-1158 or http://bloombeautystudio.com/

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Windows 8.1 for Business

March 3, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "Windows 8.1 for Business" with Scott Kaplan, a Windows 8 expert from the Microsoft Windows Store in Schaumburg on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Kaplan will  explain the different features of Windows 8.1, and how they can help you and your business. He will also discuss Microsoft Office 365 for small business. This program will take place at 7 pm at the Barrington Village Hall (200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010). Parking is available in the lot on the west side of the Village Hall.

Please click here to attend this free event. Space is limited.

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Library Resources that Benefit Business

February 28, 2014- Last week, Barbara Alvarez, the Barrington Area Library's Business Liaison, presented at Barrington's Chamber of Commerce about library resources that benefit business. Check out the presentation below! And remember to feel free to contact Barbara for any assistance in job-search or business research. 847.382.1300 x3070/ balvarez@balibrary.org

 

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Going into Business: The First Steps

February 26, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "Going into Business: The First Steps" with Mark Lieberman, a SCORE mentor, on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Lieberman will show you how to assess your prospects and find the initial direction needed- you will be inspired to move forward and realize your business dreams. This program will take place at 7 pm at the Barrington Village Hall (200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010). Parking is available in the lot on the west side of the Village Hall. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago.

Please click here to attend this free session! Space is limited.

A PDF version of the Mark Lieberman's PowerPoint presentation can be accessed here.

A PDF version of Mark Lieberman's Marketing Plan Outline can be accessed here.

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"Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed"

February 17, 2014- now available at the Barrington Area Library

Without their permission : how the 21st century will be made, not managed

Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed by Alexis Ohanian.

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, a successful social media site where users submit and vote on content, shares his advice for creating a successful web presence. In a humorous and engaging format, Without Their Permission tells Ohanian's story of building a successful web presence and then gives you advice for building your own. Shortly after graduating from the University of Virginia, Ohanian and his co-founder, Steve Huffman, sold Reddit for millions of dollars. Ohanian insists that the Internet has created an equal playing field, filled with abundant opportunities for all. His main objective is that, before the Internet, one had to have a certain amount of money and the right connections in order to build a successful business. In the Internet era, Ohanian explains, everyone has the same opportunity to learn content creation and build a successful web business with very little money. Without Their Permission is a highly entertaining and inspiring read, interspersed with encouraging stories and practical tips. A recommended title for entrepreneurs, particularly those looking to build a strong

 

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Marketing Essentials for Improved Competitiveness

February 11, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "Marketing Essentials for Improved Competitiveness" with Tom Garrison, a Score mentor, on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Garrison teaches you how to refine your business definition and identify competitive advantages. Learn how to effectively utilize your products or services, pricing, distribution capabilities, and promotional activities in the marketplace. This program will take place at 7 pm at the Barrington Village Hall (200 S. Hough Street, Barrington, IL 60010). Parking is available in the lot on the west side of the Village Hall. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago.

Please click here to attend this free session! Space is limited.

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Create customized industry reports

February 11, 2014- The Barrington Area Library now has access to FINTEL databases - Industry Metrics and Business Scorecard! Create customized industry reports from over 2,000 industries. FINTEL helps you research information on a client's industry, receive knowledge about investment targets, and gain insight into financial management of industry peers. Here's how in detail:

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