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Intellectual Property Protection

January 29, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "Intellectual Property Protection" with Daliah Saper, an experienced intellectual property attorney specializing in trademarks and copyrights, on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Daliah provides information on how to effectively protect your trademarks, service marks, copyrights and other intellectual property.  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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Selling Without Really Selling

January 20, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "Selling Without Really Selling" with Steve Fretzin, CEO and founder of Sales Results, Inc. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Steve explains how 'sales' is dead. The new model describes a more fluid and comfortable way to get in the door and walk a prospect through a buying decision. 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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iPad (and iPhone) for business

January 7, 2014- The Barrington Area Library will host "iPad (and iPhone) for Business" with Blair Miller, Apple expert and founder of AppleLearn on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 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 session. Space is limited!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Barrington Business: Allure Massage Spa

December 17, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library is pleased to introduce Allure Massage Spa. Located in the Foundry of Barrington, Allure Massage Spa offers a high end therapeutic massage experience for an affordable price. Owners Alla Zhornitskaya and Felix Zhornitsky have been serving the Barrington community for two years and look forward to serving you. Watch their video to learn more, and contact them directly at 847-304-4330 or www.alluremassagespa.com

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LinkedIn: recent changes to personal profiles

LinkedIn regularly makes changes to personal profiles. In recent versions, appearance, functionality and searching have been significantly improved, allowing for better target marketing. Learn about these changes and how to improve your profile's visibility at a FREE program, tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 7 PM. Co-sponsored with SCORE Chicago. Refreshments will be served.

Please register and then plan to join us at the Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough Street in Barrington.

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CareerPlace: Barrington

November 26, 2013 - Finding a job is hard work. It requires discipline, dedication and perseverance. For nearly 20 years, CareerPlace has helped unemployed professionals achieve success in the job search process. CareerPlace™ changes lives by providing job search skills training, coaching, and compassionate support in a safe, positive, high-energy environment. The Barrington Area Library is pleased to introduce Keith Owens, Program Director at CareerPlace. Check out what he has to say about their services here:

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New business resource: FINTEL

November 25, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library now has access to FINTEL databases - Industry Metrics and Business Scorecard!

FINTEL Industry Metrics provide 1 year and 4 year industry benchmark reports. These help business owners and managers understand how their business performs in comparison to peers, and enables them to keep their finger on the pulse of their industry. The Industry Metrics Reports provide powerful and unique insights into over 2,500 industries, searchable by either NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System) or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes. FINTEL users can select national benchmarks or focus on a specific state or even county, as well as define the size of the companies for building the report to ensure "apple-to-apple" comparisons. Reports can be customized using advanced segmentation criteria such as age of firm, ownership type, and more. FINTEL maintains the largest database of industry information in North America, with financial data from over 1 million mostly privately held companies powering their tools. Whether researching the industry of a client or investment target, or investigating best practices of financial management among industry peers, FINTEL Industry Metrics offer a wealth of information to fit a wide range of research needs.

The FINTEL Business Scorecard takes about 5 minutes to complete, and allows businesses to compare performance with industry peers and competitors in terms of liquidity, profitability, efficiency, and growth. FINTEL guarantees confidentiality and data security.

Click HERE to access FINTEL Industry Metrics.
Click HERE to access FINTEL Business Scorecard.

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Barrington Business: JMK Simple Solutions

November 1, 2013 - Ever wish you had someone who could help you at home with your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device? The Barrington Area Library is pleased to introduce Judy West and Mary Kay Lauderback, Barrington residents who founded JMK Simple Solutions to help you with all your technology challenges. Watch their video to learn more, and contact them directly at 847-370-1238 or www.jmksimplesolutions.com.

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Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development Workshops - December 2013

November 25, 2013 - Harper College's Workforce and Economic Development department has a variety of workshops  for job seekers during the month of December! Pre-registration is required for all events. No walk-ins will be accepted. To register, please visit: http://harpercollege-at-wed-division.eventbrite.com/.

Workshops & descriptions:

http://www.balibrary.org/images/pdf/HarperDec2013V2.pdf

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Workshop: What Small Businesses Must Know About the Affordable Care Act

October 29, 2013 - The Barrington Area Library will host "What Small Business Must Know About the Affordable Care Act" workshop together with the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and SCORE Chicago on November 18, 2013. This workshop 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 session. Space is limited!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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