The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey is a 21st century library that can serve as an “office on the go” for business professionals. SCLSNJ can help you get to the answers you need for success.
“SCLSNJ continues to expand the services and resources offered to our thriving Somerset County business community,” said Cathy DeBerry, adult services librarian at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township branch. “Our business-focused and librarian-curated print collection continues to grow, now comprised of over 5,000 titles, as does our business e-collection of over 600 titles. Additionally, we have over a dozen online resources especially useful for the business professional. Schedule a free appointment with a business librarian today; you will be impressed with all we have available.”
Starting and Running a Successful Small Business
August 16, 7-8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Rd. in Hillsborough
Shirley Perlinsky, owner of S&G Cleaning Services in Hillsborough, will guide you towards small business success by sharing her experiences with starting and running her own business. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/134530
- Explore the SCLSNJ collections: “The Ultimate Start-Up Guide: Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice from Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors” by Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent
Undiscovered Somerset County – Can’t Miss Experiences and Tourism Tools
September 12, 7-8:45 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Ave. in Somerville
Take a journey through Somerset County with Director of Tourism Jacqueline Morales. Learn about exciting events and unique destinations, take a tour of the new VisitSomersetNJ.org, snag a copy of the destination guide and map, and learn how to stay in-the-know about the best places to eat, play, and celebrate in Somerset County. This session will also include helpful tips for leveraging the promotional tools offered by Somerset County Tourism. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/134492
- Explore the SCLSNJ collections: “Legends & Lore of Somerset County: Knitting Betty, the Great Swamp Devil and More Tales from Central” by Michael Haynes
Explore Quickbooks for Your Business
SCLSNJ will be presenting two Quickbooks training sessions, structured to assist beginner level users. The sessions are presented in partnership with George Pinkerton of the Union County Economic Development Corporation (UCEDC). Register to attend one or both training sessions.
October 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington St. in Rocky Hill
Learn the basics of Quickbooks and how it might work for you and your business. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/133653
Quickbooks 102: Beyond the Basics
November 2, 6:30-8 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Ave. in Manville
This workshop will discuss: getting the most out of Quickbooks; how to create multiple company files and how to export and import list data from one file to the next; entering price levels and tracking discounts and credits; creating customer statements and assessing finance charges on overdue balances; and writing off past-due balances when it appears that the customer is not going to pay. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/133654
- Explore the SCLSNJ collections: “QuickBooks 2017 All-In-One” by Stephen L. Nelson
Taller Financiero Para Dueños de Pequeñas Empresas o Negocios / Small Business Owners Financial Workshop
October 24, 7-8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Ave. in North Plainfield
Los propietarios de pequeñas empresas saben que se requiere un gran esfuerzo para establecer su propio negocio, pero muchas veces pasan por alto ciertos aspectos claves que son tan importantes como la empresa en sí misma. Esta charla proveerá una perspectiva general de los pasos fundamentales que los dueños de pequeñas empresas deben tomar para establecer su negocio. Elliott Smego, consultor financiero con The Prudential Insurance Company of America, dará recomendaciones acerca de documentos legales, beneficios para los empleados, seguro comercial y planificación financiera para propietarios de empresas.
This program will focus on different ways to save, such as homeownership, savings accounts or tax advantaged vehicles like IRAs. There will be an emphasis on the importance of taking advantage of all the benefits that the place of employment may offer, including a 401(k) when applicable. Learn about the benefits of having insurance for your small business and for your employees. Presented by Elliott Smego, Financial Advisor, Prudential Insurance Company of America.
This program will be presented in Spanish. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/134672
- Explore the SCLSNJ collections: SCLSNJ Business Kit – Business Books for Spanish Entrepreneurs / Libros Sobre Negocios Para Empresarios
How to Start an Etsy Business
December 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Blvd. in Warren
Attention all artists & artisans: Etsy is a peer-to-peer (P2P) e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. These items cover a wide range, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. Many sellers also sell craft supplies such as beads, wire and jewelry-making tools. Interested in knowing more about how to sell your wares on etsy, don’t miss this program. For more information: http://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/133434
- Explore the SCLSNJ collections: “Etsy Excellence: The Simple Guide to Creating a Thriving Etsy Business” by Tycho Press
Registration is required for all business events. Visit SCLSNJ.org to learn more.