May is Small Business Month at BCL!
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Boost Your Career or Small Business (Business man flying in office chair)Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. The designated month aims to honor the close to 30 million small businesses and the amazing people who run them.
Small Business Month Events @ BCL 
May 17 – SCORE Workshop: Starting a Small Business, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northwest Regional Library
May 17 – Business Development Workshop Series: Aspiring Entrepreneur and Inventor – Take Your Idea to the Next Level, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Weston Library
May 22 – Find Business Magazines Using Zinio, 12 noon to 12:30 p.m., African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Job interviewThe Small Business Resource Center at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
If small business and entrepreneurship is your passion, visit the Small Business Resource Center at African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and find assistance with everything from:

  • Business Plans
  • Small Business Databases
  • Marketing
  • Money Matters
  • Other Resources
  • Local Business Directory
  • Business Videos

The Small Business Resource Center is located on the second floor of the library. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 12 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 954-357-6227.Couch cluttered with paper work, a laptop, a phone, coffee cup, mobile device and pencils and a pen
Get Free Online Business Resources from Your Library!
Use your Broward County Library card to access quality online resources that bring a wealth of business information right to your fingertips including:

  • Business Insights: Essentials: Access to U.S. and global company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles, with coverage of major business events and trends from 1980 to present.
  • Demographics Now: Provides highly sought after demographic data that allows prospective entrepreneurs, long-time business owners and students building marketing plans to collect, analyze and quickly act upon that data.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center: Morningstar Investment Research Center offers accurate, up-to-date data on international and domestic STOCKS, FUNDS and ETFs, along with industry and market data, company reports, and Morningstar analysts' independent opinions. Find current and archived issues of popular Morningstar newsletters - Mutual funds, FundInvestor, StockInvestor, ETFInvestor! Expand your financial and investment education with tutorial videos and the Investing Classroom, build and test a portfolio online, access a financial glossary and much more.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Career information and expected employment prospects for many job positions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • ReferenceUSA - U.S. Business and U.S. Residential: More than 180 million residential listings and directory information for businesses, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and more. Business Directory has annual reports, SEC filings, government data, bankruptcy records and legal filings. Updated: Monthly.
  • Small Business Resource Center: Covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more.

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Community Vision Sessions with Broward County Library Director Skye Patrick: Learn More About Your Library, Meet the Director and Discuss Your Views
Skye Patrick, Broward County Library DirectorBroward County Library will host a series of upcoming meetings to present the Library’s "Vision for the Future and Community," and for library administration to meet the public and to hear the concerns of each region. Each session will include a PowerPoint presentation and Q&A session. All Community Vision Sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Monday, April 28 - South Regional/Broward College Library, Multipurpose Room #138
Monday, May 5 - West Regional Library, Multipurpose Room #103
Monday, May 12 - Northwest Regional Library, Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor
Monday, May 19 - Southwest Regional Library, Auditorium, Room #111
Monday, June 2 - North Regional/Broward College Library, Multipurpose Room #154
Monday, June 9 - African-American Research Library and Cultural Center