Business Resources

 

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It’s not just business as usual @ your library!

The C. H. Booth Library is here to serve small businesses, home-based workers, and entrepreneurs with many programs, services and resources.  Contact the Reference department for more information, (203) 426-8552 or email boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Third Thursday Business Speaker Series —The library is pleased to partner with the Newtown Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Commission to present a new evening speaker series, to be held monthly on the third Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room.  Presentations are offered on a range of topics of interest to entrepreneurs, small business owners and others.  These programs provide an opportunity to learn, relax and network; wine and light refreshments are available.  Generous support for this series is provided by Newtown Savings Bank.   Series resumes on September 21st—State Senator Tony Hwang will present a review of the Legislative Session, its outcomes and impact on small businesses.

Monthly Brown Bag Business Hour —Second Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00pm in the library’s Meeting Room.  Eat, learn, and network!  Join others in the entrepreneurial, home office, and small business community for a fun and informative hour.  Bring your lunch and business cards; no registration necessary.  September 12; October 10; November 14; December 12.

Make the Library Your Office —The Reference office is now available for individuals and small groups to use for quiet work, in-person and virtual meetings.  Scheduling is flexible, with times available weekdays, evenings and weekends during regular library hours.  Contact the Reference department to schedule.   Also available in the Reference department:  wireless printing; scanner; copier; public fax; ten PCs for public use; online and print business resources.

Small Business Development Center—Do you want to START or GROW your business?  You can receive free business advising including access to capital, financial projections, access to incentives to create jobs, business/marketing plan ideas, market research and more. Sign up to “request business advising” at www.GrowCT.com  Appointments can be made to meet at the C.H. Booth Library each Thursday from 2:00-4:30pm.

 

Online Resources—For more information, contact the Reference desk:  (203) 426-8552 or boothref@chboothlibrary.org

AtoZdatabases: The premier job search, reference and mailing list database, including over 47 million business profiles. Use your C.H. Booth Library card to access.

Connecticut Innovations:  A quasi-public entity, CI is the leading source of financing and funding information support for Connecticut’s small business innovators.

Connecticut SBDC:  Provides no-cost advising services to both prospective and existing business owners to help them start or expand their business.

DECD:  Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development; offers a wide range of programs and services to help companies prosper in Connecticut

Learning Express Library : Self-paced test preparation for a wide range of standardized exams and career certifications. Use your C.H. Booth Library card to access.

Newtown Chamber of Commerce:  Supports the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its members through marketing, networking programs, community-sponsored events, and more.

Newtown Economic Development Commission:  Provides personal, confidential assistance to help businesses in Newtown grow and thrive.

SCORE:  The nation’s largest network of free, expert business mentors.

Small Business Administration:  Offers a wealth of information about starting and running a small business; includes webinars and video instruction.

Valueline Investment Survey:  Greatly expanded database that now provides reports on over 3,500 companies and 13,000 mutual funds. Use your C.H. Booth Library card to access.

Women’s Business Development Council:  Resource for financial education and entrepreneurial training for women in Connecticut.  Workshops, online training, business advisors available.

 

Webinars ,Videos & Podcasts:

How I Built This

TED talks for Business

SBA Learning Center

15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs