Business Posts

Financial Wellness Series

Managing financial wellness can be a challenging do-it-yourself endeavor for many Americans. However, no one must do it all alone! Naperville Public Library’s upcoming financial wellness events provide the opportunity to learn from a financial expert about Social Security and Tax Planning. Dates, times and locations are listed below. No registration or library card is required to attend these programs.

  • Financial Wellness: Tax Strategies
    Date and Time: Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Nichols Library Community Room
    Presenter: Ray Kozicki from The Foundation for Financial Education
  • Financial Wellness: Advanced Social Security Planning
    Date and Time: Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    Location: Nichols Library Community Room
    Presenter: Ray Kozicki from The Foundation for Financial Education

The Tax Strategies presentation will review activities that make it easier to maximize the benefits of recent tax law changes. Financial planner, Ray Kozicki, will also address creating tax-advantaged streams of income.

Attend the second session to learn about Social Security planning. Learn how to calculate potential benefits and what the impact of Cost-of-Living adjustments could be to those benefits.

Ray Kozicki volunteers his time with The Foundation for Financial Education to help increase communal and organizational financial literacy. Read more about Ray on the Foundation’s website. The Foundation for Financial Education is a national non-profit organization that provides free financial education to the public.

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - 14:30

Update Your Skills with Lynda.com

Naperville Public Library provides access to many digital resources, but a key one to update and learn new skills is Lynda.com. Lynda.com is an online learning platform that contains thousands of streaming videos that can help anyone learn business software, technology and creative skills.

Access is free for Naperville Public Library cardholders and easy to use. Just log in with a library card number/username and PIN.

After signing in users can search for specific applications such as MS Excel, MS Word or browse through a broad collection of videos using the menu. Access the Business collections by going to Library > Business > and choose a topic.

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The available business skills courses include learning how to sell into specific industries, how to use a business coach and how to consult other businesses. There are over 500 courses in the Business Skills category alone!

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Lynda.com offers transcripts of all videos, downloading for offline access, and access via downloadable apps on all of the major platforms – check it out today!

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00

Take Advantage of the Small Business Resource Center

Whether starting a new venture or growing a current business, entrepreneurs need access to information and planning tools to help them achieve their goals. Small Business Resource Center covers the major areas of starting and operating a business, including planning, financing, accounting, taxes, management, human resources and marketing.

This online resource brings together hundreds of sample business plans and the content of 300 small business journals. The content now also includes a wide range of other media and sources:

  • Audio—Listen to or download podcasts and radio shows.
  • Video—Watch videos from CriticalMention, Inc., Press, Inc. and other providers.
  • News—Find content from over 120 local newspapers.
  • Directories—Locate listings for thousands of trade associations, consulting organizations, trade shows, etc.
  • Glossary—Define key business-specific terms for quick reference.
  • EBooks—Browse thousands of topical overviews from over 80 small business reference eBooks from Gale, Wiley, and other publishers.
  • Websites—Access vetted, authoritative and topically relevant links from outside sources.
  • Legal forms—Link directly to small business forms available through Gale LegalForms.

Small Business Resource Center is a comprehensive and useful source for entrepreneurs. You can access it here.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 12:15