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New Business & Career Books @ MCLS

Crafting the Customer Experience for People Not Like You: How to Delight and Engage the Customers Your Competitors Don’t Understand by Kelly McDonald

The Debt-Free Spending Plan: An Amazingly Simple Way to Take Control of Your Finances Once and for All by JoAnneh Nagler

Financial Fitness Forever: 5 Steps to More Money, Less Risk, and More Peace of Mind by Paul A. Merriman

Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business by Thor Muller and Lane Becker

Idea Agent: Leadership That Liberates Creativity and Accelerates Innovation by Lina M. Echeverria

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know about How the Economy Works by Timothy Taylor

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson

The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti

Upcoming Business & Career Library Events (All events are FREE!)

Computer Classes are available continually throughout the Monroe County Library System. Please look here for upcoming classes.        

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month @ 9:00 a.m. - Noon: Employment Services with Michigan Works! @ Bedford Branch Library

Please check our online calendar for business-related events throughout the county.

Everyday Money Matters

Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure – This site provides help for those facing foreclosure. Created by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. – Find budget worksheets, buying guides, investment tips, retirement planning, plus more money basics.

Money 101 – A step-by-step guide to gaining control of your finances. 23 interactive lessons. - Provides calculators for mortgages, home equity loans, debt consolidation, and more. Financial articles and blogs are also available.

Personal Financial Education– Learn about banking, mortgages, loans, credit, and more. Created by the Federal Reserve.

Practical Money Skills - Advice for creating a budget and saving for the future. The financial guides are designed to give you the power to take control of your financial situation. After all, the most powerful financial tool that you can have is knowledge.

Career: Job Searching in Michigan

Pure Michigan Talent Connect - A government site that allows you to search government job listings, find Michigan temporary work agencies, discover job and career fairs, and more.

MLive Jobs – Allows for job searching and resume posting.

Monroe Evening News: Employment Classifieds - Review jobs listed in the Monroe Evening News.

Career: Job Searching Nationwide

USAJobs - Find postings for federal employment opportunities. - One search. All jobs.

JobWeb - A site directed at new college graduates. Find information on jobs, job searching, and industry information, plus career planning resources. - A site for job seekers and recruiters; seekers may search for jobs, post resumes, and find career assistance; recruiters may search resumes and post job ads.

Career: General - For those who are looking to relocate, this site can help you check the cost of living, quality of life, schools, and other factors with a variety of easy to use calculators.

Job and Career Accelerator - Use this amazing site to create your resume, cover letter, track your applications, and more. This excellent resource may be used from home, but you must first create your account at one of the 16 Monroe County Library System facilities.

My Future – This site offers career and personality tests, resume help, budget planning, and more.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Locate career information and the outlook for specific occupations, as well as projections of industry and occupational employment. – Improve your resume, cover letter, interviews, and job searching. 

Business: Regional

Ann Arbor Business Review - Peruse up-to-date business news in Ann Arbor and other local areas.

Michigan Business One Stop - Everything you need to do business in Michigan is right here in this one stop shop -- from information about licensing and permits, to tax registration and unemployment insurance.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Licensing and regulation of industries information, data on professions and occupations, and links to agency web pages.

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center - Information on starting a new business in Michigan, checklists, plus licensing and financing information.

Michigan State Business License Search – Find out the state requirements for your business here.

Toledo Blade: Business - Stay current with area business news by reading the Toledo Blade’s business section.

Business: Nationwide

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. - Assists organizations to comply with U.S. Copyright Law.

General Business File ASAP - This database provides company and industry trends and reports from national journals, newspapers, and periodicals. To use this resource from your home computer, you will need a password. Please contact your local branch of the Monroe County Library System for the password or pick up our online resources brochure with all of our database passwords the next time you are in the library.

National Small Business Development Center - Information for the potential or ongoing entrepreneur, links to industry specific information, tax and legal information, and resources covering patents, trademarks and copyright.

New York Stock Exchange - This is the official site of the NYSE. Check your stocks and the market here.

Demographics Now - Business & People provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tooks and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.
To use this database you will need a password which is available in our Online Resources brochure or you can call your local branch.

U.S. Small Business Administration - Useful site for information on starting, financing and expanding a business, local SBA resources, and links to other business-related topics.

The Wall Street Journal – The famous business paper online.

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