Thursday, December 27, 2012

20 New Books

The Complete List of New Books in the Business Center Collection this Week

1. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
2. The Careerist: Over 100 Ways to Get Ahead at Work
3. Deliver the Unexpected: A Business Fable and 6 Other New Truths
4. GMAT 2013
5. Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgement
6. The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression
7. How to Read a Client From Across the Room
8. Knock 'Em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2013
9. Mean Girls at Work: Staying Professional when Things Get Personal
10. Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don't See Them Coming
11. The New Ecology of Leadership: Business Mastery in a Chaotic World
12. No B.S. Guide to Marketing to Leading-Edge Boomers & Seniors
13. The Only Budgeting Book You'll Ever Need
14. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
15. Plan Your Prosperity: The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need
16. Quicken 2013: The Official Guide
17. Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How It Pits Young Against Old
18. Social Security's Investment Shortfall: $8 Trillion Plus - and the Way Forward
19. Start Your Own Self-Publishing Business
20. The Winner Effect: The Neuroscience of Success and Failure

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Closing Reminder

GDL branches are open during Genesee County's school closings Thursday & Friday

Holiday Closing:
All Genesee District Library branches will be closed
Saturday, December 22nd, through Tuesday, December 25th
regular hours will resume
Wednesday, December 26th

Please have a safe holiday weekend!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FT/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year

2012 Financial Times / Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year

A while back I posted the finalists for the FT/GS Business Book of the Year on the Business Center's Facebook page, and the winner has been announced: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, by Steve Coll. Coll has previously written about the CIA and the Bin Laden family, and again in this book sheds significant light into something shrouded in secrecy: America's largest, and arguably the most private, publicly traded company.

This is surely a good read, and there are multiple copies available, including one here in the Business Center. Stop by for a great read for the holiday weekend.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Write Your Business Plan with SBA's Help

Build Your Business Plan with the SBA

If you or someone you know is looking to start a business, chances are you will need a business plan. While the business center has many resources for the start-up business, the Small Business Administration also has an online tool to aid those writing a business plan. 

The 7 parts of the business plan you can choose to write are:
1. Cover Page
2. Executive Summary
3. Company Description
4. Market Research
5. Product/Service Line
6. Marketing & Sales
7. Financial Projections

Please click HERE for this free online resource. Your newly minted plan can be saved and exported once it is completed. And be sure to explore other aspects of the SBA's site.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Party Today!

Children's Holiday Party Today!

Step out of the predicted rainy weather, and stop by McFarlen Library this afternoon beginning at 1 PM for our annual Children's Holiday Party.

Sponsored by our Friends of the Library Group, the party will include holiday crafts and treats. Please be prompt, as it is while supplies last! 

from Genesee District Library

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Financial Literacy for Kids!

Online Financial Literacy Exercises
There are a number of free resources designed to help parents and educators discuss financial issues with kids of all ages. The President's Advisory Counsel on Financial Capability has created a website, Money As You Grow, which contains practical advice for children at any age. Divided by age range, the site offers not only tips, but directs the users to other online resources to involve the child in the process of learning how money should and should not be used.
For example, for those ages 14-18, the site guides students on choosing a college with the final cost in mind, and suggests using the FAFSA4caster on the FAFSA website. To gain experience with credit cards and interest rates, students can click to the website of the Federal Reserve, to estimate payments on credit card expenses.
With student debt rising, and the ease with which credit cards can be obtained, please take advantage of these resources to keep our kids money smart!