Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Complete List of NEW BOOKS

Over the last 2 weeks the following books have been added to the GDL Business Center collection. Be the first to check them out!

1.The Better World Shopping Guide
2. Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It’s Time For a   Revolution
3. Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story about Copper, the Metal that Runs the World
4. Breakthrough Marketing Plans
5. Changing Business From the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations
6. Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life
7. Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages
8. Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours
9. The Family Bank: The Family Guide to Financially Successful Children
10. How to Pay Zero Taxes, 2013 Edition
11. How to Eat an Elephant: Achieving Financial Success One Bite at a Time
12. How to Start a Home-Based Massage Therapy Business
13. I Don’t Want to Go to College: Other Paths to Success
14. I’m in a Job Search, Now What???
15. If Money Could Shout: The Brutal Truth for Teens
16. Judgment on the Front Line: How Smart Companies Win by Trusting Their People
17. Lawless Capitalism: The Subprime Crisis and the Case for an Economic Rule of Law
18. Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver
19. Louis Vuitton: The Making of Modern Luxury
20. Networking is Dead: Making Connections that Matter
21. The New Rules of Job Search
22. Online Video Revolution: How to Reinvent and Market Your Business Using Video
23. The Org: The Underlying Logic of The Office
24. The Perfect Balance: How to Get Ahead Financially and Still Have a Life
25. The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable
26. Principled Selling: How to Win More Business without Selling Your Soul
27. Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi Retirement 
28. Stock Market Rules, 4th Edition
29. The Sustainability Generation: The Politics of Change and Why Personal Accountability is Essential Now!
30. Sustaining Cities: Urban Policies, Practices, and Perceptions
31. Wealth Regeneration at Retirement: Planning for a Lifetime of Leadership
32. Working in Your Major: How to Find a Great Job When You Graduate

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Partnership with SBTDC!

Genesee District Library's Business Center has partnered with the Michigan SBTDC!

On Wednesday, January 30th at 2:30 PM, the Robert T. Bolo, Jr. Business Center will officially become a certified "Business Resource Center" for the Michigan chapter of the Small Business and Technology Development Center. Housed locally at Kettering University, and directed by Marsha Lyttle, MI-SBTDC has an excellent reputation of educating small businesses and investing in our community. 

All are welcome to the Business Center on Wednesday, January 30th for the short ceremony, and click over to MLive for an article posted today about the collaboration!
As always, the Business Center is here to serve your information needs so do not hesitate to contact us with questions. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Book Review: A Must Read

Incredibly Irreverent, Inside Take on the Hospitality Industry

Tomsky writes with extensive first-hand knowledge of hotels and how they operate, and after reading his first book, the advice could very well improve your next reservation.

Free upgrades: sure.
Free movies and minibar items: no problem. 
Desk attendant replies "there's nothing I can do:" it's a lie. 

The author has seen it all and stresses that respect goes a very long way in this business (as do generous tips). He holds nothing back, uses coarse language, but the result will leaving you laughing, I know I did. Starting in New Orleans, and ending in New York City, the book will no doubt affect your next interaction with desk attendants, bellman, and doormen. 
 You might get a free upgrade, too.    

Monday, January 7, 2013

Event Announcement

Greenpath Debt Solutions (of Flint) will be speaking at the Grand Blanc branch on Tuesday, February 26th at 6:00 PM. Please join us for this free event, and bring your questions. After a discussion of Credit Reports and how to understand them, there will be a time for Q & A with these experts.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, visit GDL's homepage to register through our calendar of events or call 810-694-5310. Program will last 1 hour.

Date: Tuesday, February 26th
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: McFarlen Library 515 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc