The Business Resource Center at the Canton Public Library connects you to informative business resources to help you grow your business.

Business

Good to Great Book Discussion Series

There are many companies that are successful but what makes
a company stand out from the crowd?  Can greatness be achieved
by following a set of rules or is it only by accident?  

Join us as we read and discuss the key points in the classic business book, "Good to Great" by James Collins.  Led by retired executive and Canton Kiwanis Club President, Mark Ott, this discussion is for business owners, leaders and anyone interested in leadership.  

Business Plan Workshop with SCORE

According to SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) "The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way."

Join us on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00-8:00 PM and find how this tool will help you research and refine your business goals. This workshop is suitable for those considering owning a business, new entrepreneurs as well as established business owners.

Counseling Sessions With SCORE

Thinking about starting a small business but you're not sure where to begin? Schedule a one hour consultation on Thursday, February 14th from 6:00-9:00 PM with a mentor from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and receive free and confidential advice from a seasoned professional. To register for a session or for additional information, please contact SCORE representative Ed Krupa.

Time is… Time was… January 2013

The North American International Automobile Show, known as the Detroit Auto Show around here, opens to the public on Monday, January 19. The first Detroit Auto Show was held in 1907. What began as a local show is now international in scope.

The car: the evolution of the beautiful machine by Rod Green

Merrily we roll along [videodisc]: The early days of the automobile by NBC News Productions

Motorcars of the classic era by Michael Furman

Wheels for the world: Henry Ford, his company, and a century of progress, 1903-2003 by Douglas Brinkley

Search Engine Optimization Seminar

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an internet marketing strategy that strategically considers how search engines work and how people search.  This makes it possible for a website to be on the first page in relevant categories when anyone searches for goods and/or services.   

Join us on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:30-8:30 PM as Roy of Team Hypernet takes the mystery out of SEO and shows the steps to get your webpage in the top search engine results.  If you are a business owner, be sure to come and pick up some great tips!

Tweeting for Business Success

Our Back to Business School series concludes with 
Tweeting for Business Success.   Learn how to use Twitter to connect with and engage potential customers from Mike McClure, president of Social Media Club Detroit and Executive Creative Director at The Yaffe Group on Thursday, September 27, 12:00-1:00 PM.

Franchising 101

So, you're considering purchasing a franchise but you have no idea how to begin. You may have questions regarding which franchise to purchase, where to locate it, and how to finance it.

Join franchise owner George Lytle for Franchising 101, part of our Back to Business School Series, on Tuesday, September 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM. George will cover the basics of franchising and give his tips as an 'insider'.

Beginning Business with SCORE

Did you know that author and organizational guru, Julie Morgenstern, met with the counselors at SCORE when she was developing her first business, Task Masters?

If you have a business idea and would like to see it get off the ground, come to Beginning Business with SCORE, part of our Back to Business School series, on Thursday, September 20 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

What We're Reading: September 2012

Back to Business School

CPL's Back to Business School is a great educational opportunity for local businesspeople and entrepreneurs. The following sessions are available:

Registration is now open: space is limited.

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