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Video: Kimberly Palmer on "The Economy of You" and Making Your Life Recession-Proof
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Video: Kimberly Palmer on “The Economy of You” and Making Your Life Recession-Proof

Some valuable advice from author Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor for U.S. News & World Report As part of the Library’s Smart Money series of talks, Kimberly Palmer spoke at Central Library on May 7, discussing her book “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life.” Palmer not only writes about […]

Q: Where Can You Find Info on Trade Associations?
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Q: Where Can You Find Info on Trade Associations?

A: The Library has Two Sources for Trade Association Information Trade and professional associations compile and publish useful and detailed information on the industries they represent. You can learn more about an industry, latest trends, key statistics and jargon.   Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. Organized topic and/or industry, the Encyclopedia Associations is […]

Q: How Can You Use the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists?
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Q: How Can You Use the Washington Business Journal Book of Lists?

A: To Answer Your Business Research, Job Search or Sales Lead Questions The Washington Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists uses reliable sources  in real estate, banking and finance, tech and media, and much more to survey, compile and rank metro-DC area companies.  Metrics used to create the top rankings include revenue, profits, salaries, number […]

Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
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Free Webinar for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Starting or Running a Small Busines? Let the experts show you how ReferenceUSA can deliver the necessary information to start, manage and grow your business. This recurring 1 hour webinar takes place every Monday in January (except Jan. 20), February and March, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time (2:00 p.m. Central), and is hosted by ReferenceUSA. Register […]

Tools for Census Data, Even During a Shutdown
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Tools for Census Data, Even During a Shutdown

Due to the ongoing Federal Government shutdown, many researchers have lost access to their usual source of census data – the Government Census Bureau’s website. But with your Library card, BusinessDecision can help you get the information you need to keep working.   Census 2010 based reports in BusinessDecision Census 2010 Profile This report provides Census […]

Personal Finance Help for Unexpected Situations
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Personal Finance Help for Unexpected Situations

Dealing With a Financial Emergency? These books can help get you sorted out. And follow these links if you’re a furloughed federal worker looking for information on unemployment benefits: If your official duty station is in Washington, DC If your official duty station is in Virginia (also includes links to other states).   Lifelines For Money Misfortunes: How […]

By Appointment: Exclusive Research Help
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By Appointment: Exclusive Research Help

When you have more than a quick question about business Arlington Public Library offers free scheduled appointments with our business librarian for those seeking specifics for a small business or project. It’s an opportunity to work uninterrupted with a research expert who can offer an approach and resources that just don’t exist on Google. Sign-ups […]

What Makes A Great Leader?
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What Makes A Great Leader?

“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” ― Peter F. Drucker As the destruction from Hurricane Sandy shows, a President faces crises and complex issues almost every day. With less than a week before we elect our next leader, take a look at the critical thinking skills and experiences that guide a Commander in […]

Business Spotlight on: Credibility
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Business Spotlight on: Credibility

Are you in a leadership position? Striving to become a leader? Learn why credibility matters in leadership, how to earn it and perhaps most important, how keep it.   Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose it; Why People Demand it by James Kouzes and Barry Posner In this first revision of the best-selling book, coauthors […]

The Library: It's Good for Business
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The Library: It’s Good for Business

Arlington Public Library offers a host of tools and resources for small businesses, nonprofits and owners-to-be. All you need is your dream. We’ll help you fill in the blanks. For more than ten years now, the Library has worked in partnership with Arlington Economic Development’s BizLaunch initiative, hosting workshops, networking opportunities and consulting sessions. The Library is […]