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Portland Public Library’s mission is to serve the Greater Portland Community by providing a diverse collection of books and other resources, with access to information resources worldwide. The library’s services support the educational, informational, and recreational interests of all community members.
Thanks to our generous Money Smart Week partners: CA$H of United Way Greater Portland, KeyBank and Women, Work and Community we here at the PPL are feeling very Money Smart! A big THANK YOU to all involved.
Last week patrons and staff alike benefited from one-on-one financial education counseling. Our most popular day, Credit Report Day, revealed that the greatest barrier to understanding our credit history is fear of the unknown. After looking at their credits reports attendees felt empowered to improve their credit and make smart financial decisions in the future.
If you missed Money Smart Week you can still benefit from the great advice:
Match your savings to purchase a home, continue your education, or start a business. Contact www.womenworkandcommunity.org (207-799-5025), and see if you qualify for a ”Maine Family Development Account”.
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Thinking of starting a small business? Already running a small business and looking for ways to improve? Come visit the Portland Public Library and check out some of the new titles we have to help you increase revenue and decrease headaches:
The Lean Startup How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries (2011). This book explores the concept that most businesses fail because they are building something nobody wants. Ries describes his strategy, the Lean Startup, as the application of lean thinking to the process of innovation.
Reputation Rules : Strategies for Building your Company’s Most Valuable Asset by Daniel Diermeier (2011). From tweets to blogs, in the digital age it is important to have a strategic plan to successfully manage your company’s brand.
The Encyclopedia of Small Business Forms and Agreements : a Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Business Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, Contracts, and Human Resource Documents by Martha Maeda (2011). The books contains forms related to starting a business (business plans, startup costs, and business structures); setting up and running a corporation; contracts; real estate; financial reports, accounting, and money management; buying or selling a business; supplies and inventory; consulting and independent contracting; and marketing and public relations
Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult Situations at Work : Hundreds of Ready-to-use Phrases for Coming out on Top Even in the Toughest Office Conditions by Susan F. Benjamin (2008). Unfortunately, sometimes we all need this advice whether we work for a small business or a large corporation.
IRS Tax Secrets : The Individual and Small Business Owners’s Guide to Solving IRS and State Tax Problems by JK Harris (2011). The founder and CEO of JK Harris & Co. tax representation firm, offers information in plain English on tax law. This volume includes a glossary and contact information for each state’s Department of Revenue.
The Big Enough Company : Creating a Business that Works for You by Adelaide Lancaster & Amy Abrams (2011). Drawing on the true stories, Abrams and Lancaster set out to explore how successful female business owners have grown their enterprises in a way that sustains their own personal goals and needs, not someone else’s standards.
Become a Franchise Owner! : the Start-up Guide to Lowering Risk, Making Money, and Owning What You Do by Joel Libava (2012). Geared towards a growing number of entrepreneurs looking for an alternative to traditional corporate employment, a definitive guide to researching, selecting and starting a successful franchise business.
The Best Digital Marketing Campaigns in the World : Mastering the Art of Customer Engagement by Damian Ryan and Calvin Jones (2011). A collection of 25 case studies showcasing viable digital marketing campaigns.
The Small Business Survival Guide by Jason Reid (2011). A hands-on tool geared towards small business owners on marketing, sales, hiring and managing employees, cost control, and other basic business principles.
90 Days to Success Marketing and Advertising Your Small Business by Mark Hoxie (2011). Gives the reader a practical plan to successfully market any small business in just 90 days. Examines and explains all formats of advertising from e-marketing to newspapers.
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For the season, from the PPL Archives, in the Portland Room : Ice skaters at Deering Oaks smiling for the camera, in 1937. Note the buildings in the right background, which have since been replaced by the northbound I-295 entrance.