Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400, businessref@bpl.org

Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by gsmart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) invites media creators, innovators, job seekers, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, investors, coders, and makers to our new space. Business-minded individuals can enjoy an inviting and modern space with over 5,000 square feet of printed resources, flexible seating, innovative technology to conduct business research, and dedicated areas for collaborating on projects with colleagues or developing a new career skill. Drop by KBLIC for access to and courses in the latest video editing and production technologies. Visitors will be inspired with a fresh vibe, cool color pallet, and a variety of comfortable work tables and seating options For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:

 

May Programs at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on April 21st, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Please join us for these exciting programs in May:

  • 5.2.17 at 6 in the Exchange: “Doing Business Online”
  • 5.4.17 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Basics of 3D Printing with TinkerCad”
  • 5.9.17 at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon: “Financing Sources for Startups and Small Businesses”
  • 5.11.17 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Blender for Beginners”
  • 5.16.17 at 6 in the Exchange: “Online Job Search and Resume Submittal Workshop”
  • 5.17.17 at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon: “Salary Negotiation for Women”
  • 5.18.17 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Navigating Photoshop”
  • 5.19.17 at 10 in the Community Learning Center: “Finding Funders”
  • 5.25.17 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Photoshop Alternatives: Canva”
  • 5.30.17 at 5:30 in the Commonwealth Salon: “Beyond the Label: Women, Leadership, and Success on Our Own Terms”

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April Programs at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Please join us for these programs in April.

  • April 4 at 6 in the Exchange: “Salary and Benefits Negotiation”
  • April 5 at 10 in the Exchange: “Where’s the Money? Small Business Financing Sources”
  • April 5 at 6 in the Exchange: “Conscious Capitalism: A Better Way for Business”
  • April 6 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Crash Course in Design Software Pt. 1 (Photoshop)”
  • April 11 at 6 in the Exchange: “Managing Job Search Stress”
  • April 13 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Crash Course in Design Software Pt. 2 (Illustrator)”
  • April 18 at 1 in the Exchange: “Exploring Business Ownership”
  • April 20 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: “Crash Course in Design Software Pt. 3 (InDesign)”
  • April 22 at 11:30 in the Exchange: “Boston on a Budget” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 22 at 2 in the Exchange: “Planning a Trip Online” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 22 at 3:30 in the Exchange: “Budgeting Basics” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 25 at 6 in the Exchange: “First-Time Homebuyer’s Seminar” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 26 at 6 in the Exhange: “Planning for Retirement” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 27  at 6 in the Exchange: “Budgeting Basics with Google Sheets” This program is part of Money Smart Week
  • April 28 at 2 in the Community Learning Center “LinkedIn for Job Seekers”

 

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Finding Events and Training for Nonprofits

Posted on February 25th, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

funding-information-networkThe Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center  is a Funding Information Network partner.  As such, we provide free access to Foundation Center databases and supporting materials.  We also provide periodic programs of interest to nonprofits, such as nonprofit incorporation workshops, training on the Foundation Center databases, and grant writing workshops.  Here is a link to our upcoming programs , which we advertise on Eventbrite.  We are also on Facebook .

 

Other sources of information include the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Community Trainings and Event  page and Boston Charity Events .

 

 

Research Mutual Funds and Stocks with Morningstar

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by gsmart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library

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Planning for Retirement? New to Investing? Is it time to Review Your Investment Portfolio?

The Morningstar Investment Research Center offers data on over 14,500 stocks, 24,800 mutual funds, 1,500 exchange-traded funds, and 700 closed end funds. You’ll also find analyst reports on over 3,500 securities, offering in-depth background and analyst opinions on top investments.

You can access this resource in the library via our computers or wifi and at home using your library card.

Try it out today!

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February Program Highlights at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center

Posted on January 23rd, 2017 by blippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Please join us for these programs in February:

  • February 1 at 6 in the Exchange: Etsy Basics Workshop
  • February 2 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: Crash Course in Design Software (Photoshop) Pt. 1
  • February 7 at 12 in the Community Learning Center: Budgeting with Google Sheets
  • February 8 at 6 in the Commonwealth Salon: Help Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace for Small Businesses
  • February 9 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: Crash Course in Design Software (Illustrator) Pt.2
  • February 14 at 2 in the Community Learning Center: Doing Historical Business Research
  • February 15 at 6 in the Exchange: Landing a Dream Career in Consulting
  • February 16 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: Crash Course in Design Software (InDesign) Pt. 3
  • February 23 at 1 and 6 in the Exchange: Make Musing with Garage Band

 

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