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Looking to network with other female entrepreneurs? Look no further than Project Eve.
The Project Eve community prides itself on promoting female entrepreneurship through mentoring and communication rather than swinging around “sharp elbows.” The goal is to provide a a nurturing atmosphere, where ladies can get practical advice and access to resources for starting their own businesses. The 1,000 members who call themselves Eves and have access to:
Other nifty stuff
Project Eve has a local Boston group too which has 20 members. With the number of women who come into Kirstein it should be so much higher! Check it out Ladies.
Remember Ladies, and Gentlemen too, if you need help with your business we host SCORE mentors every Friday from 10-1. Call 617-859-2142 to make an appointment or ask one of the library staff.
If you are looking for economic data, FRED is a great place to start. Put out by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, it’s an online database consisting of more than 61,000 economic data time series from 48 national, international, public, and private sources.
If you go the the SBA learning center page you can view a variety of courses for free on topics such as:
Introduction to Accounting
Each of the 29 courses is about a half hour long and is intended to give you the basics as well as to point out SBA programs that can help you. Users can toggle between the presentation outline and slide notes using the tabs in the pane on the left hand side. One note: they are presented using Flash so you can’t view them on any iOS devices, but you can view the text based versions as PDFs.
The Learning Center’s videos are also valuable. Some videos are a great way of seeing how other small business owns came up with solutions to problems. If you go to the SBA’s Youtube account you can see more videos too. This video from their Youtube channel explains SBA issued Loans:
Other videos include more niche topics such as:
Establishing an Online Presence
If you still need help please take advantage of our SCORE Business Fridays. You can ask a librarian at the Kirstein reference desk or call 617-859-2142 to make an appointment. Each appointment lasts an hour on Fridays between 10am and 1pm.
With the holiday season upon us, it can be difficult to keep track of your job hunt. But luckily there is a tool that can help.
Careerleaf is a great portal for managing your job hunt. Setup is easy. When you create your account you can import your resume or data from your LinkedIn account. Your account includes a profile, an email account, and three powerful tools– the job search function, Application Manager, and the Tracklet.
The job search function makes it simple to search across multiple job boards quickly. Career leaf pulls from multiple sources including SimplyHired, USA Jobs, Career Builder, Mashable and more. Just type in the job title and your zip code into the search bar and you’re in business.
Once you find a job posting to your liking, Careerleaf makes it easy for you to apply to openings and keep track of the postings. All you have to do is install the Tracklet into your browser. Clicking on it will launch the app and you’re ready to rock.
You can use the tracklet to:
Autofill an application
Send emails via your Careerleaf account
Download your resume
Add jobs to the Application Mananger
Careerleaf’s Application Manager allows you to keep track opportunities and add notes. The notes can be especially helpful when you are prepping for an interview. Moreover, you can add contact infomation and set the stage you are in the hiring process. It also makes it easy to add your correspondence to the Application Manager when you use your Careerleaf email.
Two more things…
Take the tour of the website and look at the FAQs Here you can learn about privacy settings and a little bit more about the features CareerLeaf has to offer. Check out their blog too.