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Killer Presentations

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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Let’s face it. Making a power PowerPoint and reciting the slides just doesn’t cut it. Depending on the presenter or the venue the audience will have a hard time becoming engaged. And some presentations might not translate well when uploaded to the web or viewed on a mobile device. Luckily, there are some software packages and some resources on the web that can help you be a better presenter.

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Graduation Spending Up This Year

Posted on May 19th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library



According to National Retail Federation’s Graduation Spending Survey the average person buying graduation gifts will spend $97.79. Total spendingwill total $4.7 billion, the highest amount in the survey’s nine-year history.

Startup Summer Series with General Assembly

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

general assemblyThis summer the Boston Public Library and General Assembly, an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design are teaming up to provide you with the tools you need to jumpstart your entrepreneurial ventures. On the 4th Thursday of each month, General Assembly will host some of their most popular classes on site at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon. From Web Development to Social Media, they’ll give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.


Web Development: Let’s Break it Down
Thursday June 26, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Matt Brendzel, Web Development Immersive Producer, General Assembly

Thinking of learning to code, but getting lost in the alphabet soup (AJAX, PHP, CSS, etc)? Whether you’re interested in building your own web sites and applications, or looking to change careers, our class will introduce you to the world of web development and programming in general. We’ll take a dive into specific programming languages, tools and real life examples. We’ll also discuss what you need to get started as a web developer and breaking into this dynamic field.


boston newIntroduction to the Boston Startup Community
Thursday July 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Anand Chopra-McGowan, Business Development, General Assembly

This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.


socialGet Social: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Businesses
Thursday August 28 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Steph Parker, Senior Social Strategist, Brand Content

Social media has evolved into a necessary element of any marketing plan. Consumers on social networks expect to be able to find and connect with you. In this class, you’ll learn about the role of key social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and how to start engaging consumers on these platforms.

New at Kirstein

Posted on May 9th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Here are a few of the new arrivals at Kirstein,

ready to be checked out.

Venture Capital Resources

Posted on May 7th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Here is a link to our Venture Capital Resources page.

gale directory


In addition to the print sources mentioned above, we offer remote use of the Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment to Massachusetts residents with a Metro Boston Library Network card or an e-card.  It is searchable by key word.  Good luck with your fundraising!