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Posts Tagged ‘Small Business’

Killer Presentations

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

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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Women in Leadership

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Kirstein Business Library, New Books, Programs

Hey Ladies (Gents too)!

Looking to learn a little more about gender in the workplace? We’ve got you covered.  This months’ book display is Women in Leadership. Titles in this display range from analysis of the current global corporate structure to guides on how to break the glass ceiling.  Stop by and check them out.

Vicki Donlan

If you are looking for an opportunity to network, swing by our author talk on December 10 at 6pm.  Vicki Donlan author of Her Turn: Why It’s Time for Women To Lead in America will be speaking about the challenges and emerging roles for female leaders in a variety of fields.

Lastly, if you’re just looking to get ahead at work, we have other events coming up that can help anyone get an edge.

We hope to see you soon!

Cheers!

Check out The Haymarket Project!

Posted on November 26th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources
Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

Courtesy of The Haymarket Project

For many of us, the trip to Haymarket is part of our Friday or Saturday routines. As we browse the stands for ingredients, we are likely to see familiar faces–of vendors and of other customers. Even though Haymarket is a staple for many in Boston, some may not know the history.

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Get ready for Small Business Saturday

Posted on November 17th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

It’s that time of the year again!

People have already started holiday shopping because of the shortened holiday season.  While you’re making your gift lists and shopping rounds, consider a stop at your local small business.

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Shaking up legal contracts

Posted on September 12th, 2013 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources

From Shakelaw.com

Mobile technology changed the way we communicate, share information,  shop, and entertain ourselves. So it comes as no surprise that someone would invent a tool to simplify legal transactions using your smartphone.

The folks over at Shake designed an app to record agreements for everyday transactions–from a personal loan to a friend, to a contract for freelance work and more. The app, which is available for iPhone, walks users through a series of questions to create legal documents that can be signed and/or sent to another person, even to your lawyer.  Documents can be signed on any mobile device and are stored securely in the cloud for reference later on.

For budding entrepreneurs who can’t afford to hire a lawyer, this a great way to create simple and plain-language legal agreements.  You can save the big bucks for complex legal agreements.

Shake is in no way a replacement for a lawyer, but a tool to help you create enforceable legal documents.  If you feel you need counsel, by all means seek it out. Shake’s founders emphasize that point in this article from Forbes and on their FAQ page.

You can download the app for iPhone from the App Store.

If you have tried Shake’s app let us know in the comments below.

Cheers!