Become a Better Manager: How to Lead and Empower Employees – Nov. 8, 2023

Become a Better Manager: How to Lead and Empower Employees
Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, November 8 at 6 p.m. to learn how to become a better communicator, a better leader, and a better manager to empower your employees. This workshop will cover real world examples and easy-to-use tools so that you can be a more impactful leader. You will walk away with communication and feedback techniques that work. The workshop is led by Diana Barnes, a skilled manager with experience at Knock Knock Children’s Museum, Sherwin-Williams, and Apple. Registration is required. To register, please call 231-3733 or visit here.

EBRPL Small Business Presents: Building a Basic Website with WordPress

EBRPL Small Business Presents: Building a Basic Website with WordPress
Do you need a website for your small business? EBRPL Small Business presents a beginner-friendly class on building a basic website with WordPress, an online web content management system. Come join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. as we walk through the steps to
build a free website dedicated to your small business or personal brand. For more information, call 231-3750.

New in the Digital Library: Mometrix

You’ve worked hard and are well on your way to your dream career. Only one thing stands in your way…a test. Mometrix can help! Their database includes thousands of study guides, practice tests, and flashcard titles for 1,500 exams making Mometrix the most comprehensive test preparation company in the world. Their Product Development Department works hard to keep the materials aligned with the latest exam standards. Mometrix offers test prep in fields such as business, construction, law, healthcare, and real estate, just to name a few. You can also find test guides for K-12 students and college admissions! Access to this invaluable resource is FREE; all you need is your Library card! Visit here to invest in your future, today!

Accel5: Helping Businesses Stay Productive during Covid-19

Accel5 is a business-focused database that takes the huge amounts of information available in books and webinars and crunches it into quick, easy summaries, so you can learn exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. They’ve also come up with some great resources on how to keep your business afloat during the Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what they have to say about it:

These are some of the videos and books they recommend.

“As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis continues to impact people and organizations, adapting to changing working conditions, coping with new challenges, and managing stress is critically important. Our team at Accel5 has compiled the following resources from top business authors, executives, and educators to help you and your organization stay productive, build new skills, and provide leadership during these challenging times. These items are accessible to all, regardless of subscription status.”

Accel5 is available from the Digital Library anywhere you can get an internet connection.

Grow with Google 2020

Join us at the Main Library on Goodwood for two classes on how to use the power of Google to build your business and jump-start your job search! On Thursday, January 23rd, you can take the following classes:

  • Get Your Business Online, 1PM – With a Business PRofile on Google, your business can stand out for free across Google Search and Maps. Learn about Google’s tools for customer engagement and reaching new customers.
  • Power Your Job Search with Google Tools, 3PM – Discover and keep track of job opportunities on Google Search. In this workshop, you will use collaborative tools of G Suite and Google Search to enhance your job search experience.

Grow with Google @Your Library

Grow with Google is coming to Baton Rouge! On Friday, October 11th, you can attend free workshops at the Scotlandville Branch Library and develop digital skills that will help you grow your business or find a new job. They’re even offering one-on-one coaching with a Googler to help you learn how to maximize your use of programs like G Suite, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and more. Here’s the schedule:

  • 9:30-10:30 For Nonprofits – Discover Digital Resources to Empower Your Community
  • 11:30-12:30 Reach Customers Online with Google
  • 1:30-2:30 Get Your Business Online
  • 3:30-4:30 Power Your Job Search with Google Tools
  • **9:30-4:30 1:1 Coaching Available

Registration is required, and spots are limited. Find more information about the event and register online!

Business Owner Workshop

Join us and parters SCORE, SBA, and more for a free workshop on social media for business! Next Monday, September 16th, you’ll learn the basis of forming a business plan, managing your personal and business credit, managing your cash flow, the foundations of social media, increasing opportunities with merchant services, and start-up financing. Register online!

How to Buy a Business

Do you want to become an entrepreneur but don’t want to start from scratch? Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Tuesday, August 20th, beginning at 6 PM, and learn how to buy a business. Robert Bourgeois, CEO of Sunbelt Business Brokers, will discuss the advantages of buying an existing business, how to choose which business to buy and what kind of financing it takes.

Registration is required. Please call 225-231-3733 or register online here.

Popular Lynda Courses for April

Get started on a free online class from Lynda, available in the Digital Library! With Lynda, you can learn something new anywhere you can get an internet connection. Create a free account with your library card number, and learn everything from how to deal with difficult people to how to advertise your business on social media, and so much more. Here are the most popular courses in East Baton Rouge this month:

  1. Customer Service Foundations
  2. Writing Customer Service Emails
  3. Time Management Fundamentals
  4. Cert Prep: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (100-105)
  5. Maya 2018 Essential Training
  6. Programming Foundations: Fundamentals
  7. Working with Upset Customers
  8. Communication Foundations (2013)
  9. Effective Listening
  10. Windows 10 October 2018 Update Essential Training