Posts by Sharon Rothman

Path to Entrepreneurship

Do you have what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? Come to the program on January 5th from 6 – 8 pm designed to introduce you to small business ownership. Learn about the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and what it takes to run your own business. Please pre-register for this program by calling (914) 948-6098 ext. 15 or email: info@wedcbiz.org
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How To Write a Business Plan

Join us on Tuesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. to learn how to write a successful business plan from a specialist. A clear and compelling business plan provides you with a guide for building a successful enterprise focused on achieving your personal and financial goals. It can also help persuade others, including lenders, to invest in your vision. Presented by the Small Business Administration.
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Exercise Your Mind – READ! A new Adult Summer Reading Program

Join us for our new Adult Summer Reading Program, “Exercise Your Mind – READ!” from from July 5 – August 12. We've tailored this program for grownups– no assigned reading, no book reports, no homework, no worries! Register for Exercise Your Mind and read whatever you'd like, whenever you'd like, wherever you'd like. Whether you're headed to the beach, the mountains, or your own backyard, take along a book and snap a “shelfie.”  Share it with us and we'll add it to our in-library display and our Instagram page to enter our raffle drawing for prizes. Engage in fun programs
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Marketing Your Business

Do you know how to effectively market your business? On May 17th, at 1:30 p.m. come and learn how business owners can create strong marketing strategies to keep their market presence strong. Discover marketing basics such as identifying target markets, pricing strategies, promotion, competition and marketing budgets. Program arranged through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Tax Breaks for Your Business

On Tuesday, March 8th at 1:30 p.m. a workshop will be given by the Small Business Administration to benefit existing small business owners, individuals getting started in business and those interested in going into business. It focuses on the fundamentals of federal taxes for small business owners, including entity choice, record keeping, business income and expenses and estimated tax. No registration required. Please join us.
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Success with LinkedIn® Professional Networking Services

Do you want to create a LinkedIn® (professional networking services) account? Do you already have one but need pointers on how to create a better profile? Come to the presentation given by Rose Macom, career counselor on November 4th at 6:30 p.m. This program is suitable for job seekers and business professionals interested in expanding their network. Come and learn how to set up a profile or enhance an existing one. Discover LinkedIn® features and applications and explore how to make connections and network effectively.
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Learn About Online Education Fraud

Come learn what role these for-profit education companies play in creating a potential financial disaster that may burden taxpayers for years to come. Robert MacArthur, author of Online Education Fraud: The Diary of a Short Seller, covers 15 years of corporate fraud in online education. He will discuss how the industry remained largely unregulated for years causing a potential burst of the student loan default bubble. He will be in Room B on our second floor on Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM. No registration needed.
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Home-based Business Seminar

Many well-known corporations started out as home-based businesses – such as Apple, Hershey’s, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. In fact, more than half of all U.S. businesses are based out of an owner's home. Join us on Wednesday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m. to learn more about working out of your house, starting a home-based business and managing your business within the law. Presented by the Small Business Administration.
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Identity Theft

If you or someone you know has ever been a victim of identity theft, you realize how awful it can be. It can consume time and cost money to repair the damage. We're hosting a workshop on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. where you'll learn what identity theft is, how thieves get and use your personal information, how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim. Presented by Chris Dlugozima of GreenPath Debt Solutions.
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Job Search Success Strategies for Today's Workplace

Wednesday, September 10 at 7 PM The world of work has dramatically changed and the approach to managing careers needs to change as well. Do you know some of the most important success strategies needed to help you run a strong job search campaign? Are you aware of what you should be doing (and not doing) to help you enhance your job search results? Join us and gain answers and insights at this workshop.   Presented by Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC.
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Fixing Credit Scores and Effective Home Financing

Want to repair your credit score? Need to know more about home financing? Looking to earn extra income? Learn little known strategies for repairing credit scores and effective home buying and financing. Brett Copeland will demonstrate effective ways to help you make one of the biggest financial decisions. He will also show how to earn sales income in the mortgage industry without a license.    
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Networking Your Way to a Job

Are you applying for jobs online but not getting much response? An overwhelming majority of jobs are found through networking. Attend this workshop on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 pm. Learn how to get started, and how to build, maintain and develop those contacts once they are made. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series, supported by a grant from The Allstate Foundation. 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM  Networking 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  Presentation by Diane, Machado, career coach 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM  Networking
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Successful Interviewing: What You Need to Know

Do YOU really know what it takes to be a successful interviewee? Do you know all the do's and don'ts of interviews? If not, this seminar will teach you what you need to do in order to put your best foot forward towards getting that job. The workshop will guide you on what to wear, how to act, how to answer common questions and ultimately it will prepare you to give an excellent interview that will help you get the job. Please join us on Wednesday, April 23 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Workshop led by Diane Machado, career counselor
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Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until May 20th. No session on April 15. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you’re able. Part of the Allstate Readiness Series, supported by a grant from The
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Join Job Club for Expert Job Seeking Advice

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? The White Plains Library Job Club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Come Join the Job Club

Out of work? Underemployed? Looking to change career paths or just start one? This newly formed job club is for you. Each week professional career counselors will introduce a new topic from interview skills to using social media for a job search. Get support, exchange ideas, ask questions or explore new strategies. Adults are welcome each Tuesday morning, 10:30-Noon, from now until December 10th. While it is recommended and encouraged that you attend the entire series, you are welcome to come when you're able. For further information, contact Librarian Sharon Rothman (914) 422-6979 or SRothman@whiteplainslibrary.org
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Meet Stephanie Evanovich, author of Big Girl Panties

Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m. Interested in a sizzling hot beach book? Come and listen to Stephanie Evanovich speak about her debut novel. Big Girl Panties is a funny, clever, and well-paced read centered on a young widow who learns how to build a new life for herself. The author is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park, former actor, holder of a black belt in tae kwon do, avid sports fan and mother of two sons. Refreshments served. Raffle prizes.   Photo credit: Stephanie Evanovich by Ron Rinaldi
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