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Sylvie G. -

Freelance verses Contract Employment - Which It for You?

There is a rise in the U.S. of the independent worker and the decline of the full-time employee. This paradigm shift is making more and more of us into realists when it comes to looking for... More 
Diane L. -
As we approach our 3rd anniversary on June 15, staff at Richland Library's Business and Job Center are celebrating our Success Stories and the privilege of developing and enhancing the growth of the center as a community resource for job seekers, small business owners and workforce partners. The... More 
Lori C. -

Hiring Trends in 2013

Believe it or not, hiring is stable but it might look different than you think. Here are some hiring practices that are trending in 2013. Employers Struggle to Fill Positions... More 
Diane L. -
The 2013 Small Business Learning Series will end this coming Wednesday, April 3, when Business and Job Center Librarians Iris Abney and Diane Luccy present Help for Small Business Owners: What Your Library Can Do for You! During the session, you will learn about Richland Library’s online... More 
Diane L. -

Small Business Development: City of Columbia

Tina N. Herbert, Executive Director of the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities presented at Richland Library on March 27 as part of our 3rd Small Business Learning Series ... More 
Iris A. -
You have a wonderful idea for a business, so now what? Making your dream a reality begins with a solid business plan. Even if you do not need to seek funding, a business plan is important. The most important person to convince of the feasibility of your plan is yourself. It should be a dynamic instrument... More 
Diane L. -

Business Plans 101

Considering small business ownership? If so, you need to have a solid business plan in place, the first step toward business success. The importance of a well-written business plan cannot be... More 
Diane L. -
What do you have in common with Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Meg Whitman and Ingrid Vanderveldt? You may have the potential to start and grow a woman-owned business! Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to the U.S. economy. Did you know that: Women own 10.4 million privately-owned... More 
Diane L. -
An entrepreneur may believe that a great idea is all that is needed to successfully maintain a business. However, many small business owners will tell you that a lucrative business is more than just a great idea. A flourishing business is a complex mix of the right location, appropriate technology, adequate... More 
Diane L. -
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a small business owner? Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. As an alternative to working for someone else, many job seekers today are considering small business ownership. In today's challenging economy, small business start-up requires a tremendous amount of... More 


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