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With so many parties and professional gatherings, the holiday season is a great time to think about your networking skills. Many of us shy away at the thought of it but as many as 80% of all job and business opportunities are not advertised online; they are discovered through networking! You may be surprised by how many...
Written by Sylvie G. on
No matter where you are in your small business venture a mentor can provide the advice and guidance you need to make important decisions. Every entrepreneur should have a mentor - someone who’s traveled down that path before and can truly contribute to one’s small business success on an ongoing basis. ...
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Women, who succeed in creating encore careers, become accomplished at managing the controls of their career aspirations. With every job along the way, they learn and grow professionally while cultivating a portfolio of transitional skills that is repackaged (rebranded) towards future employment possibilities. ...
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Many women are opting out of the job hunt and into becoming entrepreneurs. Starting your own business can be rewarding and exciting: be your own boss, set your own schedule, and make your own money! But it also requires a great deal of tenacity, time, money, ingenuity, and effort. To be successful, you have to plan and...
Written by Diane L. on
Home-based businesses are on the rise, particularly as the economic recession continues to challenge job seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs. More and more individuals who are unable to find employment are making the decision to open their own home-based business. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the...
Written by Diane L. on
As a woman, have you ever wondered about the benefits of starting a small business? Small business ownership appeals to women for many different reasons: Generating higher income potential Ability to work from home and have a flexible schedule Pursuing a passion Having an idea...
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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...
Written by Diane L. on
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...
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Hiring Trends in 2013

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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...
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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...

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