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Libraries and Economic Recovery: Supporting Entrepreneurs. An Infopeople Webinar presented by Joan Frye Williams and George Needham November 16, 2011. Photo by Chuck O’Shea. Today’s entrepreneurs. Remember the social entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs ≠ “small b usiness”.

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Libraries and economic recovery supporting entrepreneurs

Libraries and Economic Recovery: Supporting Entrepreneurs

An Infopeople Webinar presented by

Joan Frye Williams and George Needham

November 16, 2011


Libraries and economic recovery supporting entrepreneurs

Photo by Chuck O’Shea


Today s entrepreneurs

Today’s entrepreneurs


Remember the social entrepreneurs

Remember the social entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurs small b usiness

Entrepreneurs ≠ “small business”


Why target this group

Why target this group?


Strengthens the local economy

Strengthens the local economy


Increases the tax base

Increases the tax base


Garners bi partisan political support

Garners bi-partisan political support


Cultivates a growing audience

Cultivates a growing audience


Creates allies and advocates

Creates allies and advocates


Demonstrates return on investment

Demonstrates return on investment


Libraries and entrepreneurs a good match

Libraries and entrepreneurs: a good match


Overcome the stereotype

Overcome the stereotype


Spend time in the community

Spend time in the community


Establish personal contacts

Establish personal contacts


Introduce this community to itself

Introduce this community to itself

Yr Hometown


Ask the right questions

Ask the right questions


Demonstrate local knowledge

Demonstrate local knowledge


Rethink your work spaces

Rethink your work spaces


Build accessible collections

Build accessible collections


Support their use of modern office tools and technologies

Support their use of modern office tools and technologies


Think research not reference

Think “research,” not “reference”


Rebrand around innovation

Rebrand around innovation


Train everyone as a first responder

Train everyone as a first responder


Design for predictable situations

Design for predictable situations


Predictable getting started

Predictable: Getting started


Predictable sizing up the competition

Predictable: Sizing up the competition


Predictable pricing the product

Predictable: Pricing the product


Predictable paying business taxes

Predictable: Paying business taxes


Predictable protecting intellectual property

Predictable: Protecting intellectual property


Predictable communicating with customers

Predictable:Communicating with customers


Focus programs on applied problem solving

Focus programs on applied problem solving

Setting up a home office

Time management tips for solo workers

How to prepare a successful bid

Using Etsy and eBay as distribution channels

Using Facebook and LinkedIn to reach customers

Preparing for licensing and bonding


Partner for maximum effect

Partner for maximum effect


Take credit for your successes

Take credit for your successes


Stay in touch

Stay in touch


And stay in touch with us

And stay in touch with us!

[email protected]


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