There is only one month left of the Spring 2014 season and the Business Center has had a very productive and busy season. We had a program—for example, in Easton, MD—designed for Eastern Shore librarians on training with the Census and state government resources for business research. We are in the process of turning this into a regular feature of our business research program offerings, but geared to entrepreneurs instead of librarians; so look for an extensive training offering on using the Census and Maryland government resources for business, economic, and demographic research coming this Fall.
We also had a nice turnout for our two part series on business plan research with folks coming all the way from Prince George’s County to attend. We think the format of a two part series was so effective, in fact, that we are planning on making this a regular feature beginning this Fall.
Our program on marketing for writers, presented by the author Cherrie Woods in March, was a pleasure. We were lucky to have had her present. We had a turnout of over 20 authors, in fact! With this in mind, it is our pleasure to present another author on business matters. Brenda Oliver is a consultant and business writer. Her two books are: Creating the Million Dollar Leader: 52 inspirational lessons to Attract the Life You Want, as well as Stand Up and Be Counted Now: Executive and Professional Leadership Development for Women are excellent resources for facts and inspiration. Look for her upcoming program here at Central on September 3, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 in the Poe Room on the 2nd floor. Her program is featured accordingly,
Title: "Attracting the Life You Want"
Description: To succeed in getting everything you want is not easy. As a matter of fact, it can be difficult. Yet, based on your desire, excitement, tenacity, self-directed leadership, and a team of people who accept and support you, you can indeed succeed. What is your definition of success? Is it a new career, the timely vacation of a lifetime or accumulating a significant nest egg? What makes all the difference is the development of a plan to achieve success.
Together, we will examine 10 practical strategies for attracting the life you want, beginning with acknowledging your most valuable asset – YOU and the importance of taking responsibility for your life. By the end of the presentation, participants will understand how they can write a symbolic check for a $1M representing what success means to them and understand what it takes to deposit that check.
About the Author: Brenda is the President of Lane Oliver Consulting, LLC based in Maryland. She is a nationally recognized trainer in Leadership Skills. With more than 20 years of management and consulting experience, she has become instrumental in leading an organization in far exceeding its work performance expectations. Ms. Oliver holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program. Ms. Oliver travels the world sharing her experiences and advice with individuals and organizations about leadership, development, and attracting the life you want.
We hope you all have a great summer! We especially hope you find some opportunities for fun. We’ll see you in the Fall with more great programming for entrepreneurs.
Until then! Take care,
Ray O’Keefe Cruitt, Business Librarian