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Small Business Seminars

The Glen Ellyn Public Library offers a series of quarterly small business seminars designed to address the needs of the Glen Ellyn business community.
Small Business Seminars

The ABCs of Cash Flow
Wednesday, October 18 | 7:30–9 am

Want to increase your business’s cash flow and learn to predict it better? Hear how to make your business more successful and more profitable from Kathy Wagner, founder of RETAILMavens. Learn simple, actionable, and thought-provoking steps for immediate real-world application. Free tickets are required for this event.

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Please take a few minutes to fill out our Small Business Needs Assessment Survey.

Resources at the Library

Glen Ellyn Public Library Business Library Card: Browse the library catalog for books (and ebooks and audiobooks) and access great online resources from your home or office, including business newspapers and magazines.

Shakespeare Room: Perfect for small business meetings or conferences. Comes equipped with a smart TV and laptop hookup. Reserve in advance by calling the 2nd Floor Information Desk at 630-790-6630.

Digital Media Lab: The Digital Media Lab makes an excellent recording studio, with high-quality speakers and wall panel sound diffusers. Edit your audio and video recordings with a host of professional editing software, including Adobe CS6 and Final Cut Pro. There’s even a mini-lighting studio you can set up to take quality pictures of your products.

Ian Lashbrook
Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian & Business LiaisonIan is a tremendous resource for small businesses. Besides being a skilled librarian, his background includes experience in everything from crafting press releases, to running social media campaigns, to providing technology and software consulting.

He can instruct a group on the physical and online resources available to business owners or provide one-on-one instruction, whether at the library or at your business. If you have a technology question or if you would like to learn how your business can better utilize the resources provided by the library, contact Ian by email at or by phone at 630-790-6750.

Previous Small Business Series Documents

Accounting with QuickBooks

Elliot Hershik, registered CPA and General Manager for Supporting Strategies, discusses basic double-entry accounting concepts, including the five types of accounts and how they work together to form an accounting system. Learn how to record transactions in QuickBooks and analyze financial statements for reporting purposes. This Small Business Seminar is offered in partnership with SCORE.


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My Business on the Internet

Can customers find your business on Google? Have you considered using social media to promote your business? Is your business listing complete and up-to-date? Explore a variety of useful tools that will make it easier for you to reach your customers, and for them to reach you.


PowerPoint Presentation
The Small Business Guide to Google My Business
13 Super-Easy Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO

Inter-Office Communication and Technology

Does your business occasionally suffer from poor communication? Do you wish there were programs or software that could help you run your business more efficiently? Learn about Google Apps, Office 365, and some other useful technologies that could provide your business a helping hand.


PowerPoint Presentation
Office 365 vs G Suite Article