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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

Understanding Fake News
Wednesday, March 21 | 7:30-9 am

Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People get constantly bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what’s real and what’s fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program. Free tickets required for this event.

Help the Glen Ellyn Public Library Better Serve You!

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.

Elizabeth Clower
Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

Elizabeth Clower, Instruction Librarian and Business LiaisonBesides being a skilled librarian, Elizabeth has experience working with multiple community entities, including nonprofits, private and public organizations, and governmental entities. Creating working partnerships is her specialty.

She 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 would like to learn how your business can better utilize the resources provided by the library, contact Elizabeth at or 630-790-6750.

Previous Small Business Series

The M Generation

For the first time in history, organizations employ members of up to five different generations. Learn about the millennial generation, employee characteristics, and how to navigate generational gaps for a more productive work environment.

The ABCs of Cash Flow

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 Cathy Wagner, founder of RETAILMavens. Learn simple, actionable, and thought-provoking steps for immediate real-world application.

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