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Celebrating Library Week with Dublin City Libraries: Open for Business

Open for businessStart Off, Start Up, Start Now, Starting a Business? Start here. Open for Business.

The theme for this year's Library Ireland Week, 17-24 November is Open for Business. The Business Information Centre, Central Library is Open for Business and is committed to supporting business in the community. The Centre, situated on the first floor of the Ilac Shopping Centre, in Dublin City Centre, holds a comprehensive collection of online business resources, ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, profiling statistical and company and financial information. Just ask us for help!

The Business Information Centre will host the following talks and Information Stands to celebrate Library Ireland Week:

  • Patent, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright – Intellectual Property for Your Business presented by David Hyde – Patents Office - Monday 17th November from 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Information and advice available on a Free Digital Marketing Course for those on long term unemployment with the Irish Times Training Unit - Tuesday 18th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Information and advice given by Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed with Information Officer, Joe McDonagh - Thursday 20th November from 2.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Tips on how to Find a Job in 2014 presented by Peter Cosgrove, CPL Recruitment - Wednesday 26th November from 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Where to go for up-to-the-minute Information

Where to go for up-to-the-minute Free, Financial, Business Information?

The Business Information Centre, situated on the first floor in the Ilac Shopping Centre, is where to go. A comprehensive collection of online, business resources, ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, profiling, statistical, company and financial information are held here. Just ask at the desk for help.

Data Ireland has information on more than 80,000 Irish businesses with 100,000 Irish executive contacts available. Very useful if you are searching for a particular industry e.g. banking in Dublin 1.

If you are interested in searching a database with information on over 3 million world wide companies, covering over 60 countries, Kompass Online is where to look.

Vision-net provides access to financial company details, which may otherwise be difficult to obtain. This information is processed by the Company Registration Office and is very useful in relation to following the profit and loss of potential competitors.

Mintel is an excellently sourced database ideal for accessing the Irish Market. All aspects of the economy, particularly the retail, leisure, financial, well being, fashion, food and drink, personal care, technology and travel industries are comprehensively covered. Beware! This information does not come cheaply. Luckily for you clients, the library bears the brunt of any financial pain associated with providing this information. Read more »

Getting Started! Are You Ready?

Getting Started! Free Lectures - Booking Essential

Interested in starting a business? Do you have what it takes? If so read on…Bright idea

The Start Your Own Business Autumn programme (SYOB) will commence on September 11th, and promises to contain 6 great interactive workshops concentrating on what it takes to start and grow a business using the “if you can conceive it, believe it, then you can achieve it” philosophy.

It runs from Thursday, 11th September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm and continues for 6 consecutive Thursdays until 16th October.

The topics covered include An Introduction to Self Employment, Ideas Generation & Market Research, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategy, Financing Your Business and finishes with Writing the Winning Business Plan.   Read more »

Are You Looking for Work in 2014

What do employers want to see in your CV?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever gone for an interview only to find that although you have the required qualifications, the detailing in your CV let you down? Have you ever regurgitated the same CV over and over again without modifying it in any way? Is your CV too short with very little meat in it, or quite the opposite, a CV which is far too long with pages of minutiae within it?

It is hard sometimes to get it right.

If you find that a quick lesson in writing great CVs in needed, then come to the Central Library on Wednesday, 20th August, at 1.30pm where help is to hand. Read more »

Challenge yourself and visit the library!

Job NetworkingOccupation Transformation are hosting an Information and Network session on Thursday, 10th July, 2014 from 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the Business and Reference Centre, Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1. If you are unemployed, looking for new challenges, would like to develop your career potential or team up with new people this is the place to be.

It is free to attend but booking is recommended at (01) 873 3996.

Looking for Work? Free event. Remember this important date for you diary.

Looking for Work

On Thursday 26th June, the Business and Reference Library have invited Trish Callanan to host an interactive workshop at 1.30pm, entitled “Looking for work -  reconnecting yourself with your job search and increase your chances of selection”. Trish is an Executive HR Business Partner & Coach and she has a professional background in both business and human resources. There are still a small number of places available on this workshop. Just contact the staff in the Business and Reference Library at (01) 873 3996 to secure your free place.

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