Do I need Facebook Business Manager?

Are you a business or nonprofit on social media? If you have been on social media a while, chances are that management of your multiple accounts has become more and more of a challenge. This is very true for the Pima County Public Library. We have been on social media for over 10 years. We have […]

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Logo Design, Healthcare, & Cash Flow: Timely Free Webinars from SCORE

We're sharing the good news of three super-timely free small business webinars this month from our partners at SCORE. Text was shared from an email. Planning for Taxes, Healthcare, and Payroll in a Period of Uncertainty Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 10 a.m.  With a new landscape in Washington, D.C., many people are wondering what […]

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New Citizens, at Your Library

Today our Eckstrom-Columbus Library welcomed new citizens from Chile, China, the Philippines, Tanzania, Mauritania, Ukraine, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For information on how you can become a United States citizen, drop in at one of these Immigration Questions Answered in Person events. The first one will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 between 4:00 and 6:00 […]

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Pokémania 101

Or, a Guide for the Perplexed. In 10 days the Pokémon GO game, one of the first to take place in real space, has gone from rumors to ubiquity. It's been breathtaking to see how quickly the game has captured the attention of young and old alike. It's easy to make fun of something so […]

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Another Look at Start With Why

If you haven't watched it in a while, take some time to watch the TED Talk by Simon Sinek based on his book: How great leaders inspire action. Hopefully it will inspire you to read or listen to the book. Book Start With Why Audiobook download Start With Why You may also want to try […]

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The Truth About Leadership

In our library leadership cohort, we had our first session with the fabulous facilitators. One of the things we did was take time to look at some library books about leadership and share summaries with the group. I chose The Truth About Leadership and spent time reading it and taking notes. (I fully intend to […]

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Building Referrals with Social Media

You can spread the word about your business through word of mouth, traditional marketing, crowdfunding, and social media. Another longstanding method is to create a referral network of other businesses who serve the same customer segments. Referrals can save time and money, and help keep capital local. And finally, these relationships can be a valuable […]

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Strategic Partnerships

What is a strategic partnership? It's a long-term relationship where two separate businesses (who don't compete with each other) cooperate and make each other stronger. Why a strategic partnership? They not only help your business become more competitive, they can also help the local economy get stronger. Local First Arizona recently found that every dollar spent locally generates four more dollars in revenue. A […]

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The Benefits of Thanks

It is the season of thanks, gratitude, and appreciation. All are wonderful sentiments that many of us struggle with conveying appropriately at times, but at this time of year they loom large in our awareness. Gratitude has often been lauded as a cure for all that ails us. According to Greater Good out of Berkeley, there […]

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