Holiday Marketing for Small Businesses

This Google livestream is aimed at helping small business owners enhance their customer reach and marketing in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Topics include: Google My Business listings, online advertising, and email marketing.

A light lunch will be provided.

Prior to the event, small businesses are encouraged to visit google.com/smallbusiness to create an action plan.

To register, visit https://community.grow.google/s/event/a0r1E00000BpExi

Business and Nonprofit Resources

Business & investment for entrepreneurs and non-profit groups.

 

Take me back to the Research Page

DemographicsNow: Business & People – is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool. Users can produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports. Users can even utilize a unique mapping tool that ‘visualizes’ trends.
EBSCO eBooks Business – A key resource for academic and business school libraries. Total titles: 17,700+ Full-text titles.
EBSCO MasterFILE Complete – Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance. Total titles indexed: 3,400+; Full-text titles: 2,300+.
EBSCO Regional Business News – Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. Total titles indexed: 125; Full-text titles: 100+.
EBSCO Small Business Reference Center – Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. Total Titles Indexed: 400+; Full-text titles: 400+.
EBSCO Business Book Summaries – Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.
Foundation Directory Online Professional – provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their funding activities.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Business related selections from a collection of over 60 Reference eBooks that can be cross-searched, browsed, and viewed on your most tablets, eReaders, or web browsers.
EBSCO Entrepreneurial Studies Source – The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles. Total titles indexed: 140+; Full-text titles: 120+.

Learning Express Library – Practice tests and tutorial courses designed to aid in academic or licensing tests.
Morningstar Investment Research Center – This investment research source is now only available in digital format.
Reference USA – Find businesses by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.
Gale Small Business Builder IconSmall Business Builder – plan and optimize businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing an enterprise.
Value Line – Offers research covering a range of professional needs and offers a depth and breadth of proprietary research you can’t find anywhere else. Value Line streamlines company information and its financial data so you can quickly make an evaluation.

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Measure Your Business Marketing

Join us at the Carnegie Branch!

Have you wondered how digital marketing reports and analytics can give you the insight and key information you need to succeed? Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30-7:3- p.m. and we’ll take you step-by-step through the amazing data generated by the best online marketing tools—and give you tips on how to use them.

Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor. Intended for adults.

This seminar is the second in a three part series. Watch for part 3 Growing Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media on June 28, 2017.

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2lj5ANT

Create the Best Digital Marketing Presence for Your Business

Join us at the Carnegie Branch!

Three-Part Business Marketing Seminar Series: Create the Best Digital Marketing Presence for Your Business

How can your business stand out from the rest? This seminar, held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will give you an overview of all things digital to help your website get found online.

Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor.

Intended for adults.

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2ljlcAP

Jackson Business & Manufacturing in the 1900s As Seen in National Advertising

Join us at the Carnegie Branch!

Rae Pierce will be joining us on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to share the impact of Jackson business and manufacturing at the turn of the 20th century by looking through national publications and archives.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society.

All ages welcome.

Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media

Join us at the Carnegie Branch!

Three-Part Business Marketing Seminar Series: Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media

Not sure where to start with your business email marketing and social media? This seminar, held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will give you a greater understanding of marketing basics and provide guidance for what to write and offer in your campaigns. Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor. Intended for adults. 

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2mY25Qn

MiSBDC Simple Start: Service Business

Join us at the Carnegie Library!

PrintThis workshop will explore some key topics that make service businesses unique including: local demographics; job costing; contractors and employees; and personal selling. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide and sell intangible services. This program is free and presented by Michigan Small Business Development Center. For more information, please call 517-788-4087. Please register online at sbdcmichigan.org

Starting a Business

Join us at the Carnegie Library!

PrintThis workshop will explore some of the key topics that make service businesses unique including; local demographics, job costing, contractors and employees, and personal selling. It is designed to give you the tools you need to explore and analyze the feasibility of your service through a project-based approach to the business planning process. Each participant will leave with a working project plan for timing, and next steps. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to simply start your service business!

Intended for adults; presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

MiSBDC Simple Start: Product Business

Join us at the Carnegie Library!

PrintThis workshop will explore some key topics that make product businesses unique including: intellectual property, inventory, wholesale pricing and e-commerce. Get the tools needed to explore and analyze the feasibility of your product through  a project-based approach to the business planning process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to simply start your product business.

This program is free and presented by Michigan Small Business Development Center.

For more information, please call 517-788-4087.

JDL Opening

JDL is open! We plan to move to Phase II of our reopening schedule Monday, July 6.

We will return to regular JDL service hours for Phase II, but will be closing all locations at 6 PM, and will not open on Sundays. Patrons are allowed into JDL branches and have access to public computers for 45 minutes at a time during Phase II, however Brooklyn, Napoleon, and Hanover will remain closed to the public.

Our Henrietta Branch will flip their Monday and Tuesday hours for Phase II. This means they will close Monday and open from 10 AM – 6 PM on Tuesday for this phase.

We ask that patrons do not browse materials at this time, and continue to use JDL Takeout services.

Patrons will be able to place holds via a phone call or text to your local branch and pick up materials in no contact pick up area. Click the link here to watch a short informational video on how JDL Takeout works.

LIBRARY HOURS BY BRANCH:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
BRO 10-6   10-6 10-6   10-6 10-6 10-3
CAR 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-5
CON  10-6 1-6 10-6   1-6 10-2 
EAS 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-5
GRA 10-6   10-6 10-6 10-6 10-2
HAN 1-6   10-6 1-6  10-2
HEN   10-6   1-6   1-6   10-2
MEI 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-6 9-5
NAP   1-6 1-6   10-6 1-6    
PAR 10-6   1-6   1-6 10-2
SAR 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-3
SPT   10-6   1-6 1-6 10-2
SUM 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-6 10-5

Please note that all branches will be closed on Sundays during Phase 2.

LIBRARY MATERIALS:

If you have questions about your individual account please call 517-788-4087 or email our staff at onlinereg@myjdl.com.

UPDATES:

Library updates will be posted on our website and on our social media pages:

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Our website is always open with e-books, audiobooks, movies, music, children’s resources and many research sources available for download at www.myjdl.com. JDL’s digital library is open at www.myjdl.com/download-and-stream for e-books, audiobooks, movies, music and more. We have children’s resources like BookFlix and TumbleBooks at www.myjdl.com/kids. We have research sources available with your library card including Mango Languages to learn a new language, Ancestry for researching family history, ReferenceUSA for business and consumer data and far more at www.myjdl.com/research.

Below are the JDL Pandemic Re-Opening Plan and the Safety and Preparedness Plan for staff to review as needed. These are both fluid documents and may change from time to time.

JDL Pandemic Re-Opening Plan

JDL Safety and Preparedness Plan

We are sorry for the inconvenience of this closure and appreciate your patience as we work to re-open your libraries. After being closed we have some cleaning to do. Please stay safe and healthy.