Event Details

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Online via Zoom
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Point of Contact: Sarah Mailloux

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: COVID-19 General Support, Internet/Web Training, Managing a Business

If you’re currently thinking about entrepreneurship for the first time or you’re an established business owner, the BRIC has resources to help support your current needs. Learn how BRIC’s extensive digital resources can help your business start, grow, and thrive! Join a business librarian in this virtual session for an introduction to BRIC’s business databases and services, plus, learn how to book a librarian!

All resources are accessible remotely with your Free Library of Philadelphia library card number and PIN. Don’t have a library card? Get one here: https://catalog.freelibrary.org/MyResearch/register

Attendees will be able to:
– Review research database options
– Learn how to generate sales leads, conduct a competitive analysis, and start demographic research
– Discover free resources, such as sample business plans, online courses, & more

Target Audience:
– Budding Entrepreneurs
– Start-up Small Businesses
– Philadelphia residents

This webinar will be presented by Gillian Robbins. Gillian Robbins has worked as a librarian, program manager, and supervisor in the Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRIC) at the Free Library of Philadelphia in a variety of roles since 2013. She specializes in curating information, providing research services, and coordinating programming, and special events for entrepreneurs. Gillian is currently the Business Services Supervisor and Acting Head of the BRIC. In her role, she received a certificate in Small Business Analysis and Planning from Fox Business School, won a Philadelphia’s Social Innovations Award, and was instrumental in developing a new service model for the BRIC. Gillian received her Masters in Library Science from Clarion University and her BA in Art History and Archaeology from Lycoming College.


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