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Job Hunting Advice: Hiring Yourself For the Job

Chesterfield Township Library offers regular job hunting advice.

This year’s presidential campaign has highlighted one point agreed upon by both major party candidates – that the nation’s small businesses represent the strength of the economy as well as the sector of the economy with the best chance for creating jobs. 

After a long job search without results, sometimes an option for those who are unemployed is to consider starting a business that can be operated from home or otherwise.

The Chesterfield Township Library has books to assist job hunters who may want to consider starting their own business to lift themselves out of the ranks of the unemployed, and possibly place themselves in position to one day provide job opportunities for others. 

Books available in the library to help people with the process of figuring out what type of business they might be able to start and operate include the “Businesses You Can Start Almanac” published by Adams Media, which presents 500 new business ideas as well as details on how the average person can turn a business idea into reality. 

Another informative book is titled “Starting Your Business” by Peter Hingston, which provides new entrepreneurs with strategies concerning market research, creating a business plan, raising financing, finding the right location, and understanding the legal aspects associated with starting a business. 

Other helpful books at the library that deal with creating and running a business include the following:

  • “Starting a Home-Based Business” published by Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
  • “Starting Your Own Business: A Handbook for Entrepreneurial Women” by Marilyn Manning and Patricia Haddock.
  •  “The E-Myth Enterprise: How to Turn a Great Idea into a Thriving Business” by Michael E. Gerber.
  •  “Startups that Work: The 10 Critical Factors that will Make or Break a New Company” by Joel Kurtzman and Glenn Rifkin.
  •  “The Everything Home-Based Business Book: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business” by Jack Savage.
  •  “How to get Financing for Your New Small Business” by Sharon Fullen.
  •  “Successful Freelancing: The Complete Guide to Establishing and Running any Kind of Freelance Business” by Marian Faux. 
  •  “The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as you Start, Build, or Manage a Business” by Martha Stewart.

To find out more about print, online, and other resources available to research job listings, potential careers, and employers, visit the Chesterfield Township Library, call 586-598-4900, or go online at www.chelibrary.org

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Library info

The Chesterfield Township Library is located at 50560 Patricia Avenue off Chesterfield Road in the Gratiot and 23 Mile Road area. The library is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.    

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