Entrepreneurship Network program (EON)

Because small businesses and start-ups are the backbone of a community, the Buckeye Public Library System is committed to supporting them through our Entrepreneurship Network program (EON).  We are here to inspire, engage and connect those looking to start or grow a business with the tools, trends and resources they will need to help their dream take flight.  Your library is here to support you on this exciting journey so you don’t have to go it alone!  

EON Meet-Ups

Join us Monday evenings virtually for an hour of networking, discussion, support and encouragement for those starting or looking to grow their business.

Mondays @ 6 p.m.

Join Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/376801474

EON Workshop 1

Business Workshop

Sometimes it just takes a little direction to follow your dream!  Thursday night, join us via Zoom to learn how to use the Business Model Canvas through real life business stories from our Business Mentor who has mentored 100’s of small businesses.  Learn what they did, what they learned and how it applies to your business to help you make the best decisions moving forward.

Thursday Sept. 10 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84835902324

Useful LinkLinks & ResourcesLearn about different online resources available to help you start or grow your business.  Find interactive tools, tips, contacts, applications, information and more.

Small Business Administration | www.sba.gov

Access information on business funding programs including COVID-19 Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.  Also access free online classes, business planning tools, local assistance links and more.

Grow Buckeye | www.growbuckeye.com

Learn more about the City of Buckeye Economic Development including:  population, demographics, housing growth, transportation, new businesses coming, education and more.

Entrepreneur Magazine | www.entrepreneur.com

A free online business magazine that helps you keep up with today’s business trends and issues.  Includes great articles, blogs, advice and ideas from business experts.  

photo of fanned bookRecommended BooksVisit https://buckeye.polarislibrary.com/ to search for more business books and place holds.  Use our No-Contact Pickup program to checkout one or more of these inspiring business books.   
Thinker Toys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques by Michael Michalko In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? Start to think like a genius as you learn creative thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways through hints, tricks, tips, tales and puzzles. Through fun and thought-provoking exercises, you’ll learn how to create original ideas that will improve your personal life and your business life.  Many who have checked this book out end up buying it to inspire them to keep thinking innovatively.  
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action  by Simon Sinek Learn how the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY. Also check out his Ted Talk “Start with Way”, already watched by 28 million people and used in our EON business classes.   
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference  by Malcolm Gladwell Learn about the magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.  This widely acclaimed bestseller changes the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.  Learn about the 2nd rider on the night of Paul Revere’s famous ride.  Gladwell explains why one is written in history and the other goes unknown. This story and many others can be applied to modern day business and choices we make.
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