Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen 2022

Welcome to the Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen

Let Yourself Shine with the BCC @ Fredricksen!
Fall is a great time to make changes! Looking for a career update, help with your resume, investment advice or small business support? The Business & Career Center @ Fredricksen offers workshops and seminars to help you succeed and meet your goals. Find out how the BCC can open paths to new opportunities!



Upcoming Programs

Small Business Development Series
Introduction to Small Business

bccSetting up your Business
Discuss various forms of structuring your business, separating business money from personal money and keeping records. 
Wednesday, September 7: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTER

Marketing Your Business
Discuss how to determine your target market and ways to network with potential customers.
Wednesday, October 5: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTER

Financing Your Business
Discuss the importance of credit score, determining your cost of startup and some options for financing your business.
Wednesday, November 2: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTER

Small Business Owner Support 
Market Research

Review the importance of understanding your market and outside influences & explore useful database sources as well as how your library can assist you.
Wednesday, September 21: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTERbcc

Economics of Business
Review how price, volume, margin and overhead work & look at the meaning of 'leverage' in your business. Wednesday, October 19: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTER

Hiring & Retaining Employees
Discuss good business practices to help keep good employees who often include multiple generations working together. What are some things we can do to run smoothly and efficiently? Wednesday, November 16: 11 am - 12 pm REGISTER

The following (1 hour) programs are facilitated 
by PA Dept. of Banking and Securities:


Investing 101
Discuss types of investments, technology, diversification, researching before your invest and the “power” of compound interest.
Tuesday: September 27, 12 - 1 pm REGISTER

Investment Account Fundamentals
Many types of investment accounts are available, from general wealth-building to retirement accounts. We’ll discuss annual deposit limits for these accounts, including catch-up amounts for individuals age 50+. Tuesdays: October 11, 6 - 7 pm OR Oct. 25, 12 - 1 pm  REGISTER

Retirement Strategies: Making Your Nest Egg Last
Live your golden years with a financial strategy while protecting your nest egg savings from fraud, and making it last.
Tuesdays: November 1, 6 - 7 pm OR November 15, 12 - 1 pm REGISTER

FREE Career Workshops

Career Guidance Sessions
Resume Review, Career Support, Relevant Resources
30-minute IN-PERSON or Zoom session appointments during these days/times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday--12 pm, 1 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm  REGISTER

Career Exploration Workshop
Identify your skills and interests to find the right career, upgrade through education, training, or change careers—no matter your current employment situation. IN-PERSON or Zoom session!
Tuesdays, 10:30 am OR 4:30 pm REGISTER

Resume Writing Workshop

Learn the best style and techniques that highlight your skill set and experience to potential employers—along with an explanation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to format your best resume. A copy of your resume will jumpstart the process. Register now for an IN-PERSON or Zoom session! Thursdays, 10:30 am OR 4:30 pm REGISTER

Get That Job! Workshop
Portray your best self to potential employers through an updated resume, concise cover letter & targeted interview, with helpful tips and resources. IN-PERSON or Zoom session!  Fridays, 10:30 am  - REGISTER

MOCKMock Interview Sessions
Meet with an HR professional for a 30-minute one-on-one appointment to improve your interview skills and gain confidence. Interview candidate will be asked to provide the industry/profession prior to the interview date. 
VIRTUAL Appointments -- 2nd Thursdays, 2 pm OR 3 pm - REGISTER

Ace That Interview!
An HR professional will cover common questions to prepare for interviews along with best tips and practices that will enhance your interview experience!
November 10, 12 - 1 pm REGISTER

Computer Software Workshops 
Fredricksen BCC Specialists will be conducting interactive workshops in the BCC Classroom. Use our laptops (or bring your own) and improve your skills! Beginner skills will be covered.  

Computer Basics
Improve your basic computer skills. Wednesday, October 12  - 10:30 am - 12 pm REGISTER
Friday, October 28 - 10:30 am - 12 pm REGISTER

bccDevice Advice
Bring your personal tablet, laptop, smartphone or e-reader to the library for some one-on-one tech help.
Thursday, November 18 - 10 am - 12 pm REGISTER

Word Basics
Learn beginner level or update your older-version document skills by creating and editing in MS Office 2019. 
Tuesday, Nov 1 - 2 pm - 3 pm - REGISTER

Excel Q & A Session
Troubleshoot your Excel questions with Fredricksen Library assistance
Monday, September 19, 6 pm - 7 pm - REGISTER

Excel Basics
Learn beginner level or update your older-version spreadsheet skills by creating and editing in Microsoft Excel 2019. Tuesday, October 4, 6 pm - 7 pm - REGISTER

PowerPoint Basics
Learn how to create a great presentation! Monday, November 14, 6 pm - 7 pm REGISTER

Cloud Storage Basics
Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, Dropbox, and many other platforms boast the advantages of storing your documents and photos remotely to free up space on your devices. Learn about  advantages and drawbacks of “the cloud”. 
Tuesdays, October 18 OR November 15 -  2 pm - 3 pm REGISTER


Google Suite Overview
Explore the Google Suite platform with a brief overview of productivity and document creation software. Bring your own laptop for this workshop and create (or use) your own Google account for learning about this versatile (and free) platform.
Tuesday, Nov 8 - 2 pm – 3 pm REGISTER


Promoting Yourself: Creating and Updating a LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the premier professional networking platform for career and business. Join us to learn how to set up a new profile or update your existing profile to experience the best professional results for your next career move or growing a business. 
Tuesday, November 29, 2 pm - 3 pm - REGISTER     

Register for a Monday evening Career Guidance Session to discuss any of the following:

"Personal and Professional Best" Series
Managing Stress during Times of Change -
Enhance your personal and professional growth
Setting Goals Workshop - Stay on your upward path
Managing Time Workshop - Streamline your daily tasks, priorities and schedule.

PA State Employment Website Overview -
Target your application process
Crafting the Cover Letter - Press that "submit" button with confidence!


Home-Based Business Roundtable w/ SCORE
Facilitated by SCORE, via Zoom, join other small business owners to network and share ideas to fine-tune best practices that support success. Register online for the sessions and times below.
2nd Tuesdays of each month from 12 pm – 1:30 pm - REGISTER
4th Tuesdays of each month from 6 pm – 7:30 pm - REGISTER

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. For more information about the organization, please visit their website at


Thank you to Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg

for their story on our Business & Career Center! 

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October 11, 2022