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Illinois Secure Choice for Small Businesses 

Per State law, employers with 5 or more Illinois employees that have been in business for at least 2 years and that don’t offer a tax-qualified retirement plan are required to register for and facilitate Illinois Secure Choice or adopt their own qualified plan.   Through Illinois Secure Choice, Illinois workers can save for retirement…

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Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative survey

The Mount Prospect Entrepreneurs Initiative (MPEI) is focused on supporting new or prospective small businesses in Mount Prospect by providing access to learning opportunities, professional networking and economic development opportunities. In order to plan for the future of MPEI, the Village of Mount Prospect and the Mount Prospect Public Library are gathering input from the…

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New year, new job?

If finding a new job is on your list of goals for 2023, check out some of these library resources:  Join us on Wednesday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual program, Job Search Essentials for 2023 to find out what you need to know to be prepared for the current job market. Gene…

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Mentoring for small businesses and entrepreneurs

Small businesses and entrepreneurs in Mount Prospect can receive free guidance from an experienced business mentor.  The Mount Prospect Public Library partners with SCORE, a non-profit organization that is supported by the Small Business Administration. SCORE offers free, confidential mentoring by volunteers who have experience in all aspects of business.   Mount Prospect Public Library…

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Minding your money with library resources

There is a lot of economic news to keep track of these days. If you’ve got your mind on your money, the library has some helpful resources to put those economic indicators in perspective.  These databases are freely available from any public computer in the library, or from home with your library card.  Valueline: This investment…

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O'Reilly for Public Libraries

O’Reilly offers new business and technology titles

A new and notable web resource is available for patrons to use at the library or from home with their library card. O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers current and popular titles in the fields of technology and business. Patrons looking to expand their technical and career skills will be particularly interested in checking out this resource.     The…

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Free tech courses available to job seekers

A technical skills upgrade is one effective way to add valuable, attention-grabbing content to an existing resume. LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft are making several technical courses available for free of charge and certifications in selected skills available at a greatly reduced price for many workers.   LinkedIn Learning has identified ten jobs that are in-demand in today’s economy and are positioned…

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Talk to Your Teens About Money

It's the time of year when many of us make decisions about our employee benefits for the coming year--"open enrollment" season. The Office of Financial Education, a part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, offers this sound advice: You can guide your children in finding the financial help they need The financial world of today…

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Need Volunteers for your Business?

HandsOn Suburban Chicago has opportunities for businesses to post openings for volunteer help. This long-standing organization has a portal for employee volunteerism and nonprofit connections. Need to fulfill hours for court-appointed service? Scan hundreds of openings to meet requirements in time. In transition while job searching and want to volunteer in your field of interest?…

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Illinois Tax Rate Finder

Interested in where your sales tax goes when you make a retail or food purchase?  The Illinois Tax Rate Database tracks the breakdown of state, county, and municipal taxes for all cities and towns in Illinois. Additional definitions for what specific taxes mean are in their online glossary.

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