Top of page

Category: Business

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

New Venture for the New Year

Posted by: Donna Scanlon

Ever thought about starting your own business or maybe doing something out of your home? This seems to be a topic on the minds of many people recently. The number of questions about starting a business that have been received through our Ask a Librarian service has increased, and there have also been other blog …

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

Macy’s and the parade

Posted by: Donna Scanlon

Yesterday I watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from beginning to end for the very first time. I’ve always caught parts of it, but when I lived in California it just started too early for me. There were bits of trivia about the parade provided throughout the broadcast that piqued my curiosity so I went …

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

Black Friday

Posted by: Donna Scanlon

No, not the financial crisis of 1869*, but what is considered by many to be the biggest shopping day of the holiday season! The day after Thanksgiving, often referred to as “Black Friday,” is a day that many retailers kick off their holiday sale season. One myth is that this day is when retailers begin …

Silver stylized owl with radiant circles around its head, surrounded by a gold frame

We’ve got your number!

Posted by: Donna Scanlon

We regularly receive requests for federal statistics and knowing where to look can often be a daunting task! With so many agencies producing numbers you might ask: Where do I begin? Can I get them over a period of time? Whether it is population numbers for Livermore, CA for a business plan, or employment numbers …