Naperville Public Library Blog

April 14, 2015 - 15:27 — KentPalmer

April is Financial Literacy Month. Unfortunately, studies show how poorly-informed Americans are when it comes to managing their money. 

March 23, 2015 - 01:49 — KentPalmer

MiniLuxe, a company currently operating eight nail salons in the Boston area and preparing for a national rollout, decided back in 2007 to do for manicures and pedicures what Starbucks had done for

March 6, 2015 - 21:18 — KentPalmer

While checking several helpful business startup websites I recently took stock of what advice is given for new startup entrepreneurs.

February 9, 2015 - 12:28 — KentPalmer

It seems that large data breaches are becoming almost an everyday occurrence. In fact, the data suggests more than two a day!

January 19, 2015 - 10:36 — KentPalmer

Various forms of social media have created a powerful and popular mechanism for helping small businesses drive consumer buying behavior.

December 21, 2014 - 19:54 — KentPalmer

Several months ago, I was introduced to a man who was conducting his job search at the library. As it turns out, he is the brother of one of the library staff members.

December 9, 2014 - 19:18 — KentPalmer

Some people look forward to and enjoy the annual ritual of holiday shopping.

December 4, 2014 - 16:53 — KentPalmer

One of the fringe benefits of NaperLaunch (Naperville Public Library's Business Startup Center) for me personally has been the opportunity to learn of the many resources that are available to suppo

November 17, 2014 - 01:00 — KentPalmer

Developing a business network has certainly changed from the days of making cold calls and sending out blanket mailings.

October 13, 2014 - 16:58 — KentPalmer

Every 3 years, the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances reports results from interviews of thousands of American families about income, debts, savings and investments.