"Shifting your focus from getting to giving is not only a nice way to live life and conduct business, but a very profitable way as well."
Bob Burg,
The Go Giver Leader 
Elanna Erhardt, MLIS
Business Librarian | | 541.734.3992


In this newsletter, you'll find:

Resilient Reads: The Path to Ownership has Turns

Starting a business always presents challenges, and continuing on through a pandemic and economic uncertainty takes wisdom. Joel Daniels is combining community and research to propel his business toward full operation. Though daily challenges in our current era can obscure positive and clear thought, the wisdom found in community and research can energize us and keep our work moving in positive directions.   
Mr. Daniels has titled his talk, The Path to Ownership Has Turns, and will focus on three authors whose frameworks and ideas have have shaped his path forward during challenging times. You can access e-books and audio e-books through the Libby App with your library card.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

The Go Giver Leader by Bob Burg  

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber  
Resilient Reads is a monthly book discussion group where business owners and entrepreneurs can gather to share inspiration and ideas about how to navigate current and lasting economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each session is started with a talk from a guest speaker, leads into a Q&A session, and ends with a roundtable discussion.  

Come meet your peers in small business, and be inspired with new ways of doing business.

Register Here

Did you miss the last discussions?

"Productivity Vs. Procrastination" 
July Resilient Reads - Recording and Book List
Abigail Schilling, Founder & Sole Proprietor of the Medford Cowork Collective 

Ms. Schilling's discussion focused on the human aspects of keeping up with daily operations while making time to do the deep thought that makes development and innovation possible, and organizing all of this activity into sustainable productivity. If you are curious about how all of this might be possible, listen to the discussion and learn how you can begin making sustainable changes.  

"Regroup, Reimagine, Reinvent: Insights from Past Downturns" 
June Resilient Reads - Recording and Book List
Marta Tarantsey, Regional Development Officer at Business Oregon 

Ms. Tarantsey's talk focused on the insights we've learned from past downturns. The information cycle affects how much information we have about how the economy responds to specific crises. Right now, we know what we learn from the news and social media. In a few years, there will be books and peer-reviewed articles. So this talk focused on the strategies that developed from past recessions.  

Do you have ideas and frameworks for business resilience that you would like to share? Send me a message, and we can talk about how you will lead the next conversation.  

How Business Librarians Support Small Business Communities

Though you may not have heard of a public business librarian before meeting me, there are many of us, and we support local small business communities across the country. Whether working from a public, academic, or special library, we connect business owners and entrepreneurs with information and one another to empower local economies to thrive. There are many ways that I support local business communities through Jackson County Library Services. 

The best way I can describe what I do is to share a few questions that I'm asked most frequently. 
Facebook Live: Business Services @ the Library

You may also wonder what the work of a business librarian looks like on a broader scale, as I connect with chambers of commerce and business support organizations throughout Jackson County.
Article - Diving into Business Tech: Guided Digital Learning with a Southern Oregon Library

Development and Innovation, Virtually

Business programs at the library empower you to learn with a community of like-minded peers. Learn how to engage customers or professionals in your industry through social media, create digital content, begin the journey of grantwriting, and more. If you can't leave your place of business for the lunch hour, no problem. You can join online. Did you miss the program you signed up for? Stay connected with the JCLS YouTube channel where you can catch up on any programs you may have missed. 

Business Programs @ the Virtual Library

Recorded Programs @ JCLS Beyond

Business Resilience Resources in Jackson County

Jackson County Emergency Small Business Grant Program
"Jackson County has $145,000 in grant funds available to assist Small Businesses (less than 25 employees) impacted by COVID-19." 

Permit for Temporary Use of Parking Spaces to Expand Existing Businesses
"In response to the challenges facing local businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Medford wishes to provide flexibility to restaurants and other businesses to operate while complying with the Governor's guidelines for reopening. Click Here for the application."

Medford Cowork Collective - Virtual Main Street
"Online collaboration and coworking for small business owners." 

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon - Success Circle
"Are you looking for new ideas? Could you use help solving business problems? Do you want new marketing strategies? Would you like support from other women entrepreneurs? Do you want to help other women be successful in their businesses? Come to Success Circle!"

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