Business Programs and Services in 2018

Summary of Business Programs

Library to Business

  • We offered free access to market research, business resources, networking events and more for beginning and experienced entrepreneurs.
  • 270 one-on-one meetings with local entrepreneurs in 2018 to help ensure their success – 57 percent were starting a business
  • 1,800 people learned how to start a business at 98 business workshops or events – 88 percent said they intended to apply what they just learned
  • 47 community partners enhanced the Library’s small business program
  • 110 people explored ideas to improve education and entrepreneurship in the fifth Startup Weekend offered at the Library