Are you a self-employed small business owner, gig worker or contractor who is trying to stay up to date on the COVID-19 financial relief programs? Are you pivoting your business and looking for market data to support the viability of a new plan? The Seattle Public Library’s Library to Business team is here to help you find and make sense of the information you need during this critical time, through resources, one-on-one appointments and more.

We have collected some of the most useful information in two COVID-19 resources lists for nonprofits and small businesses. During this crisis, many business owners are re-evaluating their businesses and we are helping people get the data they need to explore new models for existing products or services. Other topics we can help with include:

  • market and industry research about potential customers, competitors and trends
  • how to use our grant-searching databases
  • technical help with application processes and documentation


Schedule an online or phone Business Information Appointment with a librarian, or send your questions to the team by email


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