Small Business Resource Center

Open for Your Business

The Small Business Resource Center is located on the Lower Level of our Main Library and provides the timely and reliable business information you need to start, manage, and grow your business.

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Business Classes

The library has a variety of Small Business classes to help you in everything from Facebook marketing to business planning! Classes will resume in the fall. Check back for a complete listing.

Contact Us

Call 616.988.5400 or contact the Business Librarian for general questions. Request business research assistance with this form.

Books By the Stack for Business

Come check out Small Giants by Bo Burlingham, To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink, and The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, complete with study questions (Burlingham, Pink or Ries) to help you get the most out of your business reading!

Small Business e-Newsletter

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Past Newsletters
Winter 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2017 

Small Business Databases

Jump start your business research with our Small Business Databases.

Foundations and Nonprofits

Small Business Resources

SCORE at the Library

SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs like you succeed in the world of small business. They can help with the development and writing of a business plan, or any aspect of an existing business in need of further development.

A SCORE certified business counselor will be holding business consulting sessions at the library in the lower level near GRPL’s Small Business Resource Center on the first Wednesday afternoon of every month. For further information about SCORE and the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Small Business Resource Center, please call 616-988-5402, ex. 5486 or send an e-mail to