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.

Contact Us

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

Business Classes

The Library has a variety of Small Business Classes to help you in everything from Facebook marketing to business planning!

Resources Online

Check out our wiki detailing just some of the Small Business Resources we have available online.

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 (BurlinghamPink or Ries) to help you get the most out of your business reading!

Small Business Databases

Jump start your business research with our Small Business Databases.

Small Business e-Newsletter

Join our e-mail list to discover new books, entrepreneurship resources, interviews, SBRC classes, book reviews, local events, and much more sent straight to your inbox! Our newsletter is published quarterly, and is available in a print edition in the SBRC as well. You can join our newsletter list by clicking the ‘Sign up Now’ button the module below:

Sign Up for Our Small Business e-Newsletter!

Current Newsletter

Click Here for Spring 2017

In this issue, we review EDGAR, the SEC’s database for the filings of public companies. We’ve also got a great interview with Dave Kitchen of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers apprenticeship program in Coopersville, and we’ll review one of the best personal development books in the library, Deep Work, by Cal Newport.

Past Newsletters

Winter 2017

Spring 2016

Winter 2016

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



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