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.
The Library has a variety of Small Business Classes to help you in everything from Facebook marketing to business planning!
Check out our wiki detailing just some of the Small Business Resources we have available online.
Books By the Stack for Business
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:
In this issue you’ll find:
- An interview with local tech entrepreneur Austin Dean of Collective Metrics
- A resource review of bls.gov, the Bureau of Labor Statistics website
- A book review of MJ Gottlieb’s How to Ruin a Business Without Really Trying: What Every Entrepreneur Should Not Do When Running a Business
- A listing of our business classes for the new year
- New books on entrepreneurship and business
SCORE at the Library
Need help with business plan writing? Looking for certified expertise from entrepreneurs ready to help you succeed in your small business? Then look no further than your library and SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business! 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 Thursday morning of every month. Please stop by; appointments are free of charge. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. SCORE and the GRPL SBRC: In Business for your Business!
ONLY ONE SCORE SESSION PER PERSON PER MONTH.