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! 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 our Books By the Stacks for Business to help you get the most out of your business reading!  There are discussion questions composed for each book.

Small Business e-Newsletter

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Current Newsletter

  • Winter 2021

    In this edition, we’ve got a profile of Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids Achieve program Richard Pranger, a combined review of two amazing books that can help you live and learn effectively in the modern world, and of course our new book spotlight.

Past Newsletters

Small Business Resources

Remote Resume Review

Need help with your resume?

The Grand Rapids Public Library is here to help you put your best foot forward with Remote Resume Review. This service is available to the City of Grand Rapids patrons and the residents of Kent County.

Small Business Databases

Jump start your business research with our Small Business Databases.

Foundations and Nonprofits

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 evening 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