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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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.

Contact the Business Librarian for a jobseeking consultation or more information.

Business Research Consultation

Call 616.988.5400 or contact the Business Librarian for a consultation. You can request business research assistance with this form.

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  • Current Newsletter: Fall 2022
    In this newsletter, we have two book reviews on the business of the arts and the business of numbers, an interview with Laura Armenta, local artist and entrepreneur, our new book spotlight, and upcoming business research classes with Grand Rapids SCORE! 

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Small Business Databases

Jump start your business research with our Small Business Databases.

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.

Market Research Classes

Market Research Series With GR SCORE
Thursdays, October 6, October 20, November 3, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 pm


Join GR SCORE and the Grand Rapids Public Library for this virtual lunch and learn series.

In three sessions, we’ll explore business research foundations, what useful industry research analysis looks like, and how to find information in three specific subject areas: nonprofits, health, and food service. All classes will be taught by the Business and Career Librarian of the Grand Rapids Public Library

October 6: Business Research Basics
October 20: Industry Research for Small Business
November 3: Business Information for Nonprofits, Health, and Food Service Enterprises