10 Tools for Doing Business at Your Library

  1. LIBRARIAN CONSULTATION
    Schedule a one-on-one with Terry Miller, Business Librarian, small business owner, and MBA. Discuss whatever business needs you have, from market research to competitor analysis.
  2. BOOKS, IN PRINT & ONLINE
    Find resources you need to write your business plan, which most banks require before you get a loan. Check out the Business Plan Handbook and let it be your guide.
  3. BUSINESS & FUNDING CENTER
    Check out books and DVDs on starting your own business, leadership, career advancement and finding funding, including venture capital.
  4. ONLINE TOOLS
    Use Business Insights: Essentials and Business Decision for trends, company and customer profiles and information on your competitors. Accessible anywhere with your library card.
  5. LEARNING
    Ask us to proctor an exam you have for continuing education or certification.
  6. OFFICE SUPPLIES
    We offer fax, copiers, scanner, and (free) notary services. USB flash sticks are available for purchase at the check-out counter. We can also help you set up an email address or search for a domain name for your website.
  7. PROGRAMS & CLASSES
    We partner with the Washburn Small Business Development Center and area businesses to help you with your business start-up needs. Find upcoming business programs on the right rail of the Business and Investment page.
  8. SPACE TO MEET
    The library is neutral ground where everyone feels comfortable. Reserve a meeting room or individual study room to conduct interviews. A variety of sizes and set-ups are available by calling 580-4495 or visiting tscpl.org/meetings. Catering available. Fees may apply.
  9. INVESTMENT
    Use your library card to access investment information via ValueLine (in library use only) and Morningstar (anywhere), two robust guides to stocks and investments available at tscpl.org/research.
  10. BLOGS
    Subscribe to the business blog at tscpl.org/blog/business.