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7 Free Business and Entrepreneur Resources at Your Library

Whether you're just getting a small business started, or taking your business to the next level, your library has a wealth of free resources at the ready to help you succeed.

  1. Bring people together. Cowork and meeting spaces at more than 25 locations, with space for up to 300 participants

  2. Create your masterpiece. Tools and equipment, including audio and video recording studios with equipment and green screens, Media:scape collaborative workstations that allow multiple mobile devices to work together on a large screen monitor, and interactive SMART boards

  3. Uncover something new. Business research and instructional databases, such as Reference USA, Morningstar Investment, Business Insights, Gale collections, and Lynda.com

  4. Acquire special skills. Business workshops spanning from business financing to eCommerce photography

  5. Gain a helping hand. In-person technology instruction covering everything from walk-in tech help to 3D printing

  6. Be in the know. Business Byte e-newsletter to get the latest information on free library resources for small businesses

  7. Recruit your team. Business resource specialist librarians that can help you find information to grow your business. Schedule a free one-to-one appointment at (813) 273-3652.

Connect with Business Resources at the Library


Photo information: Dedicated business resource specialists - located at the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center and Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library, Jimmie B Keel Regional Library, Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, and Bloomingdale Regional Public Library - coordinate classes, organize networking events, and provide one-on-one assistance for entrepreneurs.