When: Wednesday, Feb 01 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Location: MTCC 206E

Days: Wednesday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Entrepreneurship, Partnerships, and Programming.


The public library is one of the first places that an entrepreneur will visit to find information about starting a business. What does your library have to offer? Learn how your library system can better support entrepreneurs and foster community economic development.

This session will cover: an introduction to entrepreneurs and their information needs; successful library program ideas for entrepreneurs; building community partnerships with entrepreneur-focused organizations; and examples of outreach to the entrepreneur community. Leave with a toolbox ready to make a big business of small business in your library!

– Understand the nature and information needs of entrepreneurs
– Have solid ideas for library programs and services for entrepreneurs
– Have tools for identifying and building successful community partnerships with entrepreneur-focused organizations