Please note: The Worcester Public Library and all locations will be closed Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. In addition the Main Library will be closing at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and the Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will be closed November 22 to 25.

Small Business Resources

The Small Business Center at the Worcester Public Library offers online databases, tutorials, onsite SCORE counseling, and “Ask a Librarian” email research by information professionals to individuals with small business and entrepreneurial pursuits. The Worcester Public Library is a member of WBRA - Worcester Business Resource AllianceThis networking group is comprised of non-profit and government organizations located in or serving the small businesses and entrepreneurs of the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. They provide low- or no-cost services and programs, and funding to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, and succeed.  

Click here to learn more about our series of small business workshops!  All workshops are free for anyone wanting to or just starting their own business. Come to all or attend any that fit your needs.


 Small Business Counseling

A SCORE counselor provides assistance and answer questions for anyone  thinking about or planning to start a business. First Tuesday of each month, 4:30-8:30 p.m.  Banx Room Register online or call 508-799-1655 x3.

For more information and to schedule other times for counseling sessions please refer to the SCORE website and to these Youtube videos to learn how SCORE can help you start your own business!

 


Research Databases Market and Demographics

Starting A Business
BusinessUSA.gov
Massachusetts “Guide to Starting a Small Business"
Gale Small Business Resource Center
Gale Business Collection

Company and Industry Profiles
AtoZ Database
Reference USA

Financing a Small Business
SBA Financial Assistance
Small Business Development Center (Clark)

Legal Questions
IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Massachusetts License Search

Demographics
American FactFinder
Census Business Builder


Free Online Business Courses and Webinars

Useful Tools and Sites

 

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