Longview Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the new Small Business Hub on the Main floor of the Library. The Small Business Hub is a partnership of small business building organizations in and around Longview to provide all the information and tools you need to start your own small business. The City of Longview, Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, SCORE Vancouver, Lower Columbia College, Cowlitz Economic Development Council, Cowlitz Asset Building Coalition, WorkSource, and Red Canoe have partnered with the Longview Library to provide a starting point for entrepreneurs to find the information, resources, and contacts they need to successfully start or grow a business.
The Small Business Hub print collection emphasizes Start Ups, Finances, and Management and Growth while the dedicated Small Business Research databases help identify competitors, sources of supply, sales prospects, demographics, and industry trends. Our new Small Business Builder database will even help you create printable business and financial plans for your new venture.
The Longview Public Library offers small businesses and entrepreneurs many more resources including seminars from SCORE, WorkSource, and Red Canoe, public internet access computers with Microsoft Office Software, document scanning and copying capability, meeting rooms, projectors and screens for check-out, free wi-fi, and current business journals and periodicals.
Also, did you know that Longview business owners can get a library card for their business? You do not need to live in Longview. You just bring in your Longview Business License and a picture ID. With a Longview Library card, you can access our small business databases outside the library at longviewlibrary.org/databases-business.php.
If you have any questions or would like to get a tour of the space and resources, call Elizabeth Partridge at 360.442.5321.
Or, call the Library for more information, 360.442-5300. Also, you can visit our web page to see all the programs happening at the library, www.longviewlibrary.org