Business, Career & Education

Fuller Economic Development Center

Welcome to the Longview Public Library Fuller Economic Development Center (FEDC) where we support employment, education, and small business success. The FEDC is located on the main floor of the Library, the alcove beside the main door staircase where we have a variety of resources to meet your needs.

Small Business Resources

SCORE Small Business Workshops

SCORE is hosting in-person and virtual workshops for small business owners. In-person workshops take place here at the Library. For more information and to register, visit SCORE Vancouver.

Understanding Business Financials
Saturday, May 27
10 to 11:30 am

This free SCORE seminar offers a layman's basic guide to business financial statements and ratios. Learn how they can be used to plan/manage a small business and how your business "measures up" against norms.

2023 SCORE Workshop Schedule

SCORE Business Workshops

Longview Business Owner Library Cards

If you are a Longview business owner or property owner but aren't a resident of Longview or the Cowlitz County Partial-County Rural Library District, you can get a Longview Library card at no additional cost.

  • Property owners will need to show proof that they own property in Longview, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short application to get a card issued in their name.
  • Business owners will need to show their current Longview business license, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short application to get a card issued in the name of the business.

More Small Business Resources

  • Legal guides for small businesses.
  • Books about entrepreneurship, bookkeeping, business planning, and other small business topics.
  • Periodical resources including:
    • Barrons
    • Business Week
    • Entrepreneur
    • Fast Company
    • Forbes
    • Fortune
    • Harvard Business Review
    • Home Business
    • Portland Business Journal
    • Seattle Business
    • Wall Street Journal
  • Premium online resources for cardholders including:
    • Data Axle Reference Solutions: formerly Reference USA, an online directory of over 14 million U.S. businesses that can be sorted by geography, size, and type of business
    • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship: Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
    • LinkedIn Learning: offers over 16,000 courses to help you learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Education & Employment

  • Students: testing guides, scholarship guides, and navigating college life.
  • Jobseekers: resumes, cover letters, interviews, career decisions, etc.
  • Workers: workplace issues, flexible work, remote work, the gig economy, and other issues in the rapidly evolving world of work.
  • Online resources for cardholders:
    • LinkedIn Learning: offers over 16,000 courses to help you learn business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.
    • Vocations and Careers OneFile
      Research a vocation, find an appropriate institution of learning, and get assistance on job searches and maintaining a career.
    • JobNow from Brainfuse: A wide range of services for your career needs: whether you're tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, developing additional skills, or adjusting to a new career. JobNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools. Access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching.

Resources

Explore regional resources for businesses.

Finance Department

City of Longview Business License Information
Finance Department
City Hall
1525 Broadway Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

Phone: 360-442-5040

Questions

Call 360-442-5321 or submit your question with the Ask a Librarian Form.