Entrepreneurship: What’s Really Important

| By Matthew Miskelly | This blog is the second in my four-part series on entrepreneurship. (Actually, that line was supposed to be a joke, but in a few minutes I’ll be halfway there, so who knows?) For my first blog a few months ago, I interviewed two small business owners, Gordie Richard and James … Read more

Become a National Entrepreneurship Week 2019 Library!

We are proud to be working with EveryLibrary to help promote National Entrepreneurship Week 2019, a congressionally-chartered initiative dedicated to showcasing and supporting entrepreneurship throughout the United States. We know libraries are supporting entrepreneurship as a core mission and are increasingly serving as vital members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year, we’re inviting your library to become … Read more

Caribou Public Library Offers Residents a Business Planning Tool

| Originally published on The County | The Caribou Public Library recently subscribed to Gale Small Business Builder, an online business planning tool for individuals who are exploring the idea of entrepreneurship, looking to start a small business, or operating an existing business. “This resource will help small businesses and nonprofits increase their likelihood of … Read more

Morris Library Supports Business Community with One Resource

| Originally published on Morristown Patch | Morris Library cardholders now have access to Gale Small Business Builder, a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit organization. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. … Read more

Tulsa City-County Library Supports Small Business with Gale Small Business Builder

  | Originally posted on tulsalibrary.org | Tulsa City-County Library now offers a new resource to help plan, launch, manage, and grow your small business for the long run. The Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool to help aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced small-business owners bring their dreams to life.    Ideal … Read more

Naperville Public Library Offers Small Business Support

| Originally posted on American Libraries Magazine | Launching a Small Business in Naperville User: Kent Palmer, business librarian, Naperville (Ill.) Public Library Product: Gale Small Business Builder Description: Gale Small Business Builder is a software platform designed to help libraries support business planning for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and other small business ventures. How do you use Gale Small … Read more

The Clearview Library District Supports Small Business Owners with Gale Resources

| Originally published on Windsor Now | The Clearview Library District has added two new free, online resources for aspiring small business owners. The Small Business Resource Center, a free online database, provides information such as how to start a business, write a business plan, craft a marketing campaign and launch a product, according to … Read more

Gale Small Business Builder’s Nonprofit Path is Enhanced

Gale listens to your feedback. As we head into the new year, Gale Small Business Builder‘s nonprofit users will see new tools and features aligned more closely with their needs. Enhancements to ideation, break-even, and planning activities have been updated with the social entrepreneur in mind. Ideation Aspiring founders need frameworks that help them vet their … Read more

Mid-Continent Public Library Offers New Tools for Entrepreneurs

| Originally published by Starland News, sponsored by Mid-Continent Public Library | With more than 30 libraries in the Kansas City region, the Mid-Continent Public Library offers entrepreneurs a wealth of tools beyond books on shelves. From databases to software to an array of events, MCPL provides a trove of information to better build a … Read more

Help Them Build a Better Business

In the U.S., there are 28.8 million small businesses, accounting for 54 percent of all sales reports the Small Business Administration.  Across the country, public libraries are supporting entrepreneurship as a core mission and are increasingly serving as vital members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The public endorses this approach: A 2015 Pew Research Center survey … Read more