| 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 a news release from the district.
In addition to more than 700 business plan templates, the program also has small business eBooks, journals, and magazines and directories with other sources.
The Gale Small Business Builder, the other resource the library has added, also assists business owners, focusing more on management and long-term success.
Casey Lansinger, the public services manager with the Clearview Library District, said the district wanted to help local entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed. The Small Business Resource Center will leave users with a document at the end of the program to show other investors, including a bank, to show they are prepared to start a business.
Although the district has many other online resources that can help district members with a variety of projects, from returning to the workforce to studying for the ACTs, Lansinger said the [Small Business Resource Center] was a “no-brainer.”
“I think it’s going to be simply amazing, and cover a huge gap we have right now in the town. We have a lot of brilliant minds in Windsor and northern Colorado, but sometimes those people don’t know how to get to the business side of things.”
—Stacy Johnson, director of economic development for the town of Windsor