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Access to information for entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses
 

The Business Information Center

 LET THE LIBRARY HELP YOU WITH YOUR BUSINESS INFORMATION NEEDS

                                                 

 THE BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTER is located on the second floor of the library. The librarian at the Information Desk on the second floor will be happy to assist you with your information needs.

This resource guide has been designed to help you answer some of the challenging questions that come with starting and running a business. 

Whether you are budding entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, we hope you will find this guide to be an invaluable contribution to your management toolbox.

You can get a free library card from any library in Westchester County where you live, work or attend school.  A library card allows you to place holds on materials, pick them up and return them to any library in Westchester.  Where noted in this guide, certain resources are available to Greenburgh Library card holders only; check with your local library if you can access these resources remotely.

These resources will help you to:

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  • Size up your industry

  • Discover customer demographics

  • Find information about markets

  • Improve your business skills

  • Find referrals to other markets

  • Write a business plan

  • and more

Other Library Services

You can do research online at our 14 computers on the second floor and on the 12 computers in the lab on the first floor. You can sign onto the computers for up to an hour with any library card in Westchester County. Two sign-ons per library card per day are permitted. All computers have free, high speed internet access and Microsoft Office 2010 software. Printing, copying and scanning are available; black & white printing is $.15 per page, color is $.35 per page and scanning via flash drive is $.10 per page. Mobile printing is available via a link on the library website and as an app on mobile devices.  Free wi-fi is available throughout the library.

Providing ongoing development and management of a high-quality, responsive collection of small business, personal finance, jobs and career information, both in-print and electronic. Offering one-on-one instruction to patrons using the electronic services for marketing and demographics, industry/competitive analysis, company profiles, job searching, and online learning. Networking with local business groups and job and career services.  Planning and presenting free programs with guest speakers on a range of topics of interest to businesses, job seekers and others.  Part of the team of librarians supporting all aspects of public service.

 To arrange for free one-on-one assistance with your business information needs, please call Carol at 721-8208.