Small Business Resources
The Small Business Center at the Worcester Public Library offers online databases, tutorials, onsite SCORE counseling, and “Ask a Librarian” email research by information professionals to individuals with small business and entrepreneurial pursuits. The Worcester Public Library is a member of WBRA - Worcester Business Resource Alliance. This networking group is comprised of non-profit and government organizations located in or serving the small businesses and entrepreneurs of the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. They provide low- or no-cost services and programs, and funding to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, and succeed.
Click here to learn more about our series of small business workshops! All workshops are free for anyone wanting to or just starting their own business. Come to all or attend any that fit your needs.
Small Business Counseling
A SCORE counselor provides assistance and answer questions for anyone thinking about or planning to start a business. First Tuesday of each month, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Third Floor Study Room Register online or call 508-799-1655 x3.
Research Databases Market and Demographics
Lynda.com - online video tutorials and training Business Software and Skill Building Online Courses. To access Lynda.com, please go to the second floor of the Worcester Public Library, main branch, and ask for the Lynda Computer.
Free Online Business Courses and Webinars
- Coursera: business school courses and more
- Edx: sciences, technologies and medicine
- SBA: Learning Center
- Udacity: computer Science, programming and math eg. How to build a startup
Useful Tools and Sites
- Book Catalog
- Borrow an e-reader
- Business and Leadership Books
- Worcester Small Business Pinterest Board