Libraries are more than a quiet repository for old books.
They are community centers featuring modern technology and free Wi-Fi. Best of all, libraries are staffed with knowledgeable information specialists who can provide resources and guide you on your way to starting your small business. Entrepreneurs will find their local public library to be a safe and comfortable place to research and collaborate. Here’s why you should be using your Maine library as you launch and grow your company.
If you are considering starting a small- to medium-sized business, you have likely immersed yourself in market research. Who are the people that will be your customer base? What are their needs and habits? The library is still very much a vital part of the town in which you live and where you want to work. Get to know the community, and your small business is likelier to thrive from the beginning.
The library is free! Starting a small business requires more money than you ever thought, right? So take advantage of every single opportunity to save. The public library is such a gift to the American people because you can access all the world’s information from the comfort of your own Maine town. The internet is free. You can find tax forms and resources. There are likely conference rooms or meeting spaces. Talk to your librarian about how to most effectively use the services.
Yes, people are networking at the library. Your Maine library is a boon to small- and medium-sized businesses starting up all over our state. If there isn’t already an event happening at your local branch, create one. Libraries are the original coworking space, where individuals make connections that launch careers, organizations, and synergistic collaborative efforts that help everyone rise.
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