“We’re starting a van conversion business. It’s amazing the capabilities Mark Pond has at the library. He shows how anyone can use big data and the library’s resources to their advantage in creating a business plan. Now we have our first client.” – Matt Mitchell, Entrepreneur
START OR GROW A BUSINESS
If you want to start a business, StartUp Spokane + Spokane Public Library are the one-stop-shop to get connected with all things entrepreneurial around the Spokane region. Spokane Public Library has one of the best business reference collections of any public library in the nation. Get the info you need to launch or grow your business: demographics, industry trends, market research, and more.
Spokane residents can access real-time financial news, analytics, communications, charts, liquidity and functionalities that you need to put financial and market research knowledge into action. Fun fact: We’re only the second public library in the country to offer this service.
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday – Sunday
Give your business or start-up the cutting edge with free business development support from Spokane Public Library. Mark Pond, Business Librarian, is the RUSA Business Librarian of the Year for 2021, and he can help make your business a success.
The Business Lab at Spokane Public Library should be your first step when starting a new business. Hear from local entrepreneurs on how the Business Lab has helped them launch their successful ventures.
The Spokane Public Library and sp3nw, WSU Health Sciences Spokane’s early-stage life science business incubator, are pleased to announce that sp3nw will host the Spokane Public Library’s Bloomberg
There is a plethora of information – true or not – at our fingertips. The best way to stay informed is to fact check and remain impartial
Search this database to create sales leads, mailing lists, market research, background searches, and more.
Full-text journals for business, including marketing, management, accounting, and economics, as well as detailed information on public and private companies.
A searchable online directory of foundations and the grants they provided to nonprofit organizations. Note: Only available from computers in Shadle Park Library.
Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports.
Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 6,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.
Detailed market and industry research reports for the U.S.
Legal GPS is a gamified platform that helps new and existing businesses “do legal” without having to hire a lawyer.
Find job search and workplace skills improvement; reading, writing, math, and basic science skill building; career certification and license exam prep; high school equivalency, college, and grad school entrance test prep.
Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started for free with your library card.
LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Just fill in the answers presented and LivePlan does the heavy lifting for you.
Investment information on companies, funds, and markets, along with newsletters, articles, and other educational information fund.
Pronunciator includes on-demand, self-paced language learning in over 80 languages.
Research and analyze companies, deals, funds, investors and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle.
Access to financial benchmarking figures including standards for balance sheet and income statement line items, as well as numerous industry average ratios.
Statistics and market reports on over 80,000 topics arranged by business market sector. Note: Only available from computers in the library.
Official Washington State and federal business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms.