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Small Business

If you are starting a business or want to learn more about how to operate a business, the Library has free resources to help you.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

State of Ohio Assistance

The Ohio Development Services Agency offers several assistance programs, including "The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program" and "Publicly Funded Daycares." Visit the Office of Small Business Relief website, opens a new window or call 1-833-249-6446

Federal Assistance

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, the Federal Government has enacted several loan/grant programs for small businesses, primarily through the Small Business Administration (SBA), opens a new window.

Local Assistance

Several local organizations are offering help:

Related Online Resources

Business Resources

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LinkedIn Learning

Library of video tutorials for learners in software, technology, creative, and business. Was renamed from Lynda.com on 5/3/21.

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