EBR library to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch small businesses

Local News

Ever thought about starting your own business? The East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish Library will be offering a variety of free tools that can turn your idea into something solid.

According to parish librarians, starting one’s own business may soon become the most viable path to achieving the American dream.

It is projected that by 2020 half of all workers will be independent freelancers, responsible for their own fortunes and well-being.

In an effort to engage entrepreneurs across the Capitol city, EBR librarians are joining forces with 11 other public library officials from across the U.S. and Canada.

Athenaeum officials are particularly targeting people of color, women, immigrants and veterans. 

This training is being led by the Urban Libraries Council (ULC).

“The library plays an important role in building businesses and our economy,” said ULC President and CEO Susan Benton.

“This experience will shape current thinking about how libraries can support entrepreneurship and create new opportunities for all community members.”

For established businesses, the EBR library can help you find new customers.

Get in touch and arrange a consultation with a business librarian to see what the library can do for you.

To access these free resources, you will need a library card.

Staff can come out and meet with you and customize what they have to match your unique needs.

To set up a consultation or ask a question email: smallbusiness@ebrpl.com or call 225-231-3750.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.