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Business services

Our business services department offers workforce and business information services, programs, and resources.

Thinking of starting your own business? We’re here to support you throughout the entire entrepreneurship process, from ideation to implementation. The Incubator at Main Library offers a dedicated co-working space to budding entrepreneurs.

The goals of business services are to promote workforce development and cultivate a thriving business community of learners. We serve as a partner with city, county, and private agencies to support Durham’s local business endeavors.

Upcoming events

Business Advice with Latasha Best-Gaddy

Tuesday, October 04, 2022 • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library (Study Room #4304)

LaTasha Best-Gaddy, founder of Infinity Bridges, Inc., will be available for drop-in business consulting at Main Library starting August 23, and continuing every Tuesday from 10a-3p through September. ...

Business Advice with Latasha Best-Gaddy

Thursday, October 06, 2022 • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library (Study Room #4304)

LaTasha Best-Gaddy, founder of Infinity Bridges, Inc., will be available for drop-in business consulting at Main Library starting August 23, and continuing every Tuesday from 10a-3p through September. ...

Business Advice with Latasha Best-Gaddy

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library (Study Room #4304)

LaTasha Best-Gaddy, founder of Infinity Bridges, Inc., will be available for drop-in business consulting at Main Library starting August 23, and continuing every Tuesday from 10a-3p through September. ...

Business Advice with Latasha Best-Gaddy

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library (Study Room #4304)

LaTasha Best-Gaddy, founder of Infinity Bridges, Inc., will be available for drop-in business consulting at Main Library starting August 23, and continuing every Tuesday from 10a-3p through September. ...

Business Advice with Latasha Best-Gaddy

Thursday, October 27, 2022 • 10:00am - 2:00pm

Main Library (Study Room #4304)

LaTasha Best-Gaddy, founder of Infinity Bridges, Inc., will be available for drop-in business consulting at Main Library starting August 23, and continuing every Tuesday from 10a-3p through September. ...

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Meet the business services team

Jana

Jana is a Senior Library Assistant in the Business Services Unit. After completing her master’s degree in public policy, she started her career in local government as a policy and legislative analyst, moved to consulting on economic and workforce development, then transitioned into a small business owner many times over. Jana has a passion for arcane data and maps (oh the maps!), and excels at helping people navigate forms and processes so they can get to work. When she’s not at the library, she is chasing around kids and animals, and in a constant, unfulfilled quest for a nap.

Pronouns: she/her

Featured online resources

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Entrepreneurs and business students can find helpful information for any point in the life cycle of a business.

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Step-by-step online planning tools for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit. You can create a personal account, enter information about your business idea, and receive customized information to help launch your business. Save all of your information in one place and make modifications to your business plan as it grows and changes.

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