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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.

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Meet the business services team

Business Services Manager Leander Croker

Leander Croker

Business Services Manager

Email: lcroker@dconc.gov

Leander A. Croker is the Business Services Manager for Durham County Library, with fourteen years of library experience. Leander knows that access to information can change lives and that librarians play a pivotal role in that exploration.

Pronouns: she/her

Business Services librarian Hannah

Hannah

Hannah, Business Services Librarian, left the world of finance to pursue a passion of helping others, landing on a career in librarianship. She is passionate about creating space where people from all backgrounds can come together and learn new skills. Outside of work, she enjoys DIY crafting, long walks with her dog, and listening to audiobooks.

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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