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.
Meet the business services team
Business Services Manager
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.
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.
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.
Featured online resources
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.
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.