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Small Business Center


Read how libraries are making an impact here: One Small Business at a Time

Hello from the 4th floor! Our Small Business Center offers free workforce development and business information services, programs, and resources to the Triangle. Join us in our dedicated co-working space for budding entrepreneurs. Submit a request to use the Small Business SmOffice. Learn how to use Canva. Get your resume reviewed. Network with other entrepreneurs and discover something new.

We serve as a partner with city, county, and private agencies to support Durham’s local business endeavors. If you would like to host a workshop and contribute to a thriving business community of learners, submit a request here:

Upcoming events

Small Biz for Kidz Storytime!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 10:30am - 11:30am

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join local author (and master of marketing and branding) Annie Franceschi as she reads from her new children's book, Small Biz for Kids! It's a fun, rhyming story perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and early readers. Small Biz...

Ages: Elementary School, Pre-School, Toddler

Registration required

Small Business Center: Ask Us!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4311)

Need some assistance figuring out a path to entrepreneurship? Interested in finding out more about our online business resources? Need some help navigating databases? Get some assistance from staff of the Library's Small Business Center. ...

Ages: Adult, Intergenerational

DEAR Drop In: Durham Expunction and Restoration Program

Friday, April 26, 2024 • 10:00am - 1:00pm

Main Library

Legal Aid's DEAR program works with Durham residents to get things off their criminal records and helps them secure housing, employment, and other services. Get empowered to help yourself and learn to navigate the legal system with guidance from...

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Senior Citizen

What is Architecture?

Saturday, April 27, 2024 • 10:00am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Main Children's Programming Room)

The 'What Is Architecture?' children's book serves as a tool to increase awareness about architecture, while encouraging kids to think critically about the conditions in their cities and neighborhoods. ‘What is Architecture’...

Ages: Elementary School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

Registration required

SCORE: Intro to Recordkeeping

Saturday, April 27, 2024 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4347)


Ages: Intergenerational

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Meet the business services team


Ciera is the Business Services Manager. After traveling around the world, Ciera’s love for literacy and creativity pulled her back to Bull City. She has a passion for creating and fostering community partnerships; because when you include your community you offer opportunities to create services that benefit everyone.

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Jacinta, a dedicated Business Services Assistant, brings over two decades of expertise in business development, marketing, and sales to the table. Her driving force is aiding small businesses in realizing their ambitions. She thrives on guiding entrepreneurs through growth stages, introducing efficient strategies to alleviate stress and propel them towards their objectives. Jacinta firmly believes in the library as a hub for nurturing creativity, forging connections, and fostering collaborative endeavors.


Jana is a Senior Library Assistant in the Business Services Unit and has a background in public policy, economic and workforce development, and as a small business owner.

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Nadia, Part-time Business Services Assistant, specializes in tactical process improvements, resume guidance, content management, and organic search engine optimization. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Georgia State University (Fight Panthers!) and has a background in tourism, digital marketing, and information management. Her previous work in economic development focused on small business, community engagement, and placemaking. Currently, Nadia is enrolled as a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science with an interest in consumer health informatics and information access.