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Small Business Center

DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY BUILDS BUSINESS

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. Keep up with SBC happenings by subscribing to our monthly newsletter here: dcolsmallbiz.substack.com

If you would like to host a workshop and contribute to a thriving business community of learners, submit a request here: https://durhamcountylibrary.org/co-sponsor-a-program/

Upcoming events

SCORE: Intro to Recordkeeping

Saturday, May 25, 2024 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Main Library (Conference Room #3214)

YOU MUST REGISTER VIA THE LINK AT https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a10Vt000000ff5d...

Ages: Intergenerational

Adult Study Hall

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 • 10:00am - 11:30am

Main Library (Conference Room #3214)

Adult study hall” is a free biweekly opportunity to get stuff done with peers support from an executive function coach at the library. It promotes accountability, productivity, and focus in a low-key and supportive setting....

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

Registration required

Entrepreneur's Workshop

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

North Regional Library (North Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with several experienced entreprenuers and business owners. We will talk about everything from starting a business, social media and more. Headshots and networking buttons will be available upon reuqest from...

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

Fair Chance Employment Fair

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 • 11:00am - 3:00pm

Main Library (Main Library - Auditorium - Upper Corridor 2nd Floor)

This event will serve as a gateway for you to explore employment opportunities, training programs and resources that can further enhance your employability and help you progress in your career desires.

Ages: Adult

Legal Aid NC Expunction Workshop & Information Station

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Main Library (Computer Lab)

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

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Meet the business services team

Ciera

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.

Pronouns: she/her

Jacinta

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

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.

Pronouns: she/her

Nadia

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.