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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

StoryWalk® at Beaver Marsh Preserve

Friday, July 19, 2024 • All day

The Small Business Center, STEAM Team and Children's Department at Main Library is delighted to partner with Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association on this StoryWalk®. We hope you will enjoy a walk through the...

Ages: Adult, Baby, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

StoryWalk® at Beaver Marsh Preserve

Saturday, July 20, 2024 • All day

The Small Business Center, STEAM Team and Children's Department at Main Library is delighted to partner with Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association on this StoryWalk®. We hope you will enjoy a walk through the...

Ages: Adult, Baby, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

StoryWalk® at Beaver Marsh Preserve

Sunday, July 21, 2024 • All day

The Small Business Center, STEAM Team and Children's Department at Main Library is delighted to partner with Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association on this StoryWalk®. We hope you will enjoy a walk through the...

Ages: Adult, Baby, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

StoryWalk® at Beaver Marsh Preserve

Monday, July 22, 2024 • All day

The Small Business Center, STEAM Team and Children's Department at Main Library is delighted to partner with Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association on this StoryWalk®. We hope you will enjoy a walk through the...

Ages: Adult, Baby, Elementary School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Intergenerational, Kindergarten, Middle School, Pre-School, Senior Citizen, Teen, Toddler, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, DPS

Certify & Succeed

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 • 10:00am - 1:00pm

Main Library (Meeting Room #4311)

Are you a current business owner seeking certification assistance? Set up an appointment with Certify & Succeed! The Business Certification program is a partnership between Durham County and Infinity Bridges Inc.  The program name is...

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

Employment Skills Workshops

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 • 10:00am - 5:00pm

Main Library (Computer Lab)

These Employment Skills Workshops are offered as part of the Off-Base Transition Training program, a comprehensive initiative designed to support veterans, their spouses, and the public in successfully navigating the challenges associated with...

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

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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

Jana

Jana is the Senior Library Assistant for the Small Business Center. She began her career in public policy (mostly economic development and workforce development) then became a small business owner. She thinks the best part of her job is the creativity to create programs, the opportunity to hear what people are doing (for work and for fun), making connections, and learning new things. She’d like to keep Durham Durham-y and support its residents as they chase (and achieve!) their goals.

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.