Whether your business is established, you’re just getting started, or you’re thinking about starting a new business…The Alpha Park Public Library can help you get informed and stay connected.

Thanks in part to a Business & Libraries Grant received in 2011 from the Small Business Administration, facilitated by the Illinois State Library, the items listed below are now offered for check out at the Alpha Park Public Library to any local small business, new startups, or those who are considering a new business.
(Must be 18 years or older and have a valid APL library card to checkout equipment.)

Small Business Resources available at APL:


Business Training DVDs:

Business Books:

Business Audio Books:

Business Magazine:

Local Small Business Agencies:

Small Business Association (SBA) - an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns. Including loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3161

SCORE - nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. http://www.scorepeoria.org/

Turner Center for Entrepreneurship (Bradley University) - has the collective knowledge and resources to assist small or start-up businesses in creating a plan that minimizes risk and takes advantage of opportunities. http://www.bradley.edu/academic/colleges/fcba/centers/turner/

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