Services

Notary: Susan Robbins

Proctor: Susan Robbins

Book a Librarian: Emily Laws 

 

Business Library Card

Local business owners and managers may register for a business card for all employee use.

Business cards provide access to all digital resources and up to 100 physical items checked out at any given time.

Return a completed Business Card Application to Emily Laws, Access Services Librarian.

 

Office Equipment and Software

Scanner

Printer: $.25 per page for black and white.  $.50 per page for color.

Fax Machine: $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

 

Wireless Internet

Computers

Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint)

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Pro and more)

 

Meeting Rooms

Large Meeting Rooms

Large meeting rooms are available with a fee.

Small Drop-In Rooms

Several drop-in rooms are available for interviews, meetings, and general use with no fee. 

 

Small Business Resources

Books and Courses

Business E-Books 

E-book and audiobook collection provided by Wisconsin's Digital Library

Business Books in Print

Complete catalog of business resources from the Monarch Library System.

 

Mentorship and Funding Opportunities

SE Wisconsin SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)

The largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation.

Small Business Administration

Funding programs and planning resources.

Small Business Development Center at UWM

A network providing business owners and entrepreneurs a statewide support network that offers no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational plans. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-sized companies and help launch successful new enterprises.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

Free consulting, education, referrals.

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative

Provides access to education, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities for individuals facing traditional financing hardship. This includes women, people of color, veterans, and low-income individuals.

Kiva Funding  

Crowdfunding for the underserved. Online platform.

City of West Bend Incentives

Financial incentives for doing business in the City of West Bend.

 

Industry, Companies, Products, and Demographics

AtoZdatabases

Business and consumer information that is helpful for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, and employment research. 

Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Provides company profile data.

ThomasNet

Find suppliers, buyers, and industry information.

Wisconsin Corporation Search

Registered agent information, current business status, and filing history for Wisconsin businesses. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions provides annual reports and charter documents for a fee.

U.S. Census Data:

Data about the nation's people and economy.

Wisconsin Demographic Services Center

Annual estimates and future projections of the population for all Wisconsin towns, villages, and cities.

WisConomy

Wisconsin economic and labor market information.

City of West Bend Economic Development

Current and future business development projects.

 

Small Business Tools

BPlans

Sample business plans.

One Stop Business Portal

Wisconsin's businesses can find the requirements and tools they need to start a business in Wisconsin. When you have finished, your new business will be registered with multiple state agencies - Department of Financial Institutions, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development.

Dollar Times

Financial calculators for loans, investments and savings, and personal finance.

 

Hiring

Job Center of Wisconsin Online Job Posting, Employee Search, and Business Information

Post job openings. No fees.

Indeed

Post job openings for a fee.

 

Chamber of Commerce

West Bend Chamber of Commerce

Provides promotion, advocacy, networking, and education for community businesses. 

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Provides access to capital, advocacy, business development, partnerships, and the RISE 14-week Entrepreneurial Training Program.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Provides access to capital, assistance with licensing and permits, business planning, and marketing.

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Provides access to capital, counseling, and workshops.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Provides LGBT business advocacy through programs, including: LGBT Business Enterprise Certificate Program, LGBT Workplace Alliance Program, and the Emerging Leaders Program.

 

Investment Resources

Investments

Morningstar

Investment planning information. Trusted data on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.

Value Line Investment Survey in Print 

Summary of business market information and reports to help guide investment decisions.

   
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•  Browse the Hoopla collection without downloading the app

Want to learn more about what Libby and Hoopla can do and how to use them? Check out our blog post about both services!