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
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.
Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint)
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Adobe Pro and more)
Large meeting rooms are available with a fee.
Several drop-in rooms are available for interviews, meetings, and general use with no fee.
Small Business Resources
Books and Courses
E-book and audiobook collection provided by Wisconsin's Digital Library
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.
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.
Crowdfunding for the underserved. Online platform.
Financial incentives for doing business in the City of West Bend.
Industry, Companies, Products, and Demographics
Business and consumer information that is helpful for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, and employment research.
Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Provides company profile data.
Find suppliers, buyers, and industry information.
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.
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.
Wisconsin economic and labor market information.
City of West Bend Economic Development
Current and future business development projects.
Small Business Tools
Sample business plans.
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.
Financial calculators for loans, investments and savings, and personal finance.
Job Center of Wisconsin Online Job Posting, Employee Search, and Business Information
Post job openings. No fees.
Post job openings for a fee.
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 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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