A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their businesses to the Lawrence community.
A one-stop shop for information on starting and maintaining a business in Kansas.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free counseling to start-up companies, existing small businesses, and those who wish to sell or purchase a small business on topics including the startup process, business planning, financing and funding, marketing, accounting, human resources and taxes.
Business basics, start-up kits, industry information, and access to ebooks on a variety of business and career topics. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Information and learning opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Publications covering a wide variety of business topics, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Includes access to the Harvard Business Review. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau to help you start or grow a business or understand the business landscape for a region, presented in a simple to use format. Freely available online.
This powerful tool is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs and business researchers, offering industry research, consumer and demographic data, as well as tools for effective job searching. Available in the library or remotely with your Lawrence Public Library card and PIN.
This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Hotel and Motel Management, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age, plus indexing and abstracts for hundreds more. Available from any computer with a Kansas IP address, or with your Kansas Library eCard.
Best practices for entrepreneurial leadership, from the Kauffman Foundation.
An online curriculum dedicated to entrepreneurship.
Online tutorials on a wide array of professional and technology skills, from crafting a business plan to designing a website. Available in the library or remotely with your Lawrence Public Library card number and PIN.
Video-based courses for developing professional skills, such as accounting basics, managing rental properties, or crafting an effective presentation. Available in the library and remotely from any computer with a Kansas IP address.
Searchable database of over 100,000 grantmakers. Available in the library on our public computers, or on your device via our wireless network.
Geared towards individuals and small organizations seeking funding, includes over 10,000 foundations and public charity programs. Also includes educational resources for learning about grant writing. Available in the library on our public computers, or on your device via our wireless network.
Uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships. Available in the library on our public computers or on your laptop via our wireless network.
Provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and learning resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.
Free research from social sector organizations around the world on a variety of subjects.
Resources for Food Entrepreneurs
In addition to community garden plots, the City of Lawrence's urban agriculture program also offers an Incubator Farm for beginning market growers.
Community incubator kitchen offering commercial-grade equipment.
Trademark program to support Kansas producers and manufacturers.
A farm apprenticeship program and an annual workshop series provides educational and networking opportunities for beginning and experienced growers.
Assistance to entrepreneurs in product and process development for food products.
A program to connect farmers and food entrepreneurs with low interest loans.