ENTREPRENEURSHIP & BUSINESS
Learn the basic steps of starting a business through books, classes, and asking reference librarians for assistance.
Update your resume and get help applying for a day job to fund your dream enterprise.
Meet other entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences at events and classes.
Learn business and tech skills outside your professional skillset through classes and Lynda.com.
Online resources for business are available at the library. Most are accessible from outside of the library by logging in with your library card.
Use equipment and software in the Innovation Lab at the George Latimer Central Library for productive work (Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft software, and more).
Research grant opportunities for non-profits using Foundation Center, available at the George Latimer Central Library.
Attend CERT Workshops and learn how to do business with local government.
Meet business owners (lawyer, accountant, web designer) at a networking event or class.
Attend a class to learn how to improve marketing and search engine optimization through classes.
Book library meeting room spaces.
Small Business Resource Center
The Small Business Resource Center at the Rondo Community Library is the place for information for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Free workshops offered by the Neighborhood Development Center.
- Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios - comparative financial data benchmarks and trends.
- Business Plan Pro - sample business plans and business plan formats.
- Demographics Now - demographic information and thematic maps for analyzing customer bases and spending potential.
- NAICS/SIC database - identifies the NAICS and SIC numbers for businesses.
About the Small Business Partnership Project
The business center at the Rondo library is generously supported by the St. Paul Travelers Foundation.
JOBS & CAREERS
Job search and career planning classes at the library.
JobNow! -- live online help from job experts and other online job search resources.
Online resources for finding jobs and planning your career.
Ramsey County Workforce Solutions -- employment and training services to job seekers and businesses in Ramsey County.
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development: Job Seekers -- job search resources and expertise.
COMPUTERS & TECH
Learn more about social media, Google tools, Internet security, online shopping, and more.
Get certified in computer basics or Microsoft Office through the Northstar Digital Literacy program. Add this certification to your resume!
Northstar Learning Resources - publicly available learning resources for the Northstar standards.