Looking to get started but unsure how? Find free, local business experts for technical assistance and resources through TOL Ramp. The Ramp can help you move forward by matching you with an organization that’s best positioned to assist you in your stage.
Our staff can help whether you already have a business or you see an unmet need and want to start a business. We have the expertise and tools to help you: learn about the business you’re interested in; know your competition; define your overall goals, and create a business plan.
The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is part of a nationwide network of public, state, and academic libraries designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to support the public with trademark and patent assistance.
The Library offers one-to-one assistance with a Business Specialist Librarian to begin your search.
Information on 220,000 U.S. Foundations providing up-to-date funding knowledge and insight on the social sector to fuel any fundraising mission. * Available only inside Library Locations. Self-guided video
Step-by-step guide to creating and completing a business plan, entrepreneurial interests, opportunities, the nonprofit sector, and how to grow and position your business for long-term success. Self-guided video
Access books and publications within arts, biography, business, education, the environment, history, LGBTQ, medicine, multicultural studies, race, and civil rights. App Store | Google Play | Self-guided video
Provides legal forms including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, attorney state directory, and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language. Self-guided video
LinkedIn Learning offers unlimited access to courses in business, technology, creative, engineering, time management, computer skills, data analysis, and programming / development. Using the LinkedIn Learning app: iOS or Android First time app: OH0215 | Self-guided video