With a brand new yr beginning, it’s a excellent time to consider future plans and make the following yr particular. Beginning a small enterprise is one thing that many people take into account every now and then. Why not take the following step? Possibly you’ve an thought for a aspect venture or need to discover the potential for beginning one thing that may help you and your loved ones fully. No matter your thought or stage of the method, we now have sources to assist. We provide help for these simply getting began with normal analysis on the subject, those that are prepared to write down a marketing strategy or replace an present one and people who want to take their enterprise to the following degree.
Due to the continued help from the Pflugerville Neighborhood Improvement Company, we’re in a position to provide an array of digital sources to help small companies and people with small enterprise concepts. Via our partnership we provide the next:
• Add abilities or present coaching for workers with LinkedIn Studying, providing on-line programs taught by trade specialists. The location permits you to study enterprise, artistic, and know-how abilities from particular person software program to subjects like customer support or administration strategies. There’s a big range of choices to satisfy varied wants.
• The Gale Enterprise Assets are a collection of instruments to satisfy a wide range of business-related wants, together with the next parts. Plan Builder is a step-by-step device that guides customers via the method of creating a marketing strategy. Demographics Now connects customers with detailed demographic knowledge on greater than 24 million U.S. companies and 206 million shoppers. It’s ideally suited for gaining client and market perception. Entrepreneurship is a complete database overlaying all elements of beginning and working a enterprise together with accounting, finance, human sources, administration, advertising and marketing, tax and extra.
Along with these instruments supplied via our partnership with the PCDC, we provide a number of different digital sources. AtoZDatabases is a public data database for gross sales leads, mailing lists and market analysis. Small Enterprise Reference Middle is a analysis database providing data on small enterprise and entrepreneurial topics. Texas Authorized Varieties presents entry to essentially the most up-to-date authorized kinds, particular to the state of Texas.
All of those sources can be found without spending a dime along with your library card and are accessible anytime, anyplace on the gadget of your alternative. Merely log into your library account along with your card quantity and password (or PIN) to realize entry.
Are digital sources not your factor? We even have good old style books. A easy search in our catalog pulls up titles like “Tax Savvy for Small Enterprise,” “Virtually Free Marketing: Harnessing the Power of the Web for your Small Business” and “Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies.” There are various extra comparable titles present in our grownup nonfiction part.
Have to get of the home and discover a place to work from? You may also use the library as a co-working area. We provide versatile area all through the constructing the place you may arrange a laptop computer, meet with others or work on a venture. Discover a quiet spot and make the most of our free Wi-Fi, low-cost printing and free scanning. We additionally provide assembly rooms accessible for reservation at a low value.
The Pfab Lab, which is the library’s makers area, presents the possibility to make use of instruments like 3-D printers, laser cutters and extra. We provide coaching on the instruments within the lab and appointments to make use of the instruments after you’ve been skilled. Maybe you’ll want to develop a prototype for a enterprise proposal or to safe funding. The instruments within the lab present a chance to do exactly that.
As we start to reintroduce extra programming in 2022 because the pandemic permits, preserve a watch out for small business-related applications on topics like studying greatest use the library’s digital sources to satisfy your small enterprise wants. Within the meantime, please attain out when you’ve got any questions or want to study extra. We’re right here that can assist you succeed.
To study extra concerning the Pfab Lab, see the web page on the library web site: library.pflugervilletx.gov/companies/pfab-lab.
Daniel Berra is assistant director on the Pflugerville Public Library.