Where can entrepreneurs find office space, a research assistant, mentors and access to reams of market research — all free of charge?
Try your local library.
In an age where Google has become a verb and entrepreneurs have easy access to information from their home computers, libraries have been trying to evolve as well.
Some have seemingly become small-business incubators in their own right: places where cash-strapped start-ups and established business owners alike can gather sophisticated information on a target market, draw up a business plan, bounce an idea off a seasoned executive, or perhaps, even find funding or build a Web site.
While resources will vary across institutions, most libraries subscribe to a number of commercial databases, which can cost thousands of dollars a year.
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