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Let Chicago Public Libraries help you start your home-based business

Working as an entrepreneur can be rewarding for some and frightening for others. Whether by choice or by force, when you decide to become an entrepreneur and work for yourself, you will find it helpful to use resources around the City of Chicago to help you become better acclimated at running your own home-based business.

The Chicago Public Libraries are a wealth of information regarding starting and expanding a home-based business. With several neighborhood branches across the city, finding the information you need to boost your comfort level of running a business is convenient.

Visit your neighborhood branch to find resources such as conducting market research, writing a business plan and creating a Website that will help you to start a home-based business. You will also find information to help you expand your business with material focused on securing funding, raising capital and networking.

Spending time in your neighborhood branch will not only put you in contact with the books and services that can help you, but those visits will also put you in contact with knowledgeable staff that can help you, too.

If you can’t find what you need in your neighborhood branch, visit one of the regional branches located around the city from the Carter G. Woodson library on the south side of Chicago, Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago and the Sulzer Regional library on the north side of Chicago.

Of course, you can conduct your research online from the comfort of your home office by visiting

Whether in person or online, use the Chicago Public Libraries to help you find the information and resources you need to run a successful home-based business.

About the Author: Cassandra "D.I.V.A. of Dialog" Lee is a home-based entrepreneur who runs and operates a training and consulting business where she conducts, delivers, and presents keynote speeches, seminars, training sessions, and workshops to educate and empower audiences toward personal growth and career success.


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