Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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Whether you need a location for your next workshop, access to market research databases, or examples of sample business plans, APL can connect you to the tools you need to create and grow a successful business. Book a meeting room now for your workshop, conference, or event.

Getting Started

Anchorage Public Libraries provide access to databases and classes to help you gain valuable employment skills. Visit our Online Training & Tutorials page for more information. offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts. Examine their 'Starting a Business' learning path to see if starting a business is right for you. Offers 72 different 'Business' learning paths and hundred of other instructional videos to make your business thrive.

Access on your mobile device! Download the app from your phone's app store. Choose Already a Member >  Organization > Web Portal. Enter in the text box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin. Enjoy all has to offer on the go!

Mergent Intellect

Research industry reports, dive into consumer spending trends, access the latest census data and demographic information by location, and search for information on millions of companies in North America.

Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business. Access to full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. Provides support for small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing, and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific 'Business Topics' and 'Business Types' relevant to their needs.

Foundation Directory Online

Access coming soon! Choose from over 11 million grants and profile more than 140,000 grantmakers. Results updated weekly to keep information up to date. Offers multiple filters and assessment tools help you quickly identify the best potential funding sources for your grant. Acts as prospect management platform that automates much of the grantseeking process and stores data for you.

Mango Languages

A comprehensive language learning tool offering instruction, practice techniques, and evaluations to track your progress. Offers specific situational learning tools to translate to everyday life.


APL's Books for Entrepreneurs

Learn about entrepreneurism from the experts. Read about female entrepreneurs, read Nely Galán's success story in Spanish and English, and discover more about Africa's exploding economy and ambitious tech projects.

APL's Books for Entrepreneurs

APL's Books for Business Success

The library's most recent titles about economic trends and business success strategies

APL's Books for Business Success

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