Businesses, Entrepreneurs & Nonprofits

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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. Look to the top right under Resources For to find more information for your specific venture.

Online Resources

LinkedIn Learning by Lynda.com: Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from general business software to marketing, design, networking, photography and music.

Access this resource through the library website or the Lynda.com app on your mobile device. (The LinkedIn Learning app does not work for library users at this time.) Choose Already a Lynda member and switch from the Individual to the Organization tab. Enter library.muni.org in the Web Portal box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin.

Don't know your PIN? Reset your PIN or call 343-2975, and press 5.

*Not available to Temporary Card holders

Mergent Intellect: Market research, industry reports and demographics data and trends.

Small Business Reference Center: Business plan templates, industry forecasts and Alaska-specific startup information.

Business Source Premier: Company and industry profiles, market research reports and full-text business articles from academic journals.

Foundation Directory Online: Research grantmaker profiles and find available grants for Alaska-based nonprofits. Grants for individuals here.

Libraries Mean Business Podcast

In partnership with business development organizations across Alaska, Anchorage Public Library created a podcast series to help listeners learn more about their business resources and resources across the state. Listen to each episode to dive into a different business-related topic. Be sure to check out our resources for business owners, nonprofits and entrepreneurs.

Episode 1: Marketing with Brilliant Media and Anchorage Public Library. 

Episode 2: Starting a business with Small Business Development Center and Juneau Public Library. 

Episode 3: small business funding and financing with Small Business Development Center and Fairbanks Public Library.

Episode 4: Rural and professional development with Alaska Native Professional Association and SBDC's Rural Development Center.

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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Library Information Center

All Anchorage Public Library locations are closed currently. Find links to trusted organizations for information and advice regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

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Proposition 7 - Questions and Answers

Get the facts on Proposition 7 on the April 7 Municipal Ballot. Ballots will be mailed out on March 17 and must be returned to a designated location by April 7.

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Alaska Counts - the 2020 Census

Make sure you are counted by participating in the 2020 census! This once-a-decade count provides important information that will have an impact on all Alaskans.

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Alaska Native and Native American Innovation, Economics and Entprepreneurship

Books on innovative technologies, the history of economics and the structure of ANCSA and stories from different industries across Alaska.

Alaska Native and Native American Innovation, Economics and Entprepreneurship