Supporting you and your business needs
We have resources to support entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers and startups. In collaboration with our trusted partners, we offer in-depth guidance, services, and various classes on operations, planning, finance and marketing.
Small business workshops
Join us for workshops that support small businesses. Develop useful skills, strategies, resources and learn how to strengthen your business practices.
View workshop schedule
Small Business Counseling with SCORE
Get one on one help from an experience SCORE small business councilor on how to start, grow or enhance your business. To make a virtual appointment, email Ron Seipp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet & technology
Drop by the library to use a
computer. You can also
copy, scan, and fax. The library also provides access to free creative technology in our iLABs. For internet access at home or on the go, check out a
Wi-Fi hotspot or Chromebook kit.
The library has a
variety of free tools to help you develop your business skills. Just sign in with your Dakota County Library card. It's easy to
register online for a library card.
View research tools
LinkedIn Learning is a collection of easy-to-use tutorials on a wide range of topics to sharpen your business skills.
Reference Solutions is a premier source of the most current market research data.
Reserve a meeting room
Meeting rooms are free and available to the general public at all branch locations for free.
South Metro SCORE
Get free and confidential
business counseling with South Metro SCORE. It's tailored to meet the needs of small businesses in the metro area south of the Minnesota River.
Open to Business
business counseling services with Open to Business. It's available to current and prospective entrepreneurs and small businesses located throughout the Twin Cities metro area.