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Business and Investment Resources

Business & Investment Programs
Mon, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room
Join Katy Bryan, PhD, CEPA, ChSNC® to learn about how to financially plan for your family with special needs/disabilities.

Mon, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Dover Room
Starting a nonprofit can seem like a complicated process--is it worth it? Join David Holmes of Candid as he shares the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful... more
Starting a nonprofit can seem like a complicated process--is it worth it? Join David Holmes of Candid as he shares the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.

Mon, Feb 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
Learn: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and... more
Learn: the advantages and disadvantages of owning a business, the most profitable form for your business, and the fundamentals of formation, organization, marketing, cash flow and funding sources.

Mon, Mar 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room
At the end of the workshop, you are able to: identify your target markets, describe your products and services, and collect key competitive information to support your feasibility plan.

The Wall Street Journal is available from WPPL on the Download & Stream page

Now available with your Westlake Porter Public Library card—The Wall Street Journal Online. Enjoy award-winning business journalism and unrivaled coverage of global markets, politics, world news, tech, arts and life, accessible anywhere.

Business & Investing Titles

Check out the best of the Business and Investing books at WPPL. You can also subscribe to receive this list (and others) in your inbox every month.

Resources for Nonprofits and Grantseekers

Foundation Center Online by Candid

Foundation Directory Online Professional is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 224,000+ grantmaker profiles, 900,000+ recipient profiles, and data on 17+ million grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals offers information on almost 10,000 funders that provide scholarships, grants, and other types of funding to students, artists, and researchers.

You can access Candid's databases for free using the computers in the library. One-on-one tutorial sessions are available; please contact Adult Services to schedule an appointment.