Expanded Hours + Services

Business Services

Launch walk-in coworking space at the library

THINKING ABOUT STARTING a business? We can help! Our Launch at the Library services include free webinars, powerful online tools, and one-on-one consultations for starting and growing your business. We can assist with creating a business plan, marketing your business, or even finding customers.

Start + Grow Your Business Webinar Series

You’ll find recordings of recent business workshops on the library’s YouTube channel.

Business Tools

City of Champaign Business Portal – Connect with incentive programs, permit applications, and find out how to bid on city projects.

Foundation Directory Online – Search 140,000+ grantmakers to find funders supporting your individual mission. Available at the library.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow  – Discover demographics, market analysis, and customer spending habits. Create mailing lists and map your results.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship  – Access 700+   model business plans and detailed information on all aspects of starting and operating a business.

Gale Business Insights: Global – Acquire business intelligence, market share reports, SWOT analyses, and company histories.

Gale Business: Plan Builder – Use this online planning tool to start, manage, market, and optimize a business or nonprofit.

Gale Courses – Choose from 375 topics including grant writing and business software. New sessions start every month.

LinkedIn Learning  – Offers 16,000 on-demand training courses taught by industry experts.

Mergent Intellect – Obtain industry reports, research companies, and learn about 210 million consumers.

Reference Solutions – Research companies, competitors, and best customers, including addresses and buying habits of 299 million consumers. Was ReferenceUSA.

Statista – Access data and statistics on more than 80,000 topics across 1,000+ industries.

Walk-in coworking space

Launch Business Center – Our walk-in coworking space includes group tables, private alcoves, whiteboards, and an interactive display for meetings and presentations.

Library cards for your staff

Champaign-based businesses can sign up staff for free library cards. Available for employees who don’t otherwise qualify for a card. Sign up your business »


Need help starting or growing your business? Set up a one-on-one consultation with one of our experts.

Watch business webinars anytime on the library’s YouTube channel.

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