Grow Your Business

Grow your business at the Cherry Hill Public Library

Do you have a great idea for a business but you're not sure where to start?
Have you already gotten your business rolling, but you're short on resources?
Do you need more information or a quiet place to work?

The Cherry Hill Public Library is here to help you.

COVID-19 Small Business Resources Library Resources
Library Resources Business Workshops at the Library
Organizations that can help you Library Pop-Up Shop
Federal & State Government Promotional Opportunities at CHPL

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Consumer Reports Small Business Help
Help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses
Use the search engine for more information on COVID-19's impact on busi
nesses. You can also submit questions via the chat function and someone from the business.nj.gov Team will get back to you ASAP. 

New Jersey Department of Labor and the Coronavirus: What Employers & Businesses Should Know
Guidance for employers and retailers as well as information about economic assistance for businesses. Information is updated as the NJDOL's responsonse to COVID-19 evolves, so check back often.

The NJEDA's COVID-19 information page has a list of common questions businesses owners who been impacted by COVID-19 might have and need answers to.

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA): Information for NJ Businesses on the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

CARES Act & Businesses

  • The Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act from the Office of Donald Norcross - The programs and initiatives in the CARES Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide provides information about the major progams and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
  • CARES Act Flow Chart - Information about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and who is eligible for them.

Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA)
The Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA) is a not for profit economic development organization dedicated to assisting emerging entrepreneurs and small business owners to start and grow their businesses in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties in New Jersey. Business owners can request COVID-19 Crisis Business counseling by submitting their online Consultation Request Form

L2B: Libraries to Business
Libraries are playing a vital role in helping NJ businesses and residents recover in the wake of economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many New Jersey libraries. including CHPL, have banded together in order to continue to act in the way that they have for centuries: as a conduit for information. Check out the L2B Events Calendar for upcoming small-business related library programs you can register for. You do not need to be a member at other libraries to attend their events.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Small Business Survival Guide
The coronavirus is causing financial difficulties for businesses across the U.S. Here is a complete listing of all of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's coronavirus resources for small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Includes information about Coronavirus Funding Options, guidance for Businesses and employers, local assistance, and more.


Library Resources

Here at the Library, we offer what small business owners need at low or no cost. Think of us as your "Office-on-the-Go."

  • Free WiFi
  • Fax/Scan/Copy/Print Services
    • Faxing: Click here for more information
    • Scanning - FREE
    • Copying/Printing: $0.20 per page for black and white, $0.50 per page for color
  • In-Library Cafe
  • Research & Planning Materials
    • Local and national business publications
    • Industry research you can't get for free anywhere else
    • Books on every topic - write a business plan, learn the law, market your product   
  • Outlets at every desk - bring your laptop, stay all day
  • Charging stations for your personal device
  • Meeting room space
  • *WiFi hotspots, Tablets, GoPro Camera - available to check out for FREE
  • *1-on-1 appointments with a professional Librarian to assist with your research needs

*Some of our services, including all of our research databases, require a CHPL library card. Visit our membership page for more information about membership opportunities or give the Circulation Desk a call at (856) 903-1296. You can also complete an online application to make a library card with us in EnglishSpanish or Chinese.

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Business Workshops at the Library

Events Calendar
We host a variety of relevant workshops and computer classes that will help you grow your business. Visit our events calendar for dates and to register for any of our programs or call us at the Reference Desk for more information, (856) 667-0300 option 2.

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Cherry Hill Public Library Pop-Up Shop

We are not accepting rental applications for the Pop-Up Shop at this time.

If you run your own business but need a storefront, you can rent our Library Pop-Up Shop near the main entrance. The Pop-Up Shop is available to rent on Saturdays only from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and the rental fee is $50.
For more information, contact Meredith Meyer at (856) 903-1234 or mmeyer@chplnj.org.

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Small Business Tools & Industry Research

Below are our business databases which can be accessed both at the library and remotely from home. For remote access, you will need your library card number. Visit our Research Databases page for more.

Business Source Elite
Full-text access to hundreds of top business, management, and economics publications (including peer-reviewed). Topics include accounting, banking, finance, international, marketing, sales, and more.

Grow with Google -- For Jobseekers and Students
Gain a competitive advantage in today’s evolving economy and prepare for the career you want by learning new skills.

Grow with Google -- For Small Businesses
Learn how to grow your business by using digital tools that help you connect with customers, expand to new markets, and work more efficiently.

Legal Information Reference Center
Full-text legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, general legal information. Topics include business law, financial planning, property and real estate, and more.

ReferenceUSA
Accurate, current data on 51M U.S. businesses and 293M consumers. This powerful tool allows you to create a list of new residents in your target market, gain insight into consumer choices, use mapping to select the best location for your business, and so much more.

Regional Business News
Full-text access to nearly 100 regional U.S. & Canadian business publications dating back to 1990. Includes newspapers, magazines, and other trusted news sources.

Small Business Reference Center
A wealth of tools for the small business owner: Start-Up Kits, Business Plan templates & samples, full-text NOLO reference guides, helpful videos, state-by-state start-up information, and so much more.

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Organizations That Can Help You

Whether you need a mentor, professional training, or good quality information, these organizations are here to help you and your business. In many cases, services are at no cost.

Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic
Phone: 973-353-5059
The Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic, first established as the Community Law Clinic in 1996, provides corporate and transactional legal services to New Jersey nonprofit corporations (specifically those corporations that provide services geared to the needs of lower-income people in the City of Newark and nearby urban areas), start-up for-profit businesses and microenterprises, charter schools, and individuals such as artists and inventors.

SCORE: Southern New Jersey Chapter
Find a mentor, in-person or online training, free information and tools.

PO Box 447
Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
Phone: (856) 457-8372
Email: Online Contact Form

UCEDC: Small Business Loans and Training Programs in NJ
UCEDC is a NJ-based non-profit dedicated to boosting small businesses. With a focus on assisting underserved people and communities, UCEDC provides training and mentoring as well as loans and funding opportunities

NJ Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Rutgers-Camden
Workshops and one-on-one appointments with a business consultant - learn about starting up, business plans, marketing, financial statements, and more. Part of the nationwide network of SBDCs, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA)
LAEDA is a nonprofit economic development organization headquartered in Camden. Their primary focus is assisting minority-run small businesses and start-ups. LAEDA also runs a Women's Business Center.

Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Connect with business to business networking events, trade shows, member product discounts, and more through one of the five largest Chambers in the Delaware Valley.

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Federal and State Government

Get the forms, licensing, records, tax information, and assistance you need for your business directly from the government.

State of NJ Business Action Center
Also known as the NJ Business Portal, this agency provides free assistance from the State on how to run your business.

Check out Starting a Business for all your start-up needs, or one of their Quick Start Guides:

State of NJ Division of Taxation

  • Print NJ Tax Forms
  • File Sales Tax and Employer Reports
  • Sign up for E-News

State of NJ Division of Revenue & Enterprise Services

  • Register Your Business
  • Form a Corporation or LLC
  • Register a Corporate Name
  • Dissolve, Cancel or Withdraw a Business

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
Phone: 800.827.5722 (SBA Answer Deck)

Federal agency dedicated to helping Americans start, build, and sustain small businesses.

How To Grow Your Business In New Jersey - 2019 Resource Guide

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