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.
Help for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Use the search engine for more information on COVID-19’s impact on businesses. You can also submit questions via the chat function and someone from the business.nj.gov Team will get back to you ASAP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes information about Coronavirus Funding Options, guidance for Businesses and employers, local assistance, and more.
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: $0.25 per page for black and white, $0.50 per page for color
- In-Library Cafe
- Research & Planning Materials
- 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 English, Spanish or Chinese.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Get the forms, licensing, records, tax information, and assistance you need for your business directly from the government.
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:
- Auto Body Repair
- Catering & Restaurant
- Employment Agency
- Food Truck
- Home Health Aide
- Home Improvement Contractor
- Non-Medical Transport
- Print NJ Tax Forms
- File Sales Tax and Employer Reports
- Sign up for E-News
- Register Your Business
- Form a Corporation or LLC
- Register a Corporate Name
- Dissolve, Cancel or Withdraw a Business
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.