Grow Your Business

GROW YOUR BUSINESS @ CHPL

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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 information or a quiet place to work?

The Cherry Hill Public Library is here to help you.


Your Office-on-the-Go at the Library

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: 20 cents/pg for black and white, 50 cents for color copies
    • Printing: 15 cents/pg for black and white, 50 cents for color printing
  • 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 with your CHPL card
  • 1-on-1 appointments with a professional Librarian to assist with your research needs (available to cardholders only)

Have a business, but need a storefront? Rent the Library's Pop-Up Shop!

Saturdays only, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$50 rental fee
For more information, contact Meredith Meyer at 856.903.1234 or mmeyer@chplnj.org


Small Business Tools & Industry Research

The following online resources are available only through your library - these can be used either inside the library or remotely.
If outside of the library, you will need your library card number to gain access.

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.

Corfacts
NJ's Premier Business to Business Directory - includes nearly 65,000 New Jersey businesses.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

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.


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.

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.

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