Resources for Business

Looking for information about entrepreneurship, businesses, work or careers? We have the tools you need to start, manage and grow your business.

Space

The Business Hub at Aaniin Library offers a co-working space to work, meet, and network. Become a Business Hub member and take advantage of our bookable meeting room and videoconferencing room, access your business mail through a personal mailbox, attend exclusive networking events and more! Please contact our Business Community Librarian for more information.

Collections

Check out our books, newspapers and magazines including popular topics like: starting a business, writing a business plan, and marketing your business. All eight branches offer a business collection. We also have e-formats available 24/7 with your MPL card.

Programs

Gain new skills, network, and learn more about starting your own business through our workshops, events and seminars. We also have free online
courses teaching skills in topics such as Microsoft Office (eg. Excel) Adobe (eg Photoshop), accounting, advertising and much more.

Online Resources

We subscribe to a number of online databases that provide you with free access to up-to-date magazines, newspapers and academic journals. Use your MPL card to find in-depth information for your business or career needs including developing a business plan, researching company information or finding industry trends or statistics.

Other Resources

If you’re looking to create marketing materials, podcasts, prototypes of a product, etc. then we’ve got the tools for you. Here is just some of the equipment you can find at various MPL branches:

  • 3D printer
  • laser cutter
  • Mac desktops equipped with specialized software for video creation, photo editing, etc.
  • Audio visual equipment for professional photos, videos, podcasts or soundclips
  • Green screen
  • Sewing machine

Community

Courtesy of Start Up York, this document provides information about the many organizations in York Region that can support you regardless of the stage your business is at.

Want to gain a better understanding of what supports are in place for you? Contact our Business Community Librarian and book a 1-on-1 session!


Community Librarian
905-513-7977
mplcommunitylibrarians@markham.library.on.ca