Dewey Decibel Podcast: Fostering New Businesses

Episode 35 looks at libraries helping local entrepreneurs

February 15, 2019

February 16–23 is National Entrepreneurship Week. As community hubs and incubators, libraries are perfectly positioned to help new businesses get off their feet and thrive—whether it’s by offering resources and books to spark ideas or hosting programs on the ins-and-outs of business management led by local business leaders.

In Episode 35, Dewey Decibel looks at libraries that are leading the charge. First, American Libraries Managing Editor Terra Dankowski speaks with Amy Fisher, information readers services manager, and Morgan Perry, business outreach specialist, at Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri about that library system’s Square One Business Services program. Next, American Libraries Senior Editor and Dewey Decibel host Phil Morehart speaks with Roosevelt Weeks, director of Austin (Tex.) Public Library, about entrepreneurship programs the library offers in one of the most vibrant start-up environments in the US.

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