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About Square One

About Square One Small Business Services

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Square One Small Business Services at Mid-Continent Public Library supports local entrepreneurs through access to information, programs, and opportunity. Whether owning a business is a brand new dream, or your life’s work, MCPL is committed to helping you succeed.

Square One

  • Seeks to connect local entrepreneurs and small business owners to the resources and services they need to be successful in today’s marketplace.

  • Includes business specialists who provide one-on-one attention, help, training, and educational opportunities.

  • Provides valuable business tools—such as online databases like ReferenceUSA—as well as vital resources in the community.

  • Hosts free business seminars led by experienced, local experts on everything from financing and marketing a venture to customer service and advice on operating food-focused enterprises.

To date, Square One has helped launch or improve the operations of more than 45 businesses. Square One is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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