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2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, as of 2018 there were 30.2 million small businesses across America that employ 58.9 million workers. This equates to almost half the U.S. workforce. Those figures include local businesses in Kokomo.

Often startups and experienced business owners alike simply don’t know what kind of information they need, where to find it, or how to get started. Now small businesses in Kokomo can take advantage of Gale Business: Plan Builder, an online resource, from Gale, a Cengage company. Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step guide to help you with what can otherwise be a complex business-planning process.

“It is important for KHCPL to contribute to the local economy, and one of the best ways we can do that is to support entrepreneurs,” said KHCPL Director Faith Brautigam. “I am excited that we now offer a product just for them that offers templates for actionable steps. Even better, it includes a spectrum of elements appropriate for a range of people, from someone who is just starting a side hustle to those who have experience as business owners.”

Gale Business: Plan Builder is equipped with the following features:

  • Business-planning tools and templates, including Lean Canvas, SWOT, Pitch Deck and more, to assist you in creating documents and other deliverables you’ll need for starting, managing, and growing your business.
  • An intuitive dashboard that shows your progress and completion of activities as it moves you through the entire business development life cycle. It even includes “guide me” tips.

For anyone who is new to small business ownership, this resource provides a gradual introduction to entrepreneurial concepts. For more seasoned business owners, the focus shifts toward activities to support the management and growth of an operation, such as getting a loan, seeking investors, buying new equipment, or opening a new facility.

Kokomo residents can access Gale Business: Plan Builder at the library, from their office, home, or on the go. Go to //www.khcpl.org/business-and-finances and click on Gale Business: Plan Builder to get started.

Any resident served by KHCPL can access this and our 77 other online resources with their library card. To sign up for a card, visit KHCPL Main, South, or Russiaville. Bring along a valid photo ID showing your name and current address. For more information about Gale Business: Plan Builder or any of our digital products, call us at 765.626.0892.