Small Business Resources
The Library offers access to a variety of business databases that can assist business owners in completing market research, finding competitors, or staying up to date on the latest business news.
Federal and State Assistance Programs
Layoffs and Reduced Hours
Loans, Grants, and Financial Assistance
COVID Planning and Response
The Maker Spot
The Maker Spot is a 4,500 ft2 community workspace on the 2nd floor of the Library, providing access to equipment like sewing machines, 3D printers, iMacs with the Adobe Creative Suite, and large format printers. Learn new skills that can help your business by taking one of our free classes in The Maker Spot. Classes cover a variety of topics and are offered based on volunteer and staff availability. Check our calendar for upcoming classes.
The Small Business Center
The Small Business Center located on the second floor in the North Richland Hills Library offers expert guidance, access to valuable resources, and education for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Tarrant County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is currently the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States. Implementation of the program, upon completion of the annual Cooperative Agreement, rests within each SBDC State or Region Director and the sponsoring organization.
What is Offered
The Tarrant SBDC assists existing and prospective small business owners by offering a wide variety of services that include one-on-one advising, assistance with financing, accounting, market research, business plan development, and marketing.
Schedule an Appointment
Request an appointment online or call the Tarrant SBDC at 817-515-2603. The Library's in-house SBDC adviser is Cynthia Harnest, 817-515-2608.
Service Corps Of Retired Executives
SCORE is an affiliate partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE is the best source of free and confidential small business advice to help you build your business—from idea to start-up to success.
What Is Offered
SCORE volunteers offer expert, confidential, one-on-one counseling, and guidance to small businesses or people thinking of starting a business.
Schedule an Appointment
Call the SCORE main office at 817-871-6002 to schedule an appointment.