May 18, 2022

Ohio: “Akron-Summit County Library Reaches Out to Entrepreneurs, Opens Microbusiness Center”

From Akron Beacon Journal/

Librarians won’t be shushing folks at a new center for entrepreneurs at the Akron-Summit County Main Library in downtown Akron.

Library leaders have launched the library’s Microbusiness Center and Co-working Space. Think shared or communal work space — available for free and with easy access to resources, such as business librarians and databases used to research competition.


The center had a “soft opening” in February and formal opening last week.

So far, 18 people have applied to use the center and have gone through an informal orientation, [Linda] Hale, [microbusiness specialist], said.

Funding for the new center came from a Knight Foundation grant awarded on Jan. 1, 2015. Details here.

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