East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Free resources and tools including business planning, consumer data, sales leads, legal, and online training.


Have you ever thought about starting a business? The library has a variety of free tools that can turn your idea into something solid. For established businesses, we can help you find new customers. Get in touch and arrange a consultation with a business librarian to see what the library can do for you. This service is free. You just need an EBRPL Library card to access online resources. Residents of surrounding parishes are eligible to get a card too. 

Staff can come out and meet with you and customize what we have to match your unique needs.

To set up a consultation or ask a question email: [email protected] or call 225-231-3750.

Find more information here: https://ebrpl.libguides.com/smallbusiness

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Training (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (Specialty)
  • Re-Entry Support
  • Employee Development (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists (Specialty)

Management Issues

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion (Specialty)
  • Leadership/Professional Development (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Writing


  • Lab Space
  • Coworking (Specialty)

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling


  • Online Courses and Videos (Specialty)
  • Trade Education and Training
  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Contact Information
Andrew Tadman
7711 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806