Library to Business

Library to Business
L2B (Library to Business) connects you with local and regional economic development agencies to learn new skills and create a business network.
In addition to monthly classes, L2B offers:


Upcoming Events

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Lunch & Learn: Leveraging Your Investment of a Lifetime
Wednesday, September 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In the next five years, half of Wyoming businesses will transition ownership to family members or third parties. Learn to leverage your lifetime investment in order to leave a legacy of business for family and the community. Bring your lunch and discover the keys to a successful business transition, and discuss family and closely held businesses. Presented by Jim Willms, Certified Business Transition Planner, in partnership with Innovation Engineering and L2B. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Tuesday, September 19
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Compared with less than 2% growth in overall United States fundraising, online giving surged 10-20% in both 2015 and 2016. Make sure your nonprofit is capturing every dollar through the national #GivingTuesday campaign. Join local #GivingTuesday experts, and learn how easy it is to participate in our own community. Presented in partnership with United Way of Laramie County , Black Dog Animal Rescue, and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Develop a Spending Plan for the Holidays
Thursday, September 28
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to start the holiday season than with a financial plan that won’t break the bank. Explore options to help you reach the new year with one less worry. We’ll look at goals and plans, how to distinguish a really good deal from deceptive marketing, and how to stay out of the holiday debt cycle once and for all! Presented in partnership with the Wyoming National Guard and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Lunch & Learn: 3 Laws of Marketing Physics
Wednesday, October 11
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Many business owners have never been trained in marketing, so they struggle to grow. Bring your lunch and learn how you can build a marketing message that is 3 times more effective in reaching your customers, and doesn’t cost any more! Presented by Rick Rothwell, Innovation Engineering Black Belt, in partnership with Innovation Engineering and L2B. (Adults; Willow Room)

Start Your Own Business
Tuesday, October 17
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Learn the basic steps to starting a small business in Wyoming, including evaluating the feasibility of your business concept and preparing a business plan. Presented in partnership with Wyoming Entrepreneur’s Small Business Development Center, the Small Business Administration, and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Thrift Savings Plan or Blended Retirement?
Thursday, October 26
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Are you currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, nearing separation, or already separated? Learn the ins and outs of your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), including starting and managing it. You’ll also learn what the new Blended Retirement System can mean for you (if you qualify), including the plan’s timeline, benefits, and choices. We’ll discuss how to evaluate the TSP and the new system for your financial plan. A personal financial counselor will be available to answer questions. Presented in partnership with the Wyoming National Guard and L2B. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Online Resources
business Starting a business? NewJob Looking for a new job?
First Research Business Source Premier
Small Business Resource Center Zinio Digital Magazines
Mergent Intellect  Learning Express Library’s Career Center
NonProfit Helping a non-profit? Money Managing your money?
Cloud Library ProQuest Business
GrantSpace Mergent InvestorEdge 
FINRA’s Market Data Center
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