Small Business Reference Center

You can search business areas, look for industry information by small business type and find start-up business plans and lots more at the Small Business Reference Center found in Online Resources on the Plainfield Public Library web page. Click here and discover what you need to make your small business a success.

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Value Line: Investing Information

Beginners and veteran investors alike will find broad value from Value Line with its unbiased, reliable investment information that is accurate, timely and insightful. It looks at industries and markets, and gives expert analysis. Sophisticated investors will appreciate ranks and ratings, and beginners will easily understand tools, data and guidance. Take a look at this database available at the library. If you have any questions, please ask at the Reference Desk.

Plainfield Business Evolution Center

“The Plainfield Business Evolution Center reflects the Village’s continued commitment to creating a business friendly environment and the necessary infrastructure for businesses to grow. The business center is located at the Village Hall and contains approximately 4,000 square feet and provides new and home-based businesses with the opportunity to utilize office space. Included in a nominal fee is dedicated cubicle space, phone service, high speed internet, a copier, and access to a conference room.” For more information, please visit the Village website or contact the Village of Plainfield Planning Department at (815) 439-2824.

Lynda.com: A Learning Resource

Lynda.com is a free educational resource available through the Plainfield Public Library web page. It offers a variety of video courses for software and business skills, photography and writing courses…and more. It is free to Plainfield Library cardholders, 24/7. If your or your organization are looking for a place to learn and improve skills, take a look at the available learning paths, design, software and popular topics. Click here to take a look.

Free Small Business Mentoring by SCORE at the Plainfield Public Library

The Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE offers free mentoring sessions to small business owners and start-ups at the Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Space is very limited, and registration is required. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now! and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.