Welcome to the first edition of Deschutes Public Library’s business newsletter. My name is Liisa Sjoblom and I am a Community Librarian who focuses on supporting Central Oregon entrepreneurs with their business research needs.

As our region has grown, so has the business community, with more business start-ups per capita than anywhere else in Oregon. This quarterly newsletter features business resources and services available at your library and beyond. Discover new books and online resources from the library plus other information about library partners and featured websites. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please share and encourage them to subscribe
Are you starting a business and not sure where to begin? Are you putting together a business plan and need market or industry information? Do you need help figuring out who to talk to about business licensing? Talk with a librarian one-on-one about your business research needs using the Deschutes Public Library’s Book-a-Librarian service .

Through the Book-a-Librarian service, a professional librarian meets with customers for up to 60 minutes either in the library or at the individual’s place of work and assists them with their information needs. We are experts at locating and selecting the most relevant and accurate information from authoritative sources and making expert referrals to business support organizations throughout the area. 
Interested customers can call for an appointment at 541-617-7080 or fill out the form online at www.deschuteslibrary.org/ask . (Two to three days advance notice is preferred.)
Online Business Resource:
Gale Business | Entrepreneurship
Use this resource to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites. Access from work or home using your library card. For more information and details about this rich resource see the resource guide
Booklist: Best of Biz
Looking for inspiration as you plan and grow your business? Check out these business and leadership books from your local business librarian Liisa Sjoblom. Follow the list and check back monthly for new recommendations. This month’s featured title is The Remix: How to Lead and Success in the Multigenerational Workplace by Lindsey Pollack.
Around the Web:
A Working Parent’s Survival Guide
by Daisy Wademan Dowling
Harvard Business Review , July-August 2019
Link here to read the article and learn more about the five core challenges for working parents along with suggested solutions.
Outside Resource: Statista
Statista is a great resource for all types of market and consumer data. While there is a fee for full reports, it is possible to get single pieces of data for many industries and sub-related industries. Charts and graphs make this a visually appealing resource.
Thanks for reading and, again, please share with anyone else who you think would benefit from this information. If you have questions or suggestions about the business resources at your library, feel free to email liisas@deschuteslibrary.org .