Small Business Resources at the Library
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If you are a Longview business owner or property owner, but aren't a resident of Longview or the Cowlitz County Partial-County Rural Library District, you can get a
Longview Library card at no additional cost. Property owners will need to show proof that they own property in Longview, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short
application to get a card issued in their name. Business owners will need to show their current Longview business license, a piece of current ID, and fill out a short
application to get a card issued in the name of the business. The library hopes to continue its outreach to small business owners with the resources and materials that they
have to help them succeed.
Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Resources
This is a list of organizations offering help and information for small businesses and their workers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will add
useful links as we learn of them.
Washington State Resources
- Back to Work Safely: This site, sponsored by AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) features expert, industry-specific
guidance for both businesses and consumers to safely re-open and re-engage as they emerge from the
- Restaurant Employee Relief Fund: This fund is being created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in
the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
- SCORE Small Business Resilience Hub: SCORE offers remote mentoring and online
workshops on coronavirus concerns for small business owners, as well as curated list of other resources.
owners and online workshops on coronavirus concerns for small businesses
- Small Business Administration: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources:
General guidelines and financial resources for business from the Small Business Administration.
For Current and Prospective Entrepreneurs
The Longview Public Library offers services and resources to support businesses of any size. Ask a Librarian about...
Data Axle Reference Solutions: formerly Reference USA, an online directory of over 14 million U.S. businesses that can be sorted by geography, size, and type of business just to name a few
ProQuest: access thousands of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles all in one easy-to-search database
Consumer Reports: the trusted Consumer Reports name in a handy electronic format
Automotive Repair Center: repair and maintenance information on various modes from 1954 to the present
- Business Week
- Fast Company
- Harvard Business Review
- Home Business
- Portland Business Journal
- Seattle Business
- Wall Street Journal
Other Small Business Resources
City of Longview Business License Information
Finance Department, City Hall, 1525 Broadway Ave., Longview, WA 98632
State of Washington Licensing Department
State of Washington Business Licensing Service, PO Box 9034,
Olympia, WA 98507-9034
Washington Small Business Development Center, Longview
1600 Maple St., Don Talley Bldg. Room 103A, Longview, WA 98632
1933 Fort Vancouver Way #TBG232, Vancouver, WA 98663
Small Business Administration
Portland District Office, 601 SW 2nd Ave., Suite 950, Portland, OR 97204
Questions about our Small Business Resource Center? Call 360.442.5300 or submit your question