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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.

Local Resources

Washington State Resources

National Resources

For Current and Prospective Entrepreneurs

The Longview Public Library offers services and resources to support businesses of any size. Ask a Librarian about...

Online Resources

Small Business Checklists

  • Are you considering opening a business?
  • Start your business
  • Payroll for your business
  • Run your business
  • Grow your business
  • Close your business
  • Periodicals

    Small Business Books and Toolkits

  • Small Business Toolkits
  • This is Marketing [e-book]
  • How to Write A Business Plan
  • Incorporate Your Business
  • Keeping the Books
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
  • Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business
  • The Ultimate Startup Guide
  • And many, many more

  • 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

    SCORE Vancouver
    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 here.

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