Business & Nonprofit Resource Center

We connect the small business community and nonprofit organizations to the resources and information they need to achieve their goals.
The Business and Nonprofit Resource Center is a dedicated workspace for businesses and nonprofit organizations to pursue their goals. We offer expert help from specialized librarians and provide access to business and nonprofit research databases. Our co-working space includes Windows/Mac computers equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud and other software. A private meeting room is also reservable for larger meetings.
Visit us on the third floor at Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave.
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Meet one on one with a librarian to find and use the right resources and to get answers to your business or nonprofit related questions.
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City of Columbus Economic Development Division

Assists local businesses and provides information around expanding or relocating.

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Create new business connections and access a variety of resources to help your business.

Columbus SCORE

Get free confidential business advice from experienced local mentors!

Columbus Small Biz Hub

The Small Biz Hub aims to connect innovators, startup founders and small business owners to the resources that are right for you. Find opportunities for you to thrive!

Columbus Urban League Minority Business Assistance Center

Provides certifications, trainings, contracting opportunities, and access to capital.

Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI)

Supports individuals who are either starting or growing their business, through funding, training and mentoring.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Helps small businesses grow and create jobs by providing them with greater access to education, capital, and business support services.

SEA Change for Social Enterprise

Offers in-person and online programs to help social enterprises thrive.

Small Business Administration (SBA)

SBA works to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

Women’s Small Business Accelerator

The Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) is a non-profit accelerator founded by successful women business owners for women business owners. 


Offers resources, free online trainings, and data to help nonprofits grow.

Columbus Foundation

The Columbus Foundation is The Trusted Philanthropic Advisor® to more than 3,000 individuals, families, and businesses that have created unique funds and planned gifts to make a difference in the lives of others through the most effective philanthropy possible.

Charitable Ohio (Ohio Attorney General)

Official information about starting and maintaining a charity, as well as training resources.

Human Service Chamber of Franklin County

Provides advocacy and resources for nonprofit health and human services agencies in the Columbus region.

Start a Nonprofit Organization in Ohio

Publication from the Ohio Secretary of State detailing information about required filings, incorporation, obtaining tax-exempt status, and other legal matters.

United Way of Central Ohio

Find opportunities to learn, connect, or volunteer with nonprofits focused on basic needs or student success.

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