Learn how to start or grow your business.

Do you dream of owning your own business? Get the help you need to get started at your Pierce County Library! From planning and writing your business plan to market research to finding financing and managing your dream, we are here to help.

Library Resources

Enjoy these resources free with your library card.

Gale Business Insights: Global >

Compare global economies, countries and industries.

Additional Resources

Businessimpactnw.org >

Find resources for business planning, funding and one-on-one mentoring with BINW – a great partner in your entrepreneurial journey! BINW’s mission is growing businesses that create jobs in underserved communities.


Access to state and federal capital, education, and other resources to help minority-owned businesses grow and thrive in Washington State!


Join Tacoma’s home for the startup community.  Bringing together entrepreneurial leaders, venture capital, corporate, and local government to advance our goal of helping the South Sound region become the best home for innovation and creative new companies.

Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board (EDB) >

Explore this comprehensive site featuring everything relevant to businesses in Pierce County, from current legislation, a brick-and-mortar location finder, and local industry landscape to costs of living and doing business here, local arts and attractions and other things that draw consumers and entrepreneurs alike!