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Small Business and Entrepreneurs Collection

About the Small Business and Entrepreneurs Collection

For years, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and people interested in working for themselves have been relying on the resources of the Central Library to find the information and support they need for their small businesses. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, the Central Library has injected new life into the existing business resources collection and hosts classes & events related to small business and market research.

Sign up for our Business email newsletter, or check out our online resources for business.

How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact Tana Elias, Web Resources Coordinator, at 266-4953 or to

  • Suggest complimentary programming
  • Start a business book club
  • Ask about donating materials
  • Refer a speaker


Sustainable LivingSupport your favorite collections with a donation to the Madison Public Library Foundation! Designate a gift to a specific branch or collection when you donate online (fill in the branch or collection in the "In honor of" box). Or, mail your contribution to:

Madison Public Library Foundation
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

and designate a branch or collection in the check's memo. Please contact Jennifer Collins, Executive Director, at (608) 266-6318 or with questions.

About the Madison Community Foundation

The Madison Community Foundation has supported Dane County’s public library system with over $5 million in donations for collections, programs and capital campaigns since 2000, including a total of 27 collection grants awarded to Madison and Dane County Libraries.

"It’s simple - great libraries make great communities. We continue to support this wonderful asset and are thrilled to see the collections grow and be shared so widely across the county," says Kathleen Woit, President of the Madison Community Foundation.

Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates and manages long-term philanthropy. Since 1942, the foundation staff has helped people realize their philanthropic goals, allowing them to support charitable interests anywhere in the world. The community foundation also awards grants throughout Dane County to build communities.