Spokane Public Library

The Spokane Public Library has one of the most comprehensive free business research collections of any public library in the nation.


Covering a broad range of business topics, the Spokane Public Library offers an exhaustive set of business research tools. Ranging from business formation to sales lead development to market research to competitive analysis to business planning assistance to fundraising, the library quite likely has a tool that can help move your business idea forward. Services offered by this organization are listed below. This provider specializes in the areas listed in bold.

Services Provided

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Demographic and Census Data (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Grow Your Number of Customers
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investors
  • Equity Funding
  • Financial Statement and Cash Flow
  • Non-Traditional Financing
  • Venture Capital Providers

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)
  • Industry Data (Specialty)
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data (Specialty)
  • Trade Journals (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Life Sciences Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Nonprofit Development

  • Fund Development (Specialty)
  • Grant Writing
  • Nonprofit Formation/Status


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling

Events and Community Building

  • Business Competitions/Pitch Events/Hackathon/Startup Week or Weekends
  • Connect with Other Businesses Like Yours
Contact Information
Mark Pond
906 W. Main Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201