Business & Career Resources

Business Library Card

Local business owners and managers may register for a business card for all employee use. Business cards provide access to all digital resources and up to 100 physical items checked out at any given time.

Return a completed Business Card Application to the Access Services Librarian.

Office Equipment & Software

The West Bend Library provides you with access to scanners, printers, fax machine, computers (Microsoft Suite & Adobe Creative Cloud access), and Wireless Internet.

Meeting Rooms

Large meeting rooms, recreational rooms, and small study rooms all available for use. See our Study Rooms & Room Reservations page for more information.

Books & Courses

Career E-Books

E-book and audiobook collection provided by Wisconsin’s Digital Library

Career Books in Print

Complete catalog of business resources from the Monarch Library System.

Learning Express

Web-based practice tests, tutorials, ebooks, and more that help with career preparation, college admissions, and personal education.

Small business Resources

Business E-Books

E-book and audiobook collection provided by Wisconsin’s Digital Library

Business Books in Print

Complete catalog of business resources from the Monarch Library System.

SE Wisconsin SCORE

The largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation.

Small Business Administration

Funding programs and planning resources.

Small Business Development Center at UWM

A network providing business owners and entrepreneurs a statewide support network that offers no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational plans. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-sized companies and help launch successful new enterprises.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

Free consulting, education, referrals.

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative

Provides access to education, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities for individuals facing traditional financing hardship. This includes women, people of color, veterans, and low-income individuals.

Kiva Funding

Crowdfunding for the underserved. Online platform.

City of West Bend Incentives

Financial incentives for doing business in the City of West Bend.

Industry, Companies & Demographics

Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Provides company profile data.


Find suppliers, buyers, and industry information.

Wisconsin Corporation Search

Registered agent information, current business status, and filing history for Wisconsin businesses. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions provides annual reports and charter documents for a fee.

U.S. Census Data

Data about the nation’s people and economy.

Wisconsin Demographic Services Center

Annual estimates and future projections of the population for all Wisconsin towns, villages, and cities.


Wisconsin economic and labor market information.

City of West Bend Economic Development

Current and future business development projects.

One Stop Business Portal

Wisconsin’s businesses can find the requirements and tools they need to start a business in Wisconsin. When you have finished, your new business will be registered with multiple state agencies – Department of Financial Institutions, the Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development.

Dollar Times

Financial calculators for loans, investments and savings, and personal finance.

Employment & Hiring Assistance


Sample business plans.

Job Center of Wisconsin

Online Job Posting, Employee Search, and Business Information. No fees.


Post job openings for a fee.

Employment Support Resources

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment benefits and workers rights information.

Workforce Development System

Personal assistance for job seekers new to the workforce, re-entering, and transitioning. It is a partnership of organizations, education institutions, and public agencies working together to serve businesses, individuals, and the economy.

Corporate Services

Local employment agency for industrial services.

QPS Employment Group

Local employment agency that specializes in industrial, technical, professional and office staffing.

SEEK Careers

Local employment agency.

Chamber of Commerce

West Bend Chamber of Commerce

Provides promotion, advocacy, networking, and education for community businesses.

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Provides access to capital, advocacy, business development, partnerships, and the RISE 14-week Entrepreneurial Training Program.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

Provides access to capital, assistance with licensing and permits, business planning, and marketing.

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Provides access to capital, counseling, and workshops.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Provides LGBT business advocacy through programs, including: LGBT Business Enterprise Certificate Program, LGBT Workplace Alliance Program, and the Emerging Leaders Program.