144 West Merrick Road    Freeport, NY  11520    Phone: (516) 379-3274    Fax: (516) 868-9741

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Welcome to the
Business Resource Information Center

In the fall of 2013, the Board of Trustees voted to dedicate the Business Resource Information Center (BRIC) as an area within the Library where current and potential entrepreneurs could find reliable information and resources.

Located on the main floor, BRIC contains a state-of-the-art smart board, specially designed conference table, WIFI, and all of the appropriate connections for mobile devices.  The center is also equipped with a collection of business related books and materials, as well as a computer with customized databases essential for research and business development.

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BRIC also serves as a place where entrepreneurs can acquire the skills and training essential to becoming and remaining competitive in a business environment.  Examples of programs offered include training on effective use of social media, microsoft Office Products, databases, business-to-business networking, and more. 

For more information about BRIC, please contact the committee by email at bric@freeportlibrary.info or by phone at 516-379-3274, ext. 245.

ONE-ON-ONE BUSINESS COUNSELING

Lloyd Clark of the Small Business Development Center is available on Thursdays for one-on-one counseling for those interested in developing a successful business.  By appointment only.  For more information about this service or to schedule an appointment, please contact the ASK Department at 516-379-3274 ext. 505. 

"If you are an entrepreneur looking for inspiration as well as information, Lloyd Clark is the man to see. He takes a holistic approach to business--a rarity these days--and helps you set realistic, doable goals. He is an indispensable resource..." Carol M. 

STARTING AN IMPORT/EXPORT BUSINESS

presented by La Fuerza Unida CDC
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 6:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of starting an import/export business including how to get your product ready for export. You will also get an introduction to e-commerce and discover helpful resources and agencies.

FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS

presented by La Fuerza Unida CDC
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 6:30 p.m.

Learn what lenders are looking for and how to go through the application process, be paper-ready and credit-worthy in order to successfully apply for a loan at any time.

SUMMER MARKET

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come shop at our Summer Market. Interested vendors with products to sell are encouraged to fill out an application at https://tinyurl. com/2020fmlsm. Vendors who register by April 4 will pay the early bird fee of $40. After April 4, the fee will be $50. For more information, please contact the ASK Desk at 516-379-3274, ext. 505 or email bric@freeportlibrary.info.

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