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Businesses are a key component of the community in Midland and the Midland Public Library is here to support them.


The Library now subscribes to LinkedIn Learning, offering access to an extensive  library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Head to our Business & Careers e-resources page to login or create a LinkedIn Learning account using your MPL card number and PIN.

Are you looking to start a business? Here are some resources that may help get you started:



Build Your Business – Virtual 1-1 Research and Referrals

Interested in starting or building your small business or entrepreneurship idea, but don’t know where to start? We can be your point of connection to all the great resources available for new or expanding business owners, saving you time! We can also introduce you to the great resources available via your Library, like Simply Analytics, LinkedIn Learning, and more.

Email Faith at [email protected] or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to book your FREE virtual 1-1 today.

You can also stay up to date by joining our Build Your Business group on Facebook.


Artrepreneur delivers a unique business development program with the needs of the creative entrepreneur in mind. Delivered in partnership with the York Region Arts Council.

Open to entrepreneurs in all art disciplines, as well as those working at the intersection of art, technology, and innovation including, but not limited to: Performance Arts, Visual and Media Arts (including Film/Video, Dance, Music, Multidisiplinary, Craft, Theatre & Literary Arts.
Participants (fellows) must actively practice or operate as an independent artist, leader of an arts group/non-profit organization, or the founder/owner of a creative business.

The Core program consists of 12 in-class weekly, 3-hour workshops delivered by experts on marketing, finance, goal setting, and partnerships for
creative entrepreneurs. An EXPO will take place at the end, where the participants will present their venture to friends, family, peers, community members and potential customers.

Visit for more information.


Send Us Your Suggestions!

If you have any suggestions for business programs, resources, ideas for how we can support your business or would like to volunteer to provide some business programming, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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