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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:



Virtual – Mighty Marketing for Small Business

Tuesdays in October, 7pm 

Join us for a learning series celebrating small business month, with a focus on marketing skills for creative entrepreneurs.

October 5 – Don Bourne – Developing Your Value Proposition

October 12 – Jim Lowe – Digital Marketing

October 19 – Ian McIntosh & Joanne Lougheed – Start Making Videos

October 26 – Adrian Sauvageot – Using Etsy to Make Your Hobby a Business

This webinar series is a collaboration between the Culture Alliance, Midland Public Library, and the Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 705-526-7884 or

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, online learning, and more.

Email Faith at 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 Simcoe County

Are you an ARTIST or CREATIVE?  Be your own boss and turn your passion into a business.  Artrepreneur is a multi-week program designed to equip artists and arts administrators with vital business skills and to connect them with other creatives.
For more information or to be notified when the application process opens, contact

Artrepreneur is a partnership between the Culture Alliance in the Heart of Georgian Bay, the York Region Arts Council, Tourism Simcoe County, Midland Public Library, and the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation.


  • Applicant is an independent artist, Director/President of an arts group/non-profit organization or the Founder/Owner of a creative business
  • All arts disciplines, design and those working at the intersection of art, technology & innovation
  • Actively practicing and/or in operation for two consecutive years or more
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to commute and attend weekly sessions


Subject matter expert guest lecturers and Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship mentors.


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

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