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Interest: Business & Entrepreneurs

Business Help During Covid-19

Published: May 27, 2020

Covid-19 business resources, grants, and reopening support.


Grants now available for Washtenaw County Small Business Owners Impacted by Covid-19

Published: March 25, 2020

Ann Arbor SPARK, the Greater Washtenaw Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, and the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College are now collaborating to provide up to $2500 to Businesses in need through the Washtenaw Small Business Resiliency Fund. Washtenaw County businesses must meet specific criteria to qualify: • The business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19. • The business must have a physical presence in Washtenaw County. • The business owner’s annual personal income must be less than $81,000. • The business must have 10 employees or …


Small Business Info and Resources during Covid-19

Published: March 25, 2020

A2Y Chamber has put together a wealth of information and local resources for small businesses dealing with the fallout of Covid-19


Income Taxes during Covid-19

Published: March 16, 2020

Covid-19 has severely impacted our patrons getting their taxes done through the dependable AARP Tax Aide volunteers. In addition to the library being closed temporarily, AARP has also suspended the Tax Aide program indefinitely. While our hope is that things will get back to normal, here are some suggestions and resources in the meantime: ***UPDATE 3/20/20: The federal filing deadline has been extended to July 15 for individual returns, including self-employed individuals, and all entities other than C-Corporations, such as trusts or estates.  For more information see IRS press release.  No extensions need to be filed. If you are getting …


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Engaging with YDL in light of the Coronavirus

Published: March 13, 2020

Ypsilanti District Library will close all of its locations beginning at 6 pm today (March 13) with a preliminary plan to reopen on April 14.


Everyone’s A Writer: Introducing Ypsi Writes

Published: September 5, 2019

Ypsi Writes will host drop-in hours at all YDL locations offering help with any type of writing, and present writing workshops where both experienced and aspiring writers can learn various forms, from memoirs to résumés to poetry.


Legal Advice
Free Legal Advice Day CANCELLED

Published: April 15, 2019

Get twenty minutes of free legal advice from the New Lawyers Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association in celebration of National Law Day on Wednesday, May 1st.  Consultations will take place at YDL-Michigan between 10am and 3:30pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 734-996-3229, starting April 16th.  Walk-ins welcome as time allows.


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Scholarships for Skilled Trades Workers and Better-World Entrepreneurs

Published: January 7, 2019

9 scholarships are available for Michigan residents to pursue technical education or realize their dream of being an entrepreneur who makes a community impact.


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Pitch Ypsi 2018 Seeks New Entrepreneurs

Published: November 9, 2018

Got a great business idea? Trying to grow your early-stage business? Win up to $5k at Pitch Ypsi!


Small Business Reference Center

Planning, financing, and managing a business.

Regional Business News

Regional business publications.

Legal Information Reference Center

Designed for the general public, includes thousands of legal forms.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small businesses topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

Meet Our TEDxYDL Speakers

Published: September 17, 2018

Eleven local speakers will take the stage at TEDxYDL, presenting some of our community’s next big ideas in ten compelling 8-minute talks. TEDxYDL is organized by the Ypsilanti District Library and will take place at Riverside Art Center on Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm.


TEDxYDL Seeks Speakers for Third Annual Event

Published: June 29, 2018

TEDxYDL will feature inspiring stories and big ideas from the Ypsilanti area. Are you ready to take the TEDx stage?


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Is Co-working for you? An interview with Clayton Smith of GoWork CoWork Ypsilanti

Published: March 31, 2018

There are two active co-working spaces in downtown Ypsilanti and another on the way. Is this office-sharing trend right for you?


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Tax time again! Useful information from the IRS and State of Michigan

Published: February 8, 2018

Really, there IS useful tax information on and Taxes-a word we all hear a lot this time of year.  Benjamin Franklin wrote in a 1789 letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I’d rather not talk about death, so let’s make this about taxes. The 2018 tax season runs from January 29-April 17, 2018. If you’re running a business, you’re busy, we get that. No worries!  You’ll find a wealth of information online, from the …


Demographics Now

Comprehensive business and demographic information for researchers and entrepreneurs.

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Value Line

With accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets, and stocks, Value Line gives you the tools to make smarter, more profitable decisions and to evaluate investments with confidence.

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