Update for chamber members

BOCA RATON, FL (September 15, 2021) – The Boca Raton Public Library is expanding its services with the launch of ConnectUp / StartUp, a suite of programs, courses, and resources for creative entrepreneurs, small business owners, job seekers, and online students. The library will begin this new initiative through a partnership with the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) to provide free access to libraries as Launchpads, an innovative program to accelerate business ideas.

Creative Startups, a leading international business accelerator company (, is working with libraries across the country to offer a 5-week course for entrepreneurs called Libraries as Launchpads. This self-directed program quickly leads potential entrepreneurs from a good idea to an effective business concept, including perfecting a compelling description, identifying a customer pool, promoting business connections, and finding reliable resources to take the next step to success.

“Libraries have always provided self-directed learning, workforce development and business support, and we are excited to be partnering with Creative Startups on this groundbreaking program,” said Sally Clark, MBA and Certified Launchpad Librarian, Boca Raton Public Library. “Our goal is to strengthen the links between the library and other community organizations that help small businesses and entrepreneurs bring ideas to life.”

Participants can apply for the Creative Startups program from DATE to DATE and the course starts on DATE. After the application window has expired, an information event will take place for all participants, but applicants can also send questions to Sally Clark by email at [email protected]. Further information can be found on the ConnectUp / StartUp website of the library at

The Boca Raton Public Library provides excellent library services, resources, and programs that meet the educational, recreational, cultural, and informational needs of library users for the Boca Raton community.

400 NW 2nd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432

1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

(561) 393-7852

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