Business Startup

Looking to get a small business running or need help with your startup? Shasta Public Libraries has resources to help you succeed. Stop by during Small Business Support Office Hours to get personalized help for all of your business questions. Visit the Create It! Space and use the equipment. Attend a Beginner Computer Class to get help in going digital. Reserve meeting rooms for your meetings or events. Have a podcast or want to get one going? Use the podcasting studio, Studio C, for free!

Library Services

Small Business Support

Wednesdays @ 10am-1pm

1st & 3rd Wednesday: Redding Library Foundation Room
2nd & 4th Wednesday: Burney Library Community Room

Entrepreneurs and small business owners, meet with an SBDC or Women’s Business Center at JEDI advisor at the Redding Library and Burney Library.

We encourage you to call (530) 222-8323 to make an appointment.​

Providing free marketing, financial, and other business-related assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses in Shasta County.


*Availability based on library branch.

Call (530) 245-7252 for details.

Library Resources

EBSCOhost Explora Database

  • Access thousands of current magazines, newspapers, trade journals, primary source documents, and reference books. Perfect for writing research papers and reports.

America’s News (NewsBank)

  • Local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers — all in one easy-to-search database.


  • Access eBooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines. Download the Libby app: northnet.overdrive.com


  • Online tutoring and training. Includes a writing lab.

Local Resources

Shasta Cascade Small Business Development Center

  • A nonprofit organization that provides confidential, no-cost business consulting and affordable training to small and medium-sized business owners and managers.

Redding Chamber of Commerce

Superior California Economic Development

  • Commercial real estate loans and refinancing, business loans, and economic development planning.

Shasta College Business Training Center

  • They provide workforce training services to businesses in the private and public sectors throughout Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity counties. Large or small, they help businesses of all sizes and from a wide range of industries — manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, construction, and small businesses.

Shasta County Economic Development Corporation

  • EDC’s role is to retain and expand the primary industry base of Shasta County’s regional economy.

Smart Business Resource Center

  • Assists job seekers in finding employment, career exploration, and job training. Assists businesses with start-up, expansion, and retention by providing access to skilled job seekers and employee training.

Startup Redding

  • An organization of entrepreneurs, designers, developers, makers, and inventors.

JEDI / Women’s Business Center at JEDI

  • JEDI increases the economic well-being of people and communities through local wealth creation. Serves women and men starting and growing businesses. Provides training, coaching, financial services, loan services, and moral support to entrepreneurs.


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