Business, Careers & Nonprofits




Our staff offers guidance in writing polished business plans, connecting with research in the marketplace, identifying networking opportunities and getting the most from online and print resources. Need help? Contact our Business Services Specialist, Camille Hall at, at 937.496.8633 or through the Ask Me Line.


Dayton Metro Library is dedicated to providing workforce development programs, tools and support to help you in every aspect of your career path; whether it’s just starting out, starting over, or improving your skills set.

The information below is intended to help you stay organized and conduct an efficient, effective job search, and improve your skills. You can do it! We can help.

Featured Career Resources

Career Cruising

A resource for exploring career and education options. Self-assessment tests match your skills and interests with career possibilities.

Linkedin Learning

Learn new skills (or keep your skills current) with 4,700+ business, creative and technology courses with expert-led video tutorials.


JobNow offers self-assessments, resume assistance, interview prep, and skills enhancement. Career coaches provide live, one-on-one help.


The library can help you start a nonprofit, find funders, polish your grant proposals and build networks with other nonprofit professionals and local organizations. Have Questions? Contact Nonprofit Services Specialist Jessica Hunter at, at 937.496.8642 or through the Ask Me Line.

Grants for Individuals & Businesses 

Unfortunately, when it comes to grants, there are many rumors and even scams. Most grants are given to established charitable organizations - not to individuals or businesses.

BUSINESS owners should contact the Business Services Specialist Camille Hall at, at 937.496.8633 or through the Ask Me Line.

INDIVIDUALS who need help with housing, medical bills, or other life situations can call the United Way's HelpLink hotline, opens a new window. If you're in the Dayton area, simply dial 2-1-1.

STUDENTS seeking college scholarships might find these websites helpful. Or visit your library to use the Grants for Individuals database, which contains scholarships, fellowships, and stipends for artists and researchers.

Local Grant Resources

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