Most jobs are created by entrepreneurs running small businesses. Yet most entrepreneurs fail within 90 days. Starting a new venture is a very lonely experience. In order to succeed, aspiring entrepreneurs need a supportive community around them.
Local libraries already have necessary infrastructure to support a meeting place for prospective entrepreneurs and to connect them with the community and civic and business leaders. As libraries undergo transformation in the 21st century, why not use them to build “greenhouses” to turn seeds of ideas into saplings of business ventures?