MeL Business Takes off as Huge Resource in Greater Lansing

The Michigan eLibrary, otherwise known as MeL, is Michigan’s online library resource. With origins dating back from 1992, this free service allows Michigan residents to access a number of highly useful books, articles, photos and research information at no cost. Michigan residents can also order books, DVD’s and more from participating MeLCat libraries. They can also find historical records and get information to those in specific areas of education and the workplace.

In July 2016, MeL debuted MeL Business with emphasis on powerful tools that can help Michigan businesses start, grow, support and succeed.  MeL Business was made with the purpose to “Explore core eResources, identify key partners, conduct research, and connect with your local library to succeed in running your business.” Those interested can watch a series of four videos on the portal page to find out how MeL Business can work for you or you can visit MeL’s YouTube channel.

Especially for small businesses and those who work in business development, MeL Business provides data and information rich resources for starting, growing and maintaining a business, as well as best practices. Having a free resource with this valuable information can help create better local economies and assist with economic development in Michigan.

On September 13, 2016, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., MeL will be doing a Twitter Chat in support of MeL Business and invite you to join in to learn more about the portal and the amazingly useful resources it contains that can help you either start or grow a business. Reach MeL using Twitter and use the hashtag #MeLBizChat

The Michigan eLibrary is a program of the Library of Michigan, part of the Michigan Department of Education. Funding for MeL is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State of Michigan.



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Deb Renee Biggs

Deb Renee Biggs

Deb Renee Biggs is the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) & Outreach Coordinator at the Library of Michigan, part of the Michigan Department of Education. She works to market and promote the various resources in MeL to those who can best benefit from no-cost access to reliable, vetted and information rich content. Biggs has most recently been working on and promoting MeL Business, the portal newly redesigned to assist Michigan business owners and entrepreneurs.

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