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Mary Stewart Center for Entrepreneurship

NerdWallet has declared Batesville, Indiana, as the 3rd best place to start a business in Indiana! A culture of entrepreneurship is developing here and the BMPL and Mary Stewart Center for Entrepreneurship are dedicated to taking an active part.

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Access to Small Business Resource Center is like having experts on call 24 hours a day. SBRC covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes. Startup and established businesses alike can find the answers they're looking for from an easy-to-use interface.
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Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All of these courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. BMPL cardholders can enroll in these courses for free. As a library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to enroll in up to five courses per calendar year at no cost. We think you'll find them fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.  Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. The courses listed on the accompanying pages (found here), are designed for people interested in starting their own business.

About the MSCE

The Mary Stewart Center for Entrepreneurship (MSCE) is located in the Batesville Memorial Public Library and maintains the library's open hours. Library visitors are welcome to use any of the materials in the MSCE, however in order to borrow materials one must have a valid Evergreen Indiana library card.

The MSCE collection includes books and magazines with a variety of topics of interest to the small business person or entrepreneur, including marketing strategy and business plan development, home-based business advice, financial information and company research.

Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart was a dedicated and hard-working entrepreneur, realtor and Southeastern Indiana business leader who lived and worked in Batesville.  She was also a loving wife, mother and friend.

Mary passed away in 1998, but her impact and memory live on in the Mary Stewart Center for Entrepreneurship, established in 2000 and named for her.



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    About us

    Library Hours :
    Sunday (During school year) : 1:00 - 5:00 pm
    Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Library District :
    The City of Batesville, Indiana, plus those parts of Laughery and Adams Townships in Ripley County that are in the Batesville School District, and all of Ray Township in Franklin County.

    Mission Statement :
    The mission of the Batesville Memorial Public Library is to help the people of the community in their pursuit of information and education, as well as vocational and recreational endeavors, by providing current materials, services, and programs.

    Contact us
    Batesville Memorial Public Library
    131 N Walnut St
    Batesville, IN 47006
    812.934.6288 (fax)