The Exchange of Ives Squared has many resources and programs catered to entrepreneurs, specifically focusing on local change-makers in the New Haven area. We strive to offer the public the content they need when trying to start their ventures from the beginning idea stage to implementation and beyond. Our goal in helping entrepreneurs is to foster relationships with innovative patrons looking to create something exciting for the community and get entrepreneurs to access to offerings that can help in this aim.  One resource Ives Squared is proud to offer is our EIR (Entrepreneur-in-Residence), a resident entrepreneur with the experience and connections needed to get entrepreneur started in their journeys and give them a helping hand as they continue to create, mold, and establish their ventures.

The EIR offers free monthly programs to the community to help a greater audience learn about and access what the library provides and spread their expertise to the public on various topics in business and entrepreneurship. Personal one-on-one office hours are an added benefit to the residency, as this creates an opportunity to establish more personal relationships for those seeking assistance and guidance.  

The Ives Squared Exchange works with many community partners to expand our reach and offerings to entrepreneurs of all types and in all stages, including with SCORE, CTNext, KNOWN, the WBDC, Collab, and the New Haven Innovation Collaborative, among others. With so many local organizations teaming up with us to ensure the goals of Ives Squared are met, entrepreneurs can be confident that working with us is one of the best ways to access information, database resources, knowledge, mentorship, and funding opportunities.  

Lastly, the entrepreneur-focused business databases we have for free with your library card can help you in numerous ways—they include Mergent Intellect, Statista,, SEMrush, Gale Business Plan Builder, and more!

We know starting a business can be intimidating. Everything the Ives Squared Exchange offers is meant to help those looking to take on this task to help others and build a strong network of small businesses in the New Haven community.

Get your Business Noticed Online with SEMrush: Digital Toolbox Database Spotlight 

Friday, February 19th, 12-1pm 

Featured Speaker: Giulia Gambale 

Feel like your business is invisible online? Attend this webinar for our featured database for February “SEMrush” to learn how to use the platform to increase your online visibility and GET SEEN! Frequent user Giulia Gambale of KNOWN Coworking will take you through example searches showing you all the valuable information offered for free by SEMrush including SEO, PPC, content, social media, and competition research 

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Learn about New Haven’s evolving food entrepreneur resources while sampling startup product prototypes & other local treats at home.

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

New Haven Food Entrepreneur Resource Map