Do you own a small business? Are you looking to open a franchise or home-based business? Check here for useful resources to help you get started and manage your small business ventures.
Last Updated: May 2, 2013
Browse the library's books on about starting & running a business. Or use these keywords to start your own search!
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A robust tool that can help you research companies, scope out the competition, discover potential clients or find your next job.
- Business Dateline
Read business-related magazines and newspapers.
- Business Insights: Essentials
Research and compare companies and industries.
- Business Source Premier
Search hundreds of business magazines and journals for full-text articles.
- Gale Directory Library
Provides access to two premier directories, The Encyclopedia of Associations, which offers detailed information on nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope and Brands and Their Companies, which offers complete coverage of more than 426,000 U.S. consumer brands; 115,000 manufacturers, importers or distributors.
- Legal Forms Library
This site offers thousands of Ohio-specific and national legal forms spanning a variety of common concerns, including copyright, financial statements, and small businesses.
Looking to start a business? Find out what your local competition is by searching for similar businesses in the area.
Business Forms on File
Call Number: 651.29 BUS (Does not circulate)
A loose-leaf collection of forms intended for non-profit, educational or private reproduction and use. Includes basic contracts, employment applications, invoices, etc.
Home Office and Small Business Answer Book
Call Number: 658.0412 ATT
Written in a Q & A format, this book covers every FAQ you can think of, such as What is venture capital and How many responses do magazine ads get?
Ultimate Start-Up Directory
Call Number: 658.1141 STE
This book contains 1500 business start-up ideas, from pet photography to firewood delivery.
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- Commercial Photography by Chris Staley
Professional Commercial Photographer with over 15 years experience. In house studio or on location. Full photography services.
- Clay Creative Results by Alicia Polette
Integrated Marketing communications. We provide advertising/PR, Promotions, Direct Marketing, Video/Flash, Interactive/Web, Photography, Packaging, Branding/Logo, Trade Show, Training, and Corporate marketing materials.
- Logo Tournament by Tamara
Start a bidding war between 100s of graphic designers to design your logo! An inexpensive way to find branding for your business.
- Manta Company Profiles & Information by Pamela Springer
Our site is free and you can look up information on small and large companies... for free.
- Risk Management by Nicole Raffay
Risk Management from LexisNexis provides professionals with a comprehensive collection of intelligence and analytics they need to protect and grow their organization.
- Red Flag Rules by Nicole Raffay
Red Flags Rule from LexisNexis can help business owners comply with the FACT Act Identity Theft Red Flags Rule. Reveal patterns, practices and suspicious activities that may indicate the possibility of identity theft.
- Social Enterprise by Ava Cambellini
The Social Enterprise is the future of business success. The social Web is changing the way businesses communicate with customers. This can help uncover new opportunities and build trust.
- Company Profile Directory by Nicole Raffay
LexisNexis CorporateAffiliations provides insight on nearly 1 million global public and private company profiles.
- Myron Promotional Products by Sara Morris
Myron manufactures quality, custom promotional products and works with closely with businesses to integrate these items into marketing mix.
- IT Support Services by Alyssa Hannigan
All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc. is the largest IT services company for small to medium-sized businesses. Offers computer and network consulting, design, maintenance and much more.
- Merchant Services by Chase Paymentech
Chase Paymentech is a trusted payment processing partner for over 25 years. We offer small businesses the knowledge, innovative technology and excellent customer service to help you meet your business goals.
- Non-disclosure agreement by Rocket Lawyer
Rocket Lawyer's free non-disclosure agreement is an essential tool for businesses looking to protect their confidential information. Our commitment to affordable and accessible legal services is at the heart of everything we do.