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Small Business Resources   Tags: adults, business, entrepreneur, small_biz, small_business, start-up  

Get advice about running a small business.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Browse the library's books on about starting & running a business. Or use these keywords to start your own search!

Online Collections

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  • AtoZdatabases
    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.
  • ReferenceUSA
    Looking to start a business? Find out what your local competition is by searching for similar businesses in the area.

Books for Small Businesses

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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.

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Home-Based Business for Dummies
Call Number: 658.0412 EDW
Covers topics from managing money to legal dos and don'ts to avoiding distractions at home.

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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?

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Ultimate Start-Up Directory
Call Number: 658.1141 STE
This book contains 1500 business start-up ideas, from pet photography to firewood delivery.


Websites for Small Businesses

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Referrals for Small Business Owners

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