Business Resources

 

Databases

AtoZdatabasesAtoZdatabases : Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists - This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the United States. Free tools for email marketing, job search, mailing lists and sales leads, people look-up, and business profiles. For home access: enter your library card number.
Business Insights: EssentialsBusiness Insights: Essentials - Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports. Features a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of the diverse business research community. This database is part of the Florida Electronic Library. For home access: enter your library card number.
Small Business Resource CenterSmall Business Resource Center - Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. This database is part of the Florida Electronic Library. For home access: enter your library card number.
Demographics NowDemographics Now Library Edition - Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more. Reporting capability allows you to rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports to help you make informed and accurate decisions. This database is part of the Florida Electronic Library. For home access: enter your library card number.

eBooks

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryRead books about business topics online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library. For home access: enter your library card number.
Business Plans HandbookBusiness Plans Handbook (Series of 34 Volumes): Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants. This ebook is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Federal Business Links

  • Business USA – A centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access government services to help them grow and hire.
  • U.S. Department of Labor – Responsible for wage and hour standards, occupational safety, unemployment insurance benefits, and economic statistics.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration – Provides support to small businesses and entrepreneurs. They provide information on starting and managing a business, loans and grants, and training.
  • Grants.gov – A centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. The system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

State Business Links

Local Business Links

Other Services


Business Journals and Periodicals

Subscribed Titles in the Library:

  • Barron’s Weekly
  • Best’s Review
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • DRIP Investor
  • The Economist
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Inc.
  • Kiplinger Letter
  • Kiplinger Tax Letter
  • Money
  • Moneyletter
  • The Outlook
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • Value Line Investment Survey
  • Value Line Selection & Opinion
  • Value Line Small & Mid-Cap Edition

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