|AtoZdatabases : 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: 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.|
|Entrepreneurship/Small Business Resource Center - Search this database to learn how to plan, start, fund and 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 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.
|Gale Ebooks - Read books about business topics online in the Gale Ebooks Collection. For home access: enter your library card number.|
|Business 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
- Florida Small Business Development Center Network – Delivers consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy.
- Enterprise Florida, Inc. – Partnership between Florida’s government & business leaders.
- Florida Chamber of Commerce
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
- Starting a Business in Florida – Information from the Florida Department of State.
- Sunbiz – Florida Division of Corporations’ online information center.
Local Business Links
- City of Tarpon Springs Dept of Economic Development
- Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce
- Pinellas County Economic Development
- SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) – Business training, counseling, and mentoring by retired executives. Connect with the local Pinellas County Chapter.
- Tampa Bay Partnership – A partnership between 11 regional economic development organizations, 150 public and private local businesses, and other stakeholders encompassing eight counties.
- Thomas Register (ThomasNet) – Find over 610,000 qualified manufacturers, distributors, MRO providers and custom manufacturers. Source over 100 million components, parts, raw materials, equipment and more.
- Better Business Bureau
- Business Owner’s Toolkit from BizFilings – Downloadable business forms, business plans, human resources forms, advice, and more.
- NASE – National Association for the Self-Employed
Business Journals and Periodicals
Subscribed Titles in the Library:
- Barron’s Weekly
- Best’s Review
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- DRIP Investor
- The Economist
- Kiplinger Letter
- Kiplinger Tax Letter
- The Outlook
- Tampa Bay Business Journal
- Value Line Investment Survey
- Value Line Selection & Opinion
- Value Line Small & Mid-Cap Edition