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You'll find books, DVDs and other resources in the library catalog under the following subject headings:
Small Business – Finance
Small Business – Taxation
E-books & Audiobooks
Visit the Library's digital media site for downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Books are available in a variety of formats and may be transferred to a device. There are many titles listed under Featured Collections - View all Subjects - Business.
Online Research Tools
Encyclopedia of Small Business: Entrepreneurs will gain how-to information that they can apply to their own business including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, human resource issues and more.
Small Business Reference Center: Use this resource to learn about business basics such as starting a company, operations management, sales and more. Search by business areas and find information by business types.
Funding Your Small Business
Business.gov: Find Federal, state and local governments financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: This web site is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
The Entrepreneur Money: A web site offering information on managing and raising funds for a business. There is also information on buying and selling businesses. “Financing: Where to Find It”: This article from Inc. Magazine gives an overview of your financing options, and provides some good examples on how to secure the financing your growing company needs.
My Own Business, Inc.: A free course geared toward the entrepreneur who wants to start his or her own business, and the individual who has an established small business and would like to see that business grow and expand. One section of the course focuses on how to finance a business.
Small Business Administration: Obtaining financing for your small business can be an important element in building your company into a strong and thriving organization. This section of the Small Business Administration website will explain basic financial concepts you need to know before you apply for SBA financial assistance.
Managing Your Finances
D&B D-U-N-S Number: Get one for your business. It's a unique nine-digit sequence recognized as the universal standard for identifying and keeping track of over 100 million businesses worldwide.
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts: There are many things to consider in valuing your small business. You may want to find a trained, certified expert through this organization.
Small Business Administration: Seek help to start, build and grow your business. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States.