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Small Business FAQ
Get detailed guidance on finding important information to help your small business be successful. The FAQ covers demographics, patents, trademarks, business plans, licenses, financing, taxes, and much more. Direct links to online resources are provided.

Business-focused Research Guides from Research Central
Business Research Request Form
Complete this online form with your specific business information requests. A librarian will research your topic and send you the information.

Small Business Seminars
Attend seminars on sales, back-office functions, front-office functions and more. We partner with Dayton SCORE to provide seminars taught by experienced professionals.

Premium Databases
Access them from anywhere, for free, with your library card! We pay the subscription fee for you! Create a targeted list of potential customers, research an industry, train your workforce, or profile your competition. To access the databases, choose a Research Guide from the list above or choose a database from the complete alphabetical list of databases in Research Central.
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  • Business Source Premier
  • Value Line
  • Morningstar
  • S&P Net Advantage
  • Legal Forms
  • Transparent Language Online
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