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Introduction
This guide will help you find the information you need to start, manage or grow your small business. Be sure to read our Small Business FAQ page for more helpful tips and advice.

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Business Source Premier Provides business researchers with highly-refined tools they need in order to conduct sophisticated searches for business content. Help
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Gale Directory Library GDL provides valuable directory information, such as Ward's Business Directory or Encyclopedia of Associations, accessible digitally anytime, anywhere.  Get immediate access to vetted sources, find relevant results quickly, and make informed decisions  all of which can add up to a competitive advantage. Find revenue, compare companies by industry or location, sort by any field, export data for further analysis...the options are endless!

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Gale Virtual Reference Library Instantly access reference eBooks on many subjects. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7!
Reference eBooks

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Legal Forms Access thousands of business, personal, real estate, state specific, federal, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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Regional Business News Provides full text for more than 50 regional business publications, 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
from EBSCOhost

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Offers ready access to Standard & Poor's premium content such as industry surveys, stock reports and fund reports.

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Web Links

Bplans.com
Bplans.com is the largest single collection of free sample business plans online. The site also includes practical advice on planning, informational articles, and interactive tools.

Entrepreneur.com
This popular online and print small business publication offers information to help start, grow or manage a small business.

Morebusiness.com
This site is filled with sample business and marketing plans, templates, contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.

Nolo - Small Business
A leading publisher of legal information, Nolo's website contains information to help businesses and non profits solve their legal problems.

Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) of Ohio are staffed with highly trained business advisors who offer FREE counseling to help with specific business needs.

SBA - Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government. The SBA strives to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small businesses.

SCORE
SCORE—"Counselors to America's Small Business"—is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Get information on Dayton's SCORE chapter at www.daytonscore.org.

Small Business FAQ from WCPL
Our expert business librarians tell you where to find the information most commonly sought by small business owners. This page includes many more helpful links.
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