Research Guide - Databases, Books & Web Links
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. We also offer free Small Business Seminars at the Library.
Can't find a database? Try the alphabetical listing!
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.
This popular online and print small business publication offers information to help start, grow or manage a small business.
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—"Counselors to America's Small Business"—is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.
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.