A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Great for entrepreneurs and students alike!
Connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data, leveraging Census data, consumer expenditures, retail spending, and Mosaic Lifestyle market segmentation groupings to helps users "crunch" data in easy-to-use report formats.
Gale Business: Plan Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.
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!
A LinkedIn Company A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With over 4,500 courses to choose from, create a profile to keep track of your successes and tailor the course listings to your skill set.
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from CFRA Access independent and forward-focused investment analysis, market commentary, news, and data with CFRA’s essential analytical tools for industry reports, and stock and fund reports. Stay on top of changes in the markets so you can make informed investment decisions, track strategies to maximize returns, and deliver clear investment insights.
Powered by Hoover''s, a D&B Solution, Mergent Intellect is a flexible web-based application featuring a deep collection of worldwide business information on over 100 million global private businesses. Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts & figures, executive contact information, census data, a job search solution, enhanced people and business search, access industry profiles and more.
from EBSCO LearningExpress A highly-acclaimed, comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, eBooks, and high-stakes test preparation — modeled after official tests. The assessment & training center is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.
from EBSCOhost Exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.
Statista.com is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Great for business owners, students, and curious people alike!
Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform. All content is focused on technology and includes content that teaches mobile, front-end and back-end web development in a variety of programming languages.
To create or reactivate your Treehouse account, submit this form. Once your request is processed, Treehouse will send an invitation email to get started. Online account is required. If you already have an active WCPL account with Treehouse, please log in here. If you are under the age of 13, a parent or guardian must create this account.
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.
LinkedIn ProFinder LinkedIn's new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
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.
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.