May 20, 2009

Celebrate Small Business Week with Electronic Resources from TPL

May 18 marked the beginning of National Small Business Week. If you currently have a small business, or are considering starting one, here are several electronic resources available from the Troy Public Library that may be of use to you.
  • Small Business Resource Center
    Easily searchable by business topic or type of business, this database from Gale provides a wealth of information to entrepreneurs. It includes several how-to articles that describe how to buy, sell, and finance your business. You can find articles from a large selection of business journals. It also includes many examples of sample business plans.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Through Gale's Virtual Reference Library, TPL has access to all 14 volumes of Business Plans Handbook. Each volume in this series features actual business plans from small businesses throughout North America.

  • Legal Forms
    This database compiles legal forms for a variety of topics, including many for operating a small business. It also includes an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.
All of these resources are available to patrons in the Library. The can also be accessed at home if you have a valid Troy Library card by going to our website and clicking on the "Information On-demand" icon.

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