Small Business

Information is the foundation of successful business strategies - information about customers, suppliers, competitors, and the business world. The Library provides free access to a wide variety of resources useful to entrepreneurs, small business owners and investors. Remember, your best resource is always your Librarian. contact your Library for expert help.

Many resources for small business, such as Reference USA, are available electronically from our Online Resources page. A current, valid library card is required.

Download Contacts for Entrepreneursa listing of local and regional agencies helpful to small businesses.

Small Business Online Resources

Use these powerful electronic resources to target customers and prospects and to uncover significant information about target customers and prospects.

eBrary: Authoritative e-books in a wide range of entrepreneurial subjects such as Quickbooks, strategic planning, and sales skills. You have instant access to the entire book.

Magazines on Masterfile: General interest magazines, journals, and newspapers covering many subjects.

Morningstar: Research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds and stocks

NCLive - Business Portal: Links to a collection of business and management resources from NC Live.

Proquest Central: Detailed business information from thousands of trade and scholarly journal articles. Identify trends in your industry, know what your customers needs are, and stay ahead of the curve in this changing business world.

Reference USA: Download custom call lists and prospect lists with this database of 24 million U.S. businesses including over 18,000 businesses right here in Forsyth County. Find in-depth market reports, including industry analysis and detailed financial information with OneSource.

Simply Map: Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional, quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

Value Line: Over 1,700 stocks and 99 industries are analysed in this investment newsletter.

Sign up for our Business & Industry Nextreads monthly e-newsletter Receive bi-weekly e-mail updates about new and subject-specific titles from the Library and learn about business related events happening throughout the Forsyth County Public Library system.

Free Meeting Rooms: Forsyth County Public Library offers an assortment of free meeting spaces in our facilities. Reservations can be made online after agreeing to our Meeting Room Policy.