Resources to Empower Entrepreneurs

The library is here to help local entrepreneurs and small business owners! Whether you’re currently running your own business or aspiring to do so, the library has resources to help you succeed, like the Small Business Reference Center.

The Small Business Reference Center is an online database that offers full text reference books and periodicals, reports, and tools for all relevant areas of business including:

  • Buying/selling a business
  • Managing employees
  • Writing a business plan
  • Taxes
  • Marketing a business
  • Starting a nonprofit
  • And more…

Take the information you learn from the Small Business Reference Center further with LawCheck and ReferenceUSA, two other online databases that are free to use with your Dubuque resident library card.

LawCheck provides simple answers to everyday legal questions covering 11 areas of discipline—including contracts, corporations, and intellectual properties—and state specific information. ReferenceUSA is a nationwide directory database with addresses and phone numbers of businesses, consumers, and residents. Its millions of records are continuously updated and can help you conduct market research, analyze community demographics, generate a mailing list of potential clients, and more.

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