2 Great Tools for Small Businesses

2 Great Tools for Small Businesses

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Start or grow your small business

The library is a great place for entertainment and personal fulfillment, but did you know that the library also has tools for small businesses? Whether you’re looking to start a small business or grow the one you already own, Small Business Reference Center and ReferenceUSA can help.  Read on to find out more.

Check out these free tools

Small Business Reference Center

Do you own a small business, or do you hope to? In either case, this online resource is for you. This database is a comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about running a small business: business plans, marketing plans, tax information and more.

Small Business Reference Center database


Paying for market research can get expensive.  Try the do-it-yourself approach with this database.  Learn about your competition and discover potential customers!

ReferenceUSA database

Other tools for businesses

The library also has tons of books for small businesses, so be sure to explore those as well. We also have mobile printers, faxes, and computers available for public use.

We also have a wide variety of business and finance magazines available in our branches as well as online using the RBdigital app.

covers of business magazines


Small Business Reference Center and ReferenceUSA are great, free tools for small businesses. Best of all, you can use them online from anywhere. All you need to get started is your library card. If you don’t have one already, stop in at any branch or apply online for an eCard.  If you need help accessing any of these tools, don’t forget, your best resource is your local library staff!

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Jordan Williams is a Library Assistant Specialist for the Clermont County Public Library system. She has a Master of Arts degree in English: Rhetoric & Composition and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Certificate in Strategic Communication. Her favorite part of working in a library is having access to a large collection of materials and helping others find something they will enjoy.

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