Business and Financial Research
Mount Prospect Public Library has a wide selection of business resources in print and online. Browse journals, newspapers, and newsletters found in the Business Reading Room or use the Business Reference collection for research. The Business Reference Librarian can help with special research questions.
Find out what MPPL can do for you and your business!
The Mount Prospect Public Library wants to help you and your business by providing information and help in utilizing our innovative financial and business resources. Tools and tips to help ensure business success in Mount Prospect — education, mentoring, marketing opportunities — are all available by making a Reference Appointment with Joe Collier, Business Reference Librarian.
For more information, contact Joe at 847-253-5675 or email at email@example.com.
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The following sites are Free Web Resources
Associations & Organizations
Illinois Real Time Corporate/LLC Information Search (State of Illinois)
Directories and Marketing
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers (Thomas Register)
Everyday Law for Everyday People (Nolo)
FindLaw for Business (Part of the West Group)
EPA Small Business Gateway (Environmental Protection Agency)
Illinois Business Forms (Cyberdrive Illinois: State of Illinois)
Startup & Development
Illinois Entrepreneurship Network (Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity – DCEO)
SBA Small Business Startup Toolkit (United States Small Business Administration)
SBDCNet (National Information Clearinghouse)
Small Business Help: kits and free news (AllBusiness.com)
Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business in Illinois (State of Illinois)
Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College (Harper College)
BPlans.com (Palo Alto Software Inc.)
An Essential Guide to SWOT Analysis (FormSwift)
Investor.gov (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
FINRA Investor Education
BBB Get More Money Now (Better Business Bureau)
Save and Invest
The Motley Fool