This week MPPL rolled out a number of new web resources from Gale.
- Gale General OneFile is an article database. You can search it directly here, or search it with our other article databases in Article Finder.
- Gale Business Insights: Global is designed for professionals, entrepreneurs, students, and general researchers, delivering comprehensive international business intelligence, compiled into a logical, usable context.
- Gale Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers from its mobile responsive experience.
Do you own a local business or are thinking of starting one? Well, if you don’t already know about SCORE—you should! The SCORE Association, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA), is a national not-for-profit organization with 320+ chapters and 11,000+ volunteer mentors throughout the United States. SCORE volunteer mentors are successful current and former executives and business owners representing many skill areas and industries. They can help you with questions like: How do I start a business? Where can I obtain funding for my business? How can I grow my existing business? How can I manage my cash flow? How can I use social media in my marketing efforts?
SCORE mentors work with you one on one to help you with your business challenges, advising clients about options for loans and other types of business financing. SCORE and the SBA do not provide financing directly, but often they can help point you in the right direction in where to look.
Free mentoring is now available by appointment at Mount Prospect Public Library the first and third Wednesdays of every month. You can find more information and register for a mentoring session here at MPPL at https://chicago.score.org/content/find-mentor-224. Just search using the MP zip code 60056. Feel free to contact Business Reference Librarian Joe Collier with any questions!
ReferenceUSA provides fast online access to critical reference and research information. This quality data can help you:
- Search for jobs by skills, location and industry
- Find Business opportunities
- Research executives and companies worldwide
- Track down addresses and phone numbers
- Locate out of town companies