The Chicago Public Library has resources to not only help get your business started, but help your business grow once up and running.
Here are just a few of the free resources available with your Chicago Public Library card:
– Business Plans Handbooks Database, hundreds of actual business plans which are a model to help you write your own
– Reference USA, a database listing companies throughout the United States, allowing you to create a list of competitors in your zip code or create a mailing list to potential customers
– Access to hundreds of articles from business newspapers and journals, like the Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, this will allow you to search articles about your industry or any other business topic
– Access to hundreds of books about every aspect of small business including, marketing, hiring and motivating employees
Get down to business at the Chicago Public Library. Click here for more information.
Visit the Business Department located on the 4th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center.