Small Business Resource Center

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) believes that each resident of Duval County has the right to live in an economically sound community. To that end, JPL’s Small Business Center provides free print materials, e-resources and programs to the residents of Jacksonville to help start and grow small businesses, to find jobs, and to manage their personal finances to achieve economic success.

Small Business Databases

 

Business Collection

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics.  Access to a combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.

Business Insights: Essentials

Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Company fundamentals and investment research reports industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories, and more.

Business Plans Handbook Series

Search hundreds of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. Includes templates, fictional business plans, and a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants.

DemographicsNow Library Edition

Users may run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison or ranking formats. From population and Census data to housing expenditures, users will have access to demographic information such as: Population, income, housing, race, age, education, businesses, retail sales, consumer expenditures, and more.

Gale Directory Library

The Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directory products that particular libraries can choose from. Use it to search, sort and export information from both current directory editions as well as prior editions that are maintained as searchable backfiles. Multiple directories can be cross-searched or users can mine individual directories for the particular kinds of data they contain, such as financial information for companies, circulation figures for publications, and much more.

Insurance and Liability Collection

Insurance and Liability Collection provides access to academic journals and trade publications covering the insurance industry and topics such as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more. The database offers content of interest to individual property owners and multinational corporations alike.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

In-Library Use     **Remote Access     **Library card number must be all caps i.e. FJP000xxxxxxx.

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in the United States and in major international markets. It is a trusted source for insightful information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, hedge funds, and 529 college savings plans.

ReferenceSolutions

ReferenceSolutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. ReferenceSolutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Small Business Collection

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.  Users will find hundreds of full-text subject appropriate periodicals.

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

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