These online information resources can help you find the reliable answers you need. All you need is a library card to access most of them from home because they’re made available by your public library, the South Central Library System, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) through the BadgerLink project, and LSTA funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. As an added bonus you also can turn to a librarian for additional help at your public library.

What are you looking for?

Q -- “We’re starting a new business in our community and we want to check out the competition. Can you show us how to find other businesses that provide a similar service?”

A -- Generate lists of companies by geography, type of company, or other criteria with AtoZdatabases or ReferenceUSA (available only through subscribing libraries).

Q -- “Our company needs to implement a continuing education program for employees. Where do we start, and what are some important considerations we should make?’”

A -- For shorter reading, use EBSCOHost to find a list of magazine and newspaper articles on the topic. For more in-depth reading, search eBooks on EBSCOhost.

Q -- “Where can I get information about establishing an employee compensation program?”

A -- For shorter reading, use EBSCOHost to find a list of magazine and newspaper articles on the topic. For more in-depth reading, search eBooks on EBSCOhost. You can even listen to a book on this and other management topics with OverDrive.

Q -- “I’d like to expand my business by creating an online store, but I’m not sure where to begin. What type of equipment is required, and how much will it cost?”

A -- For shorter reading, use EBSCOHost to find a list of magazine and newspaper articles on the topic. For more in-depth reading, search eBooks on EBSCOhost, which includes many books on business development and specific web technologies.

Q -- “I need to take the real estate appraisal examination. What resource should I use to help me prepare?”

A -- LearningExpress Library is a test preparation website that offers workplace skills enrichment and more than 300 online practice tests for students and adults of all ages.

Business Resources

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