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Library Websites

General OneFile button  General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics including business, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and more. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Legal Forms Library button  LegalForms
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
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Information on over 35 million U.S. businesses and 260 million residents. Business information includes company name, address, phone, executive contact names and titles, SIC codes, NAICS codes, employee size, sales volume, credit ratings, 10-K's, news information, location type and much more. Residential information includes name, address, phone number, home value, home income levels, lifestyle information, etc.


Non-Library Websites

Orange arrow pointing right  Arizona Commerce Authority
Provides a portal with links to starting, operating and growing a business in Arizona.  Includes documents and downloadable pamphlets on starting a business, and links into city websites for information on opening a business in that city.
 Orange arrow pointing right Arizona Small Business Development Center
Find many on-demand free online workshops on topics like business plans, marketing, and securing capital. Also free in-person workshops and no-cost one-on-one consulting.
 Orange arrow pointing right Better Business Bureau
Visit this website to register your business with the Better Business Bureau.
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This site provides the detailed information you need to be sure you are following regulations when beginning your new business. Additionally you will find information on government programs and assistance for small businesses. 
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This site provides a range of free videos covering different business and small business topics.
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The official site for U.S. companies looking to export their products.  Get information on trade data, find details on doing business in different countries, and get tips on international sales.
 Orange arrow pointing right Federal Business Opportunities
Register on this site as a vendor to have access to governmental solicitations for goods or services.
 Orange arrow pointing right IRS Tax Information for Business
The IRS page for business will direct you to all necessary tax information and forms.
 Orange arrow pointing right Minority Business Development Agency
“MBDA is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America.”  Find information on grants and loans, business plans, and links into minority business centers.
 Orange arrow pointing right My Own Business
Santa Clara University hosts My Own Business,  is a not for profit organization whose mission is to “educate entrepreneurs by providing free comprehensive course work to foster success…"
 Orange arrow pointing right SCORE
SCORE is a non-profit organization that supports the development of small businesses. On this site you will find free online workshops on starting, growing, marketing and financing your business. Additionally the website provides free advice from a SCORE mentor, who you can select a mentor from a list of different industries.
 Orange arrow pointing right Small Business Development Center
Get links to starting a business, business plans, finance, franchise, small business trends, industry information, procurement, human resources, marketing, social media, demographics, resources for veterans, and home business.
 Orange arrow pointing right U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Find information on the patent and trademark process and patent classification.  Also find patent forms.
 Orange arrow pointing right U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA is an independent federally funded group which supports small business development.  Main goals: provide counseling on starting small businesses, help people acquire capital to launch a business, and provide access to information on government contracts. You’ll find small business forms, tips for writing business plans, details on finding a mentor, information on required licenses/permits, and information on obtaining loans.

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