Small Businesses & Start-ups

I want to start a business and need…

..basic information on business registration and law.
Small Business Reference Center: Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools and instructions to address a wide range of small business topics.
Nebraska Secretary of State: The Secretary of State’s website is the main hub for business registration and reporting in Nebraska.

...to write a business plan.
Gale Small Business Builder: A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

…market research.
ReferenceUSA: Detailed profiles for over 43 million businesses and 254 million consumers across the U.S. See Advanced Search for the database’s full potential.
Census Business Builder: Use key demographic and economic data to research opening a new or expanding an existing business.

…entrepreneurship, business skills, and technology training.
Lynda.com: Online learning platform based around video tutorials. Courses are available on startup management, social media marketing, Quickbooks, and more.
Gale Courses: Online instructor-led courses on topics including bookkeeping, business writing, and leadership. Courses run in six-week cycles.

…to know where to start.
Contact Nick Engert, Business Librarian

Print