Small Business Tools

Come check out the Small Business and Career Development collection at the library where you’ll find books, audiobooks and DVDs on starting or growing your business. The library also offers free Internet and Wi-Fi.

Online Tools

Login using your library card number to access information on more than 13.5 million U.S. businesses to find new customers, locate suppliers, and learn about competition. Also useful for job seekers, students, or anyone looking for information on people or businesses.

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Small Business Resource Center
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Covers areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources and franchising. Also includes business journals and a wide selection of sample business plans crated by real-life entrepreneurs.

Business & Company Resource Center
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Contains business, company and industry information. Locate company profiles, periodical articles, financial data, market research as well as up-to-date stock and financial information.

Business & Company Profiles ASAP
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Provides researchers with information on companies, markets and industries. From market trends, mergers and acquisitions to current management theory and company overviews. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.

Economic and Theory Collection
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With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.

Need some one-on-one small business advice?

Small Business and Technology Development Center
SBTDC at Northwest offers counseling and training to businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Consultations are free of charge. Seminars are offered regularly to local entrepreneurs and small business owners. Financial Analysis services and assistance in obtaining small business loans are also available. The Northwest Small Business and Technology Development Center falls under the direction of Northwest Missouri State University and is also sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Nodaway County Economic Development
Nodaway County Economic Development serves as the City of Maryville and Nodaway County's economic development department. Versed in small business solutions and certified in economic development finance, the staff at NCED offers friendly, confidential, responsive service for site selection, business modeling, finance development, business recruitment and project management.

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation
NWMEF serves any person who aspires to create or expand a business within the region of Nodaway, Andrew, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, and Worth Counties. Offers free one-on-one business coaching and networking.