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Business & Nonprofit Services

 

The Library offers a wide array of resources and services designed to support the growth and development of business and nonprofit organizations in our community.
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Want to do some background work on your own?
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Get the information you need to get started Work on a plan that will provide the framework for your business or nonprofit

Gale Business: Plan Builder - Take a step-by-step approach to completing your plan for your business or nonprofit organization, and position yourself for success. Learn the elements you need to know to write bylaws, secure funding, and build your non-profit.

Gale ebooks Business Plan Handbooks
Link to Gale ebooks business plans. Examples of business and nonprofit plans for a wide variety of business types.


GaleBusiness: DemographicsNow - Will help you analyze the demographics, attitudes, and spending habits of consumers in any geography in the US so that you can make the right choices for your business or nonprofit.

Reference Solutions (Formerly known as ReferenceUSA) - Provides profiles of public and private company and individual residence information, including information on 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists. Combines the power of the premier business reference and research tool with the world’s #1 job site, indeed.com. (Get Started with a Quick Lesson) 

 

 Explore how to get funding Find information on legal requirements

For your nonprofit - Foundation Directory Online Professional - Get the most up-to-date, complete information about grantmakers and the grants they've made. (Available for in-library use only.)
 

For your business - Search the Library online catalog for materials that can help you get the money and resources you need to grow your business.

 

Legal GPS -  Helps entrepreneurs navigate through complex legal issues to help you start and grow your business. Save 60 hours a year on average and over $15,000 in potential attorneys’ fees with Legal GPS. This resource will help you learn what you didn’t know you didn’t know!

Missouri Legal Forms - Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues specific to the State of Missouri. (Get Started with a Quick Lesson)
 

 

Discover other business & nonprofit resources
available free from the Library!
Time to Learn
 

We are ready to support your training needs.

  • Lynda.com - Leading online learning company that helps anyone develop the business, software, technology and creative skills needed to achieve personal and professional goals
     
  • Gale Courses - Available 24/7, classes to  Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors free with your Library card. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week. Topics include:   (Get Started with a Quick Lesson)
 

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Not finding exactly what you need? We can direct you to more specialized and in-depth information. From basics like forms, codes and ordinances to more in depth research reports we are here to help.
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