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Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

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Discover businesses, people, jobs and more!  AtoZdatabases includes whitepages and yellowpages phone and address listings, plus a wealth of additional information. It is ideal for finding friends and relatives, researching local businesses, finding employment opportunities, developing sales leads and mailing lists, market research, ... (read more)

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The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Central Wisconsin SCORE

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Web Small Business

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government produced by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Publishing Office.

Web Small Business Laws and Legal Issues

Department of Workforce Development

Visit this website to apply for Wisconsin unemployment benefits and find information on employee rights, job-related services for veterans, worker's compensation, disability employment services and more.

Web Small Business Employment

GEARS Center

Private and semi-private offices, co-working areas and meetings rooms are available (for a fee) at the GEARS Center, 1415 Merrill Ave. (Suite 140), Wausau, WI. Offered by the Marathon County Development Corporation (MCDEVCO).

Web Small Business Meeting Spaces

Grow with Google

Grow with Google aims to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers and businesses.

Web Computers and Technology Employment Online Courses Small Business

IRS Checklist for Starting a Business

This checklist provides the basic steps you should follow to start a business. This list should not be construed as all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.

Web Small Business

Marathon County Development Corporation

MCDEVCO provides business leaders, site selectors, employees and residents with key initiatives and resources that help them establish businesses, identify financing, receive training, capitalize on Marathon County’s resources, and establish business partnerships.

Web Small Business Marathon County

NOLO's Bankruptcy Center

This resource from the popular publisher of NOLO legal guides for consumers provides layperson-friendly explanations of the basics of bankruptcy.

Web Finance and Investment Small Business

Small Business Development Center

The SBDC at UW-Stevens Point offers no cost, confidential advising and resources as well as fee based workshops/conferences to both startup and existing businesses primarily serving nine counties - Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca and Wood.

Web Small Business Laws and Legal Issues

Small Business Innovation Research

This website's highly competitive, awards-based government programs encourage small businesses to engage in Federal research and development with the potential to profit from the resulting commercialized technologies. 

Web Small Business

South Area Business Association

The South Area Business Association offers education and networking opportunities for local small businesses and business-minded youth.

Web Small Business

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. In doing this, the USPTO fulfills the mandate of Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the Constitution that the legislative branch "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and...

Web Small Business

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

Web Small Business Government

Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of the Wausau Region Chamber is to strengthen our member businesses and enhance the community by building business success. A source for business connections, opportunities, and solutions.

Web Small Business

Wausau West Side Business Association

The WWSBA provides its members with information, activities, events and support to help their businesses grow and prosper in the greater Wausau area.

Web Small Business

Wisconsin Builders Association

The Wisconsin Builders Association is made up of local associations throughout Wisconsin, and represents (to the level of state legislature) the interests of more than 4,500 members involved in the home building industry.

Web Small Business

Wisconsin Business Development

WBD is a business finance resource that provides the knowledge, services and access to capital needed to create jobs, grow businesses and build communities. A non-profit company.

Web Small Business

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin's DATCP partners with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.

Web Small Business Food and Cooking Animals and Pets Government

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. DHS oversees Medicaid and other health and social service programs, and works with local counties, health care providers, community partners, and others to provide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, mental health...

Web Small Business Health

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

WEDC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that invites and rewards business, professional and personal pursuits In Wisconsin.

Web Small Business

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Founded in 1911, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association representing more than 3,800 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy.

Web Small Business