Resources: Small Business

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.

ReferenceUSA

A phone and address directory. Find current business and residential phone numbers and addresses, as well as neighborhood information, business profiles and additional corporate information. Also includes databases of healthcare professionsals, jobs postings, consumer profiles and more. Please note: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL.... (read more) MCPL Phone and Address Small Business Online

LearningExpress Library

Practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help you succeed at work, school, or while searching for a job. Offers test prep.: ACT, AP, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TOEFL, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and more; tutorials for popular software: Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Windows, Apple OS, and more; reading, writing, and math tutorials for all ages. BadgerLink For Teens For Children Computers and Technology Job-Search Online Courses Small Business Online College Prep
EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost

Multiple databases of magazines, journals, newspapers, images and reference resources covering education, health, business and general areas of interest. BadgerLink Newspapers and Magazines Small Business Online
Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier

Full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business.  Covers all business disciplines including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. More than 2,000 full-text journals. Explore company profiles, industry reports, market research and SWOT analyses. BadgerLink Finance and Investment Small Business Online
Foundations in Wisconsin

Foundations in Wisconsin

Searchable profiles of active grant-making foundations in Wisconsin, for use by local grant-writers. Please ask a Library staff-member for access; they will need to log you in. Grants and Scholarships Small Business WVLS Online

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

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

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

SBA.gov: 10 Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Web Small Business

Small Business Innovation Research

The SBIR program was established under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 (P.L. 97-219) with the purpose of strengthening the role of innovative small business concerns in Federally-funded research and development (R&D). Through FY2009, over 112,500 awards have been made totaling more than $26.9 billion. Web Small Business

South Area Business Association

Local business networking and education. 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

UWSP Small Business Development Center

In partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration, offers workshops, online training, counseling, and helpful information for small businesses or those considering starting a small business. Web Small Business Laws and Legal Issues

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 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

Wausau West Side Business Association

Local business networking and education. Web Small Business

Wisconsin Association of 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

Wisconsin Builders Association

Founded in 1947, the Wisconsin Builders Association is made up of 22 local associations throughout Wisconsin, and represents, at the level of the state legislature, the interests of more than 4,500 members involved in the home building industry. Web Small Business

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

The 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

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce in the 21st century and beyond. Web Small Business Job-Search

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 Entrepreneurs Network

Provides entrepreneurs with access to experts and resources to start a new business, helps high-potential entrepreneurs move their business forward, and helps minority-owned businesses open and grow. Web Small Business