Your local public library is a great resource for small business, and not just because it has plenty of business books.

According to, libraries offer access to huge databases for market and demographic research, printers and computers, and event meeting space and Maker Spaces.

“Many of the thousands of public libraries and branches in the U.S. have a page on their website called something like ‘resource center’ that contains information and tools for small businesses,” explains author Rex Hammock. “Some sites will simply have links to local resources. On other sites, you can find a detailed listing of business databases and additional tools…”

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