Resources for Small Businesses
There is a wealth of resources for small businesses available from the Library and beyond. Take a look at some of these selected sources.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Gateway To Entrepreneurial Tomorrows, Inc.
Hudson Valley Technology Development Center
Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Directory
Green Business Guide (SBA.gov)
Kauffman Foundation: Entrepreneurship
Labor Law Obligations to Employees (New York State)
Minority Business Development Agency
New York Business Development Corporation
New York State Department of Labor: Businesses
New York State Online Permit Assistance and Licensing
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center (irs.gov)
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
Magazines are a great resource to browse for articles of interest on business information. Check out these library holdings available from the Adriance Memorial Library and other Mid-Hudson Libraries.
These newspapers in the Library's collection may include business information.
Find articles about business topics in web-based subscription databases available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District. Many databases provide full-text articles online to read, print, download, or e-mail to yourself, friends and business partners.
You may access these databases in the Library or from home with a valid library card. If you live in the Mid-Hudson region, but not in Poughkeepsie, find your local library's Home page, and look for the 'Home Access' logo.
See our Business Information listings, which include the following databases and more:
Business and Company Resource Center: Provides information on companies, markets and industries, mergers and acquisitions, management theory, and more. Access business and trade journals, newspapers and company directory profiles with full text and images.
AtoZ Databases : The business database contains detailed information on more than 30 million U.S. businesses. The "Custom Search" feature allows you to search for company listings by Standard Industry Classification (SIC) code, ZIP code, area code, county, number of employees, and annual sales volume, among others. The residential database includes over 200,000 listings. (Remote use for CIty and Town of Poughkeepsie residents only; in-house use by anyone at either library branch with a 'guest database user barcode' )
Here are additional databases to search for general articles, including those specific to business issues with our Newspapers, Magazines & Journals listings.
InfoTrac Newsstand : Full-text newspaper articles from across the country and around the world.
Gale General OneFile : Allows users to search more than 100 million articles from over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers and other resources (over 7,800 include full-text) originating after 1980 to present. Updated daily.
These selected reference titles may be used in the Adriance Memorial Library:
Here are some resources that may be borrowed from the Library:
Use these subject headings found in the Mid-Hudson Library System Public Library Catalog in order to find books and non-print library materials:
American FactFinder--U.S. Census Information
County Business Patterns--U.S. Census
Dutchess County Census Data and Demographics
Marist College Bureau of Economic Research: Economic Report of the Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
GreenBook - Marketing Directory (New York American Marketing Association)
County, Regional, and Metropolitan Planning Agencies (New York Department of State)
State and County Quick Facts (U.S. Census Bureau)
Here are some sources for information on importing and exporting for small businesses.
Export.gov (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Prepared by Deb Weltsch and Beverly Santero, Reference Librarians, Feb 2007, updated Jan 2012
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