Resources for Small Businesses

Learn about resources and services available through SCORE, resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, presented to library patrons via Zoom on Friday, April 24, 2020 about a variety of resources available to small businesses. Plano Public Library works with SCORE to provide mentoring opportunities and introductory business development classes.

Watch the presentation recording below, and browse our list of library resource available which can assist you in gathering market data, developing a business plan, preparing business promotions, accessing legal forms and more.


Library Resources for Small Businesses

Register for a library card online here to access these resources.

Flipster (requires library card) Access business magazines such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, and Forbes. Read our blog post on Getting Started with Flipster here.

Gale LegalForms (requires library card) Access legal forms for your business.

Lynda.com (requires library card) Explore business skills and various learning paths for different types of technology and business skills. Read our blog post on Polish Your Skills with Lynda.com here to learn more about this resource.

PressReader (requires library card) Access current market information via newspapers from around the globe, such as articles from The Wall Street Journal. Read our blog post on Getting Started with PressReader here.

RBdigital (requires library card) Access business magazines such as The Economist and Newsweek. Read our blog post on Getting Started with RBdigital here.

Reference USA (requires library card) Use our Reference USA database to research market data, conduct a competitive analysis, create marketing plans and more. Download reports and save your searches.

Small Business Reference Center (requires library card) Research business areas and view video tutorials. Access start-up kit, business plans and legal forms.


Check the Plano Public Library website and calendar for upcoming business and professional development workshops.

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