The library is your one-stop-shop for exclusive access to free sites and research tools for business owners. Find those here, along with reading suggestions and links to excellent sources vetted by our business librarian.
These sites can be accessed using your library card. View more business and investing databases.
- Reference USA
Identify competitors within any specified market area. Search for U.S. companies by type, size and location.
- D&B’s Million Dollar Database
Vital information on over 1.6 million companies with sales of one million dollars or more, or 20+ employees, or branches with 50+ employees.
- Small Business Reference Center
Business basics, start-up kits, business plans and information on business industries. Contains full PDF content of several NOLO instructive books for entrepreneurs. Research material available for every facet of Small Business.
- Kansas Statistical Atlas Demographics for the entire state of Kansas.
- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Provides resource guides to start and expand your business.
- Under 30 CEO
A start-up blog aimed at early-stage businesses and young entrepreneurs. Lists, run-downs on tools and apps, plus quick strategic advice.
- FORBES 100 Best Web Sites for Entrepreneurs
Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.
- Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Dedicated to helping individuals attain economic independence through entrepreneurship education and training, to promote startup-friendly policies and to understand what new firms need.
- The Simple Dollar
Learn how to manage your small business cash flow.