Business and Nonprofit Resources

Business & investment for entrepreneurs and non-profit groups.


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DemographicsNow: Business & People – is a comprehensive business and residential reference and research tool. Users can produce comprehensive business and residential lists as well as detailed demographic reports. Users can even utilize a unique mapping tool that ‘visualizes’ trends.

 

EBSCO eBooks Business – A key resource for academic and business school libraries. Total titles: 17,700+ Full-text titles.

 

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete – Content from popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources. Covers wide range of subjects including business, health, fashion, sports, and personal finance. Total titles indexed: 3,400+; Full-text titles: 2,300+.

 

EBSCO Regional Business News – Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada. Total titles indexed: 125; Full-text titles: 100+.

 

EBSCO Small Business Reference Center – Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business videos, help and advice section and how to create business plans. Total Titles Indexed: 400+; Full-text titles: 400+.

 

EBSCO Business Book Summaries – Concise yet comprehensive summaries to help professionals and students keep up with the latest information in the business world. A wide range of topics is covered including business biographies, change management, communication, entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, personal growth, productivity and technology.

 

EBSCO Entrepreneurial Studies Source – The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles. Total titles indexed: 140+; Full-text titles: 120+.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Business related selections from a collection of over 60 Reference eBooks that can be cross-searched, browsed, and viewed on your most tablets, eReaders, or web browsers.

 

Learning Express Library – Practice tests and tutorial courses designed to aid in academic or licensing tests.

 

 

Reference USA – Find businesses by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.
Gale Small Business Builder IconSmall Business Builder – plan and optimize businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step process supported by a rich variety of recognized tools that enable users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing an enterprise.
Value Line – Offers research covering a range of professional needs and offers a depth and breadth of proprietary research you can’t find anywhere else. Value Line streamlines company information and its financial data so you can quickly make an evaluation.

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Measure Your Business Marketing

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Have you wondered how digital marketing reports and analytics can give you the insight and key information you need to succeed? Join us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 6:30-7:3- p.m. and we’ll take you step-by-step through the amazing data generated by the best online marketing tools—and give you tips on how to use them.

Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor. Intended for adults.

This seminar is the second in a three part series. Watch for part 3 Growing Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media on June 28, 2017.

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2lj5ANT

Create the Best Digital Marketing Presence for Your Business

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Three-Part Business Marketing Seminar Series: Create the Best Digital Marketing Presence for Your Business

How can your business stand out from the rest? This seminar, held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will give you an overview of all things digital to help your website get found online.

Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor.

Intended for adults.

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2ljlcAP

Jackson Business & Manufacturing in the 1900s As Seen in National Advertising

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Rae Pierce will be joining us on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to share the impact of Jackson business and manufacturing at the turn of the 20th century by looking through national publications and archives.

This event is co-sponsored by the Jackson County Historical Society.

All ages welcome.

Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media

Join us at the Carnegie Branch!

Three-Part Business Marketing Seminar Series: Grow Your Business with Email Marketing & Social Media

Not sure where to start with your business email marketing and social media? This seminar, held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will give you a greater understanding of marketing basics and provide guidance for what to write and offer in your campaigns. Presented by Tamara Jaros, SCORE mentor. Intended for adults. 

Please REGISTER for this event at http://conta.cc/2mY25Qn

MiSBDC Simple Start: Service Business

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PrintThis workshop will explore some key topics that make service businesses unique including: local demographics; job costing; contractors and employees; and personal selling. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide and sell intangible services. This program is free and presented by Michigan Small Business Development Center. For more information, please call 517-788-4087. Please register online at sbdcmichigan.org

Starting a Business

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PrintThis workshop will explore some of the key topics that make service businesses unique including; local demographics, job costing, contractors and employees, and personal selling. It is designed to give you the tools you need to explore and analyze the feasibility of your service through a project-based approach to the business planning process. Each participant will leave with a working project plan for timing, and next steps. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to simply start your service business!

Intended for adults; presented by the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

MiSBDC Simple Start: Product Business

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PrintThis workshop will explore some key topics that make product businesses unique including: intellectual property, inventory, wholesale pricing and e-commerce. Get the tools needed to explore and analyze the feasibility of your product through  a project-based approach to the business planning process. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to simply start your product business.

This program is free and presented by Michigan Small Business Development Center.

For more information, please call 517-788-4087.

Faygo Book Program

The Faygo Book is the social history of a company that has forged a bond with a city and its residents for more than a century. The story of Faygo, Detroit’s beloved soda pop, begins over a hundred years ago with two Russian immigrant brothers who were looking to get out of the baking business. Out of more than forty bottlers in Detroit’s “pop alley,” Faygo became the last one standing. Within the pages of The Faygo Book, author Joe Grimm carefully measures out the ingredients of a successful beverage company found in dicey times in a boom-and-bust town. Take a large cup of family, a pinch of innovation, carbonate it with nostalgia and a rambunctious rainbow of flavors and you have Faygo pop. Yes, we call it pop, despite the industry’s plea for a more grown-up name. The Faygo Book is the story of a pop, a people, and a place. These stories and facts will tickle the taste buds and memories of Detroiters and Faygo lovers everywhere. There WILL be a pop quiz!

Popular Research Tools

Some of our most popular research tools — good place to start.


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Ancestry library edition – Worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy (in-library use only).

 

Career Cruising – Designed to help students, recent graduates, or anyone looking for career pathways assess their skills, develop a career plan and explore career and college options.

 

Consumer Reports – Compare product price, performance, and reliability with expert reviews. A great tool for finding the best product before making purchases, starting home renovation projects, or buying a car.

 

eBook Central – Authoritative ebooks in a wide range of subject areas, along with powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – a collection of over 60 Reference eBooks that can be cross-searched, browsed, and viewed on your most tablets, eReaders, or web browsers.

Grolier Online Kids – An encyclopedia oriented toward K-12 students.

 

Heritage Quest Online – A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

 

Novelist Plus – Assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles.

 

OCLC FirstSearch – Searches the catalogs of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

 

Reference USA – Find businesses by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.