Among the many e-resources the library has is Reference USA, a directory of corporations and other business data for use by job seekers, businesses, and individuals. Depending on your needs, you may find a simple phone directory or a marketing research tool. It provides ad-free information on brands, products, stocks, corporate structure, names of executives, and hiring managers. Funding for this resource is provided by the Port of Skagit. The resource is available from home, by logging in with your library card, or in the library at any time. For more info, call the library at 360-755-0760, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free one-hour webinar on the use of this resource is available.
Title: Search Essentials: the basics of ReferenceUSA
Day/Date: Offered Fridays (January 13 – March 30)
Time: 11:00 AM Central
Lots of time will be reserved at the end of the session for questions. Attendees need an internet connection and a phone line to participate.
To register for any of the session dates, follow the link below:
ReferenceUSA Search Essentials
Thinking about starting a new business, or wanting some new ideas for promoting your current business? Try our Small Business Reference Center for library card online access to books and articles on management, selling, brand names, trends, new technologies, market research, new promotion ideas, legal information and tips–and more. It also includes some useful, short videos. Here are just some of the topics that are covered on the website:
Business Basics / Coaching an Employee / Conducting Successful Meetings
Doing Business on eBay / Hiring the First Employees / Interviewing a Candidate
Marketing Your Business / Presenting to Customers / Reacting to a Changing Market
Running a Thriving Business / Selling a Business / Starting & Running a Nonprofit
Starting a Business / Starting a Business From Home / Small Business Start-Up Kit
Tax Deductions / Start-Up Kit & Business Plans / Writing a Business Plan
Sample Business Plans Loan Request / Personal Financial Statement
Profit & Loss Forecast / Sales Revenue Forecast
Starting a Business With Less Than $1,000 – For Retirees
Starting a Business With Less Than $1,000 – For Stay-at Home Moms & Dads
Starting a Business With Less Than $1,000 – For Students
For help, you can always ask at the info desk, or give us a call. 360-755-0760.