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Small Business Hub: A Research Guide for Entrepreneurs

A virtual space with strategies for researching the steps of starting, growing, and closing a small business. Use the Hub to find recommended resources or schedule a time to talk with a business librarian.


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The Library of Congress has a huge number of resources for entrepreneurs. This Small Business Hub is designed to highlight where to start, no matter what stage of business you're in, with a focus on sources for businesses located in the United States. Each topical page features a few recommended books, free websites, and subscription databases. Additionally, we've included links to our in-depth research guides and strategies for solving your business information needs.

Some sources are only available on-site at the Library of Congress, although your local public or academic library may also have access to the material. If you plan to visit, you'll need to get a reader registration card.

About the Business Section

Part of the Science & Business Reading Room at the Library of Congress, the Business Section is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.