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Small Business Hub: A Research Guide for Entrepreneurs

Manage Your Business

Managing a small business can range from figuring out how to pay yourself and employees, to running the day to day operations and handling your supply chain.


Starting points:

  1. Assess your logistics to find areas that could be more streamlined
  2. Select a system for record-keeping
  3. Decide if you will be a non-employer (you are the only employee) or if you will need to hire staff

Suggested strategies:

  • Use the Department of Labor website to find labor laws, wages, and associated costs
  • Search directories of manufacturers, suppliers, or retailers to build your supply chain

Select Resources

The following materials link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are provided when available.

These are freely available online sources provided by government agencies, trade publications, and organizations.

The following guides were created by the Library of Congress to give an in-depth list of resources on a specific topic.