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Business Resources

 

Business Grants

Other Business Links

  • A to Z Databases
    Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents, 2 million new businesses as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.  

  • Business Book Summaries
    Concise yet comprehensive summaries of the best business books. With these summaries, professionals and students can 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.

  • DemographicsNow
    This valuable resource provides users with U.S. demographic, company, and residential data in targeted geographic locations to support market research and business planning activities. Magnified by reporting capabilities that allow users to easily compile information. Data includes 135 million households and 23 million businesses. It serves a variety of needs for startups, small businesses, and students.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source
    This essential database for business students and researchers provides the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies, and company profiles.

  • Newspaper Source Plus
    This collection of the world's major news content includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines. Primary full coverage newspapers are The Washington Post and USA Today.

  • Patent & Trademark Resource Center @ DPL
    The Detroit Public Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Specialized reference services relating to patents, trademarks and copyright are provided by highly trained and knowledgeable librarians.  In addition, the Library's business section is of great help for those who seek to market their inventions, products or services.  All services are free and available to the public.  Book and material checkout, however, is subject to DPL circulation rules.
  • Redford Chamber of Commerce
    Find top rated businesses in Redford in the Chamber of Commerce business directory.
  • Regional Business News
    Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada including newspapers, magazines, and other resources from trusted news sources.

  • SCORE
    SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. They offer free one-on-one mentoring sessions.
  • Small Business Reference Center
    Offers content for many top consumer and small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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