Small Business Services
The Library is a center for adult learning and achievement where entreprenuers can thrive. We provide information, programs, access to technology, referrals, and a broad range of useful materials.
A list of agencies and organizations that offer counseling, training, and other forms of assistance to small business
Business & Company Resource Center
Search for company and industry information and analysis, including articles, company profiles, industry rankings and statistics, and coverage of major business events and trends. Coverage is 1983 to the present.
Search for articles from magazines, newspapers, academic journals, trade publications from 1980 to the present, including Consumer Reports.
GALE Legal Forms
Search for Connecticut legal forms and federal forms, in categories including employment, landlord-tenant, real estate, and small business.
Search for articles from major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international legal journals as well as for legal articles from business and general interest titles.
Search listings of more than 14 million U.S. businesses to conduct market research and competitor analysis.
Boston Globe, 1980-current
Christian Science Monitor, 1988-current
Hartford Courant, 1992-current
Los Angeles Times, 1985-current
The New York Times, 1980-current
Wall Street Journal, 1984-current
Washington Post, 1987 -current
Search the seven newspapers listed above at the same time.
After a successful search for articles in one or more newspapers, set up and alert to have articles on you subject automatically sent to you email address.
Historical Hartford Courant, 1764 through 1922
Historical Hartford Courant, 1923 through 1991
Business Writing Skills Success: six classes in business writing basics from LearningExpressLibrary (You will be asked for your Hartford Public Library card number, if you are outside the libary.)
All sites offer public access computers equipped with Microsoft Office products and Internet Explorer.
Public Access Computers @ Hartford Public Library
Free public access computers with Internet access are available at the Downtown Library and at all branches.
A Hartford Public Library card is required to use computers in the Library. Non-residents may use either their own valid hometown library card or obtain one issued by the Hartford Public Library
Reservations for a 1 hour session may be made in person using Pharos, the Library's computer reservation system. Express Internet computers are also available for 15 minute sessions. Once your time expires, the computer will log off automatically.
Online Business Reference Books
Business Plans Handbook
Search this 12-volume set of more than 250 sample plans.
Encyclopedia of Small Business
Search this book of 600 detailed articles and overviews of the key information needs of small business users.
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