July 12, 2016

St. Martin Parish Library Announces Resource for Small Business Owners

Information You Need to Start or Sustain Your Own Small Business

St. Martin Parish Library is pleased to offer patrons access to the Small Business Reference Center™ by EBSCO. This valuable resource for small business owners can be used in the library, at home, or wherever you happen to need it. The availability of this database to library patrons strengthens the library’s mission provide all patrons of the parish with equal access to high quality informational and technological resources to meet the diverse needs of the community for information, life-long learning and enjoyment.

The Small Business Reference Center offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Content includes:

· More than 400 full-text periodicals

· 450 full-text reference books

· More than 630 business videos

· State-specific resources

· A unique, user-friendly interface

· Business basics

· Start-up kit and business plans

· General business areas

· Industry information by small business type

Small Business Reference Center offers users a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Completing the database are business videos that provide critical information for business owners including interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos to help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

For information on accessing Small Business Reference Center, please call or visit your local branch of the St. Martin Parish Library.