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Business Resources

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

Hoover’s Company Records

Profiles of more than 40,000 companies.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Investment reports covering 20,000 securities.


Information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and residences. Use this information to search for jobs, new business opportunities, research executives & companies worldwide, track down addresses & phone numbers, and profile a neighborhood, city or state.

The New York Times


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Universal Class

Universal class offers hundreds of online continuing education classes facilitated by dedicated instructors sharing their knowledge on almost any imaginable topic. Classes are free for Scottsdale Public Library card holders.

Value Line Investment Survey

The most trusted name in Investment Research. Find reports on over 3500 stocks.

Wall Street Journal

Full text coverage of the Eastern edition from 1984 to the present.

Business Magazines available through Zinio


Full digital copies of your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access and no holds.

Non-Library Online Resources:

City of Scottsdale New Business Licenses

City of Scottsdale New Business Licenses

Arizona Commerce Authority


Arizona Corporation Commission

Better Business Bureau

City of Scottsdale Economic Development

Medicare Information

New York Times Hardcover Business

New York Times Bestsellers

Phoenix Business Journals

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce

Social Security and Retirement

U.S. Small Business Association

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