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Small Business Resources

Resources from the Bruno Library that can help you with your small business

Free Resources

Alabama Virtual Library
Click on the 'Adult Resources' tab at top of page; choose 'E-Books' from the menu on the left; select the Business link located under the Gale Virtual Reference Library (located towards the lower-left part of the page).

You have access to several volumes of the Business Plan Handbook, the Encyclopedia of Marketing Campaigns, Encyclopedia of Small Business and other well established reference materials that were, at one time, only available in the Bruno Library

Small Business Administration
SBA offers resources for business owners about grants, loans etc.

Small Business Development Center
SBDC provides information about small businesses for small businesses.  Includes databases, industry information, research reports, statistics.  Great free resource for learning about your industry.

Alabama Development Office
Has information about living, working and opening a business in the state of Alabama.  Free publications about small business in Alabama.

Center for Business and Economic Research
Run out of the School of Commerce and Business Administration of the University of Alabama.  Site has great resources, links, data tables for economic research focusing on the state of Alabama.