Business and Entrepreneurship

Small Business

entrepreneurship: gale business

Search Gale Business: Entrepreneurship to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.

small business resource center

Located in the Business/Science Department of the Central Library, the Small Business Center is geared to serve the potential small business owner, the recently-licensed entrepreneur and the established small business operator. Find out more information about this center as well as links to other resources.

Industry Research / Directories

business insights: essentials

Authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data. Students, business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, investors, financial planners, and general researchers can explore real-world applications and develop analytical skills.

data axle

Formerly ReferenceUSA
A comprehensive collection of databases and tools to help you start and run a business, connect to consumers, find a job and more.

gale directory library

The Gale Directory Library is the online version of four quintessential directories: 1) Brands and Their Companies; 2) Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.; 3) Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media; 4) Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans.

Value Line Library Research Center

Library Research Center includes Library Elite, signature access to our investment research platform–one of the most highly-regarded independent research resources, and the following supplemental products – Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Options Survey, The New Value Line ETF Service and The Value Line Climate Change Investing Service.

Skills Improvement

linkedin learning

LinkedIn Learning is a premier online learning resource offering more than 16,000 courses in 7 different languages covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, personal finance, and more. New courses added weekly.

Grow with Google

Grow with Google

Grow with Google is partnering with the Memphis Public Libraries and various organizations across the nation to provide training, tools, and events to help you grow your skills, career, or business. (Note: Certifications require a fee).

e-Books, e-Audiobooks, and e-Magazines

Business e-Books & e-Audio

Visit this special collection of Business e-Books and e-Audiobooks from Libby.

Business / Personal Finance e-Magazines

Check out business and finance magazines such as Entrepreneur Magazine, MoneyWeek and more.

On Our Shelves

Top Subjects

Small Business
Success in Business

In the Community

Linc/2-1-1 community information

Our LINC/2-1-1 Community Information Database includes several resources for those starting/running a business:

Journal/Magazine Articles

Business Assistance

business: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Business contains full-text coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, and business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through leading business and trade publications, which are updated daily. Complementing these titles is a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

Business Assistance

economics and theory: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory offers a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit bibliographic index. This content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

Business Assistance

insurance and liability: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability addresses concerns over the protection of assets, physical or intellectual, ranging from the individual property owner to multinational corporations. Insurance and Liability connects researchers to hundreds of thousands of updated articles from leading journals.


leadership and management: gale onefile

Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management provides access to authoritative periodical content covering such topics as 21st-century skills, organizational dynamics and leadership, adult learning and continuing education, and more. Updated daily, this library resource is useful for researchers or any professional interested in career development.

see also:

Job and Career


Visit or call the Library or submit a question online.

Upcoming Business Events

SBA Certifications
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Thu., Jun. 13, 6:00 pm
Accessing Capital 101: Funding for Your Small Business
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Thu., Jun. 20, 6:00 pm
Start Here Logo on top of the Memphis Public Libraries Logo

need a library card?

Apply online today. Learn more on our Start Here page.