Business Resources

Market Research

ReferenceUSA
Searchable directories, including US Consumers, US New Movers, and US Businesses, will help you find potential customers as well as potential competitors. See how your business' location has fared since 1997 with US Historical Businesses.

Books & Journals

Business Source Elite
Articles from top business, management, and economics journals and periodicals, in full text, including Harvard Business Review.

Hoopla Digital
Browse thousands of business ebooks organized by category, from Accounting to Sales, from Small Business to Workplace Culture. Create a login with your library card barcode number and PIN (the last four digits of your library card barcode).

Regional Business News
Articles from regional business newspapers, including njbiz and Crains' New York Business.

Small Business Reference Center
A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those starting a business. Full text of top consumer small business reference books, including forms published by NOLO, and a section on business startup resources that is browsable by state.

Courses

Grow with Google
Courses for small businesses and startups.

Lynda.com
Lynda.com offers business, marketing and career development video courses online. Log in with your library card barcode number and PIN (the last four digits of your library card barcode).

Small Business Administration Learning Center
Courses for those planning, launching, managing or growing their small business.

Legal Resources

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information for New Jersey Businesses
Guidance on restrictions and information on economic assistance from the state.

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal forms and full text of consumer legal books.  The "Business and Corporations" category includes Business Accounting & Audits, Consulting & Contracting, Human Resources, Ownership Structures, and Starting a Business.

Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic
The clinic provides corporate and transactional legal services to New Jersey nonprofit corporations (specifically those corporations that provide services geared to the needs of lower-income people in the City of Newark and nearby urban areas), start-up for-profit businesses and microenterprises, charter schools, and individuals such as artists and inventors.

Union County Bar Association
Union County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service.  The initial consultation is an inexpensive way of seeing whether a lawyer is a good fit for you. For the referral service's phone number and hours, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Local Organizations

America's Small Business Development Center at Kean University
Serving small business owners in Union County since 1988.  Educational and business resources are available to counsel and train small business owners to finance, market and manage their companies.

New Providence Business Community
A community that plans, operates and provides funding for New Providence events. Their meetings provide a forum for members to exchange ideas and experiences.  The New Providence Business Community website also posts job openings for member businesses.

SCORE
Free mentoring and webinars are available from the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.

Suburban Chamber of Commerce
The local chamber of commerce for Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit provides networking events for members and publishes The Collection, a free magazine delivered to all local households.

UCEDC
Since 1977, a private nonprofit economic development corporation helping small businesses in New Jersey by making loans, training and mentoring business owners, helping businesses obtain government contracts, and providing Union County business reports.

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