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U.S. Small Business Administration helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. The local office of the SBA is in Worcester. 

SCORE Worcester Whether you’re just starting out, in business, or ready to sell or retire, you can get FREE, confidential business advice from expert advisors committed to helping you succeed. Meet by Zoom video, phone, or email with a well-matched mentor; or face-to-face in an available branch mentoring location.

These databases are also provided by the library and are designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Business Insights: Global provides authoritative, in-depth company and industry profiles, including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Searchable by location, size, and industry description.

Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes, and more. Startups, established businesses, and business students alike can find answers from its mobile, responsive experience.

Small Business Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines perfect for both business school students and entrepreneurs. The database offers content that includes insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.

Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and strategy; as well as business theory and discipline. Users will understand the activities of industries and companies worldwide through business and trade publications. International, domestic, and regional news publications are also available.

Business Economics & Theory Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics and related fields. The database has an emphasis on titles indexed in the American Economic Association's EconLit bibliography.