Keys to Starting Your Own Business

How to use this guide

 

Welcome to the Lake Forest Library "Keys to Starting Your Own Business" resource guide!

Collected within are links to resources, information for beginners, videos, book lists, and contact information for business and government authorities. 

On the left side of each page is a table of contents. Jump from section to section by clicking on a new topic. To find a book or magazine in the library catalog, simply click on the book or magazine cover. 

 

Lake Forest Library Business Collection

 

Business Books

The Business Collection Room at Lake Forest Library houses books on:

  • Finance and Economics (Dewey Call Numbers 330–339)
  • Business and Management (650–659)

 

Also included with the Business Collection is an array of reference books, including:

  • Annual dividends and stock reports
  • Encyclopedias of careers
  • Business directories
  • A tax guide

 

Where is the Business Room? When facing the Circulation Desk in the Rotunda, turn right to enter the Reference Room, and the Business Room is in the back right corner.

Business Magazines

  • Money Magazine cover

    Money

  • Ad Age magazine cover

    Ad age

  • Kiplinger's personal finance magazine cover

    Kiplinger's

    Personal Finance
  • Worth magazine cover

    Worth

  • Harvard Business Review Cover

    Harvard

    Business Review
  • Fortune magazine cover

    Fortune

  • fast company magazine cover

    Fast company

  • Inc. Magazine cover

    Inc.

  • Businessweek cover

    Businessweek

    Bloomberg
  • Entrepreneur magazine cover

    Entrepreneur

 

Online Resources

The Library also offers an array of online resources including:

  • Digital magazine subscriptions through RB Digital
  • The Library’s eBook and digital audiobook collections available through Libby and Cloud Library
  • Financial databases such as S&P, Morningstar and Value Line
  • Lynda.com offers continuing education opportunities to spruce up your business, marketing, computer and sales skills

 

Don’t forget about the Business Directories ReferenceUSA and Sorkins. Also access newspapers such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as Lexis Nexis for legal information.

To see the full list, visit the "Business and Investing" section under "Research and Learn."