Business


 
These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Round Rock Public Library Card. Members of the public without library cards are welcome to use these resources on the public computers inside the library.

logo_no_tag_tinyBarron’s OnlineLibrary use only – get password at the reference desk.
Provides a wealth of information about companies, stocks, bonds, and markets.
texshare_logo_tiny Business Abstracts with Full Text
Access key publications, product evaluations, corporate profiles, surveys, and reports.
texshare_logo_tiny Business Source Complete
The most complete source for business journals covering marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.
Round Rock Library card holders onlyGale Virtual Reference Library – Business
A collection of business encyclopedias and specialized reference sources fully searchable across titles.
texshare_logo_tiny Harvard Business Review
The leader in business leadership, human resource management, and decision making.
Round Rock Library card holders onlyLynda.com | Tutorial
Lynda.com hosts a constantly growing library of thousands of courses to help you pursue personal and professional goals. Lynda covers topics for business, web development, web design, photography, education, 3D + animation, and audio + music as well as software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications.

You will need to log in through the library’s Lynda.com site using your library card number and PIN. The Lynda mobile app is not available to library account users. If using a mobile device, use your device’s web browser to log into and use Lynda.

logo_no_tag_tinyMorningstar Investment Research Center | Video Tutorial
A tool for financial information, portfolio analysis, and financial news. View the video tutorial for an overview.
logo_no_tag_tinyReferenceUSA Directory | Video Tutorials
Access millions of U.S. residential and business phone numbers and addresses. Conduct market and competitor research as well as business analysis by industry or geography.
texshare_logo_tiny Regional Business News
Coverage for regional business publications—business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all areas within the U. S.
texshare_logo_tiny Small Business Reference Center
Covers common business types, business plans, and operations. Videos help foster success in managing a business.
logo_no_tag_tinyStandard & Poor’s OutlookLibrary use only – get password at the reference desk.
Searchable information about markets, investments, strategies, and indices.
TexShare Database Sustainability Reference Center
Provides full text for industry-leading journals, magazines, books, trade publications and other valuable resources. It addition, it includes expert analyses, benchmarks and best practices in sustainability initiative management selected from worldwide sources.
texshare_logo_tiny Texas Reference Center
Contains Texas magazines and journals in the fields of business, law, education, health, agriculture, natural resources, history, and many more.

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General Business Resources

 

The Business Journals | The Austin Business Journal
Comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional, and national perspective.
CrunchBase
The world’s most comprehensive dataset of startup activity.
EDGAR
Free access to SEC filings.
IPOScoop
Recent and upcoming IPO data.
Ranked and Filed
EDGAR filings indexed organized to facilitate discovery.
ThomasNet
A registry connecting buyers with suppliers.

Business Management

 

AllBusiness
Online resources for small businesses, providing tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business.
Find in-depth subject-matter knowledge articles in key topics from sales and marketing to human resources and technology.
Austin SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to free small business advice, educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and maintain their businesses.
Bloomberg Businessweek: Small Business
Roundup of business news for small businesses.
Texas Workforce Commission: Texas Business Today
Informational newsletter covering issues and interests of Texas employers produced quarterly by Texas Workforce Commission’s Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers
Business Owner’s Toolkit
A guide to help entrepreneurs and business owners start, run, and grow their companies. Covers a variety of topics such as marketing, finance, personnel, and taxes.
Entrepreneur
Website that offers how-to guides, free sample business plans, success stories, and more.
Fast Company
Find articles on new businesses, new technology, leadership, and trends.
HR-Guide
Geared towards human resource topics, find abundant information on topics such as staff selection, compensation, performance evaluation, employee behavior problems, employee benefits, and legal issues.
Idea Cafe
Short articles on all aspects of small business ownership.
Inc. Magazine
Featuring articles on articles on start-ups, technology, finance, marketing, leadership, and management.
Small Business Innovation Research
A program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration provides assistance with business financing, entrepreneurial development, government contracting, and advocacy for small business.
Women’s Business Office
Entrepreneurs, especially women, who are economically or socially disadvantaged, are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

Business Planning

 

Business Plans

Bplans
Bplans contains an online collection of free sample business plans and tools and guides to help you start and manage your business.
Bureau of Labor and Statistics – National Compensation Survey – Wages
SCORE – Business Planning
Find several great templates and guides for business planning, finance, sales, marketing, and management.
Small Business Administration – Create Your Business Plan

Demographic and Lifestyle Information

ReferenceUSA | Tutorials
Conduct demographic and lifestyle research on potential clients and consumers.
U.S. Census Data
Bureau of Labor and Statistics – Consumer Expenditure Survey

Funding

Accion Texas
Connects small business owners with the financing and advice it takes to create or grow enterprises.
CapitalCDC
A private non-profit provider of small business financing throughout Texas.
People Fund
Providing access to capital, education, and resources to build small businesses.
Texas State University Small Business Development Center
Works with existing and startup small businesses to help them grow and compete by providing assistance during every phase of the business life cycle.
U.S. Small Business Administration Loans
Aiding, counseling, and assisting small business owners through delivery of millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
WILCO Funding Portal
A locally focused crowdfunding platform that helps startups fund growth through small contributions from many parties.

Industry Information

Census Bureau – Annual and Quarterly Service
Census Bureau – Economic Census
Census Bureau – Current Industrial Reports

Who is My Competition?

ReferenceUSA | Tutorials
Perform market research on competitors, discover your ideal location, and more using ReferenceUSA.
 

Local Business

 

City of Round Rock  – Locating a Business in the City
Information covering the requirements for opening a business within the City of Round Rock.
Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
Comprehensive information for business owners and those opening a business in Round Rock.
Round Rock Chamber – Small Business Guide
WILCO Funding Portal
A locally focused crowdfunding platform that helps startups fund growth through small contributions from many parties.
Williamson County Economic Development Partnership
The partnership is a joint effort between Williamson County and its encompassing communities to create a voice for the county in bringing new business development to partner communities.