The Troy Public Library now offers several new business eResources from the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) to support business owners, students, and local entrepreneurs, as well as others looking for access to global business information. The new resources have been purchased through funding allocated in State of Michigan budget, as part of the Economic Gardening initiative to grow businesses in the state.
These resources, accessible via the Library's eresources page, include:
DemographicsNow: Business & People – provides comprehensive business and demographic information to assess business viability, create sales leads, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, compare geographies and demographics, and more.
LegalForms Library – provides official attorney forms and documents in Word format helping users to deal with their legal needs, whether for business, personal or litigation purposes.
Business Insights: Global – includes case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry.
BusinessDecision — offers high quality consumer market data such as the Tapestry lifestyle segmentation system, consumer spending data, demographic and housing data, population estimates, and forecasts using Census data with state of the art mapping technology.
Troy Library will be hosting a training session on Wednesday, August 21, from 9 am – 3 pm, for all these new business resources. Economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and others engaged in small business development are welcome to attend. Register online or call 248.524.3542.