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A to Z Database

Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and accessing addresses and phone numbers.


Business Source Complete

Find full articles from popular and scholarly business periodicals, company and market research, and daily updated business news.


Gale Legal Forms

Access downloadable and sample legal forms for a variety of categories, as well as an attorney directory, tax forms, and a law digest.

A reliable online research center for independent investment analysis for investors in stocks and funds.

NewsBank Business and Economics
Find recent articles and publications from around the United States about a variety of business-related subjects such as popular companies, consumer issues, the job market, and more.

Regional Business News

Access articles from business journals, newspapers, and newswires from around the United States.


General Resources

Business Plans

Financing Your Business

Legal Issues

Marketing, Statistics, and Research

Getting Started


This guide is designed for individuals interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing business.  Whatever your objectives, you will find free business resources at the Licking County Library.  The materials listed are just a sampling of the resources available at your library and online.  To find additional titles, please browse our shelves (particularly the 340's and 650's), or ask a reference librarian for assistance.

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Reference Resources (In-Library Use)

Visit the Business Reference table on the upper level of the Main Library for additional resources including:

  • Annual Statement Studies Robert Morris Associates. REF Business Table 332.67 RM 
    • Company financial and operating ratio
  • Business Digest (Newsletter that is available to take home)
  • Small Business Sourcebook REF Business Table 658.022 Small 2013
  • Value Line Investment

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Local Resources

Licking County Chamber of Commerce Logo

Licking County Chamber of Commerce
50 West Locust Street
Newark, OH 43055

Ohio Department of Development Logo

Ohio Department of Development
First Stop for Business

77 S. High St.
P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, OH 43216-1001
1-800-248-4040 or (614) 466-4232

SBA Small Business Administration
401 North Front Street,  Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

East Central Ohio Score Logo
SCORE: Service Corps of Retired Executives
 25 Walnut Street
Newark, OH 43058

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