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Start Your Own Business

This guide will show you the eResources and books you can use to help find your target market, plan your business for success, navigate legal and financial hurdles, market your business effectively, and community resources.

Spaces @ OCLS

Need a convenient space to create, collaborate, or converse with a client?  The library offers a variety of spaces you can utilize to plan and run your business.

Getting Started


These resources can help you get started, all with your library card!

One-on-One: Research Assistance

Reference Librarian

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This guide is not intended to give legal or binding advice on creating your own business.  It is intended to be a helpful starting point highlighting resources the library has that can help you to start and grow your business.  Find additional information/sources for advice by visiting our "Community Resources" page.