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.


According to, marketing is "the total of activities involved in the transfer of goods from the producer or seller to the consumer or buyer, including advertising, shipping, storing, and selling". Find resources here to help you develop a successful marketing campaign. 

Books at the Library

Twitter and Facebook for Small Businesses

Ashley Cisneros & Shalyn Dever, co-founders of Orlando's Chatter Buzz Media, visit the Orlando Public Library to talk about new developments regarding Twitter and Facebook and how small businesses can leverage social media to their advantage.

Pitch Your Business Story to the Media

OCLS has a variety of programming, including business programming. Watch this video to get some quick tips on how to pitch your business story to radio, newspapers, and blogs.

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