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.

Melrose Center

The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation, and Creativity has resources you can use to create videos and radio ads, and Adobe software to create the advertising you need to get your company to the next level. Register for classes today and learn more about how this center can improve your bottom line.


According to, advertising is "the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc."

Advertising Directories

So, your business is finally taking off and you're ready to advertise in the prime time. Use these directories to find out who to contact to get your business out there.

*Book call numbers with an "R" preceding its numbers are a part of the Orlando Public Library's Reference Collection. They are available for review, but may not be checked out.

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