Forsyth County Public Library

Small Business

Forsyth County Public Library provides free access to a wide variety of resources, services, programs and facilities
useful to entreprenuers, small business owners and investors.

Small Business Assistance

Information Services librarians are available to assist you with your business research on the third floor or by calling 336-703-3020.

  • Schedule an appointment to discuss library resources you can use to research industry trends, locate your competition, identify potential customers, and find sources of supply.
  • Attend a workshop to discover free library resources useful for business research.
  • Access a special collection of books on starting and operating a small business.

Online Resources for Small Businesses

Access databases essential to business research from anywhere in the world with your valid library card.

  • Download Contacts for Entrepreneurs for a listing of local, state and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide services and assistance to small businesses and startups.
  • Explore powerful research databases to research competitors, customers, marketing strategies, product development, industry trends, sources of supply and more.

Information Services Department

Located on the third floor of Central Library, the Information Services department is a great place to spend time researching, working, meeting and networking.

  • Quiet working environment
  • Abundant tables equipped with charging technology
  • Reservable meeting rooms with a valid library card and completion of meeting room training
  • Public computers with printing
  • Wireless access for your devices
  • Open air terrace for breaks

Research Databases for Small Business

Explore these powerful online databases to research competitors, customers, marketing strategies, product development, industry trends, sources of supply and more.

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  • Research and independent opinions on mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds (ETF).
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  • Find articles from peer-reviewed journals, magazines, newspapers, and industry reports on all subjects.
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  • Immediate access to thousands of general interest and scholarly e-books on all subjects.
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  • Financial information to help investors make informed investment decisions. Find data about U.S. companies. Research local businesses and markets. Create lists for market research.
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  • Research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
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  • Full text articles from the Wall Street Journal from 1984-present.
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  • Full text articles from November 1997-present.

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Contact Us

336-703-BOOK (2665)
Email: Contact Us
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Closings
Monday, January 1 - New Year's Day
Monday, January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Friday, March 29 - Good Friday
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day
Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day
Monday, September 2 - Labor Day
Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 28 - Thanksgiving
Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas holiday begins
Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas
Thursday, December 26 - Christmas