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Advertisement from the Garland Chamber of Commerce announcing CRF Business Assistance GrantsCRF Business Assistance Program
The City of Garland has received funding from the CARES Act and is to distribute $500,000 of those funds to Garland small businesses through the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) Business Assistance Program. Grants of up to $20,000 will be made to businesses with up to twenty (20) employees at the time of application. Applications will be accepted via the Garland Chamber website. If at least 75 percent of grant funding is not distributed by August 14, 2020, the Garland Chamber will open grant applications to businesses employing 21 to 50 employees.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the Garland Chamber of Commerce CRF Business Assistance Program.


Go Big in Texas logoCOVID-19 Resources for Texas Businesses
The Texas Economic Development Corporation has compiled statewide resources to support businesses and will ensure you are informed with the most up-to-date information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.


Small Business Administration logoCoronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 
Information from the U.S. Small business Administration.


State Seal of the Governor of TexasGOVERNOR’S SMALL BUSINESS HANDBOOK
The Small Business Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of business planning, registration, requirements and financing. The Handbook also identifies programs and organizations supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state of Texas. This handbook is intended to provide general guidance and assistance to those interested in developing or further expanding their business in Texas and beyond. It is not intended to be construed or relied upon as legal, accounting, or other professional services or advice. More info: BusinessinTexas.com


AtoZ Databases LogoATOZDATABASES



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Business Abstracts logoBUSINESS ABSTRACTS WITH FULL TEXT


  • Offers full text articles from hundreds of key publications, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more.
  • BUSINESS AND LEGAL


Business and Continuity Disaster Reference Center logoBUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER


  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Reference Center is a full-text database used by corporations and government agencies.
  • Business and Legal


Gale Virtual Reference Library logoBUSINESS PLANS HANDBOOK


  • Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • BUSINESS AND LEGAL


Business Source Complete logoBUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE


  • Search for company profiles, industry profiles, and market research reports.
  • Business and Legal


Morningstar logoMorningstar Investment Research Center


  • Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate database that is designed to help library patrons reach their investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
  • Business and Legal, Finance and Investment


Regional Business News logoREGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS



Small Business Reference Center logoSMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTER


  • This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.  “How-to” instructions address small business topics, such as buying and selling a business, managing employees, writing a business plans, understanding legal information, a business and much more.
  • Business and Legal


Sustainability Reference Center logoSUSTAINABILITY REFERENCE CENTER


  • Designed for sustainability experts and information professionals, this collection offers unmatched full-text coverage of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management.
  • Homework Resources


ValueLine logoValue Line Research Center


  • Accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies for beginning investors and veterans alike.
  • Finance and Investment

Niche green arrow graphicValue Line Research Center Tutorial