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Business Resource Center

The Charlevoix Public Library works to provide materials to help small businesses in any way we can. We have books, databases, and resources that can help you on your way. This page highlights some of these resources but many more are available. Please ask a librarian for assistance if needed.



These databases are provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL). To view  full list of databases, please click here.

Legal Forms

Find current Michigan legal forms for business or personal use. 


Business Insights: Global

Access to case studies, statistical data source, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by country, company, and industry. 



Comprehensive business-to-consumer market data.


DemographicsNow: Business & People

Comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales and marketing mailing lists, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection

Business-related titles pulled from Gale Virtual Reference Library.


InfoTrac Business Collection

Indexing, abstracts, and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trad publications from international, US, and regional news sources essential for entrepreneurs and small businesses.


Small Business Resource Center

Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles, and websites.


Website Resources

Michigan Business

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

US Small Business Administration

Service Core of Retired Executives

Startup Nation

United States Patent and Trademark Office


Business Resource Center Books

Marketing Books

Starting Your Business



Local Chambers of Commerce

Charlevoix Area Chamber of Comerce

Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce

Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce

East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce