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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 Information Reference Center

Find current Michigan legal forms for business or personal use. 



DemographicsNow: Business & People

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

Small Business Reference Center

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

Investor’s Business Daily

IBD delivers actionable investing content, comprehensive tools, and educational resources to help you make smarter trading decisions.


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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