By Lincoln Thurber
Atheneum Reference Librarian
Starting a business is easy, said nobody, ever.
And, if you’re already running your own small business, you know that there are constant challenges to your ongoing success. It’s easier to meet those challenges, and ensure your business continues to grow and thrive if you have solid information about basic business activities. From taxes, insurance, and contracts it is good to have a resource to help you keep your business running smoothly.
When you live in the business world, continuing to seek knowledge and staying up to-date with the latest industry trends is vital. If not, you risk falling behind your competitors. Most business owners start with a particular acumen, whether it be an expertise in marketing, or just a good idea to fill a market they see locally. Beyond that, business owners either need to partner with individuals with different strengths or get to studying!
Luckily, there are many prolific entrepreneurs and businesspeople who are more than willing to share their expertise. However, rather than buying the books to sift through all information you might need, the library can be your resources that saves you money and saves your business money.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
There are many business resources to examine, so the Nantucket Atheneum has narrowed down what we believe to be the best business resources we have online. And these supplement the physical books we have on shelves, covering subjects ranging from Accounting, Classic Business Books, Consumer Behavior, Hospitality, Economics, Management and Employee Training.
While the Atheneum has many databases, we hope you will find insight and knowledge to help the local economy from our business subjects in the Small Business eResources page.