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Business Resources: for Businesses of All Sizes

Your gateway to the library's business resources, plus links to valuable online resources, and new additions to our collection.

Digital Newspapers & Magazines

Use your Vernon Area Library card to download and read current issues of these publications on the free Flipster app.

  • Bloomberg Business Week
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Fast Company
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Kiplinger's Finance
  • Inc. 
  • Money

In Print


  • Barrons
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • The New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal


Around the Web

Illinois Small Business Development Center

Centers are located throughout the state and provide information, confidential business guidance, training, and other resources to start-ups and existing small businesses.

Mind Tools

A wide range of resources to sharpen your career skills. Focusing on soft skills and strategy, the content offers user tests, tool kits, and training to take business skills to the next level.


SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The official government site offering resources for starting, financing, and managing a small business. Links to local resources and timely tips for your small business.

Learn Online with Gale Courses

Instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health-care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some Gale Courses can lead to certification.

Watch a Great Course

Book a 45-minute appointment 

with a Business Outreach Librarian to get one-on-one help with your business or non-profit questions. Whether you're prospecting new opportunities for a non-profit, developing your career, or thinking about starting a new business, the library has resources to help.


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Ashley Johnson
300 Olde Half Day Rd
Lincolnshire, IL 60069