Business & Careers

Business and FinanceWe've got all the tools you need to start, manage and grow a thriving business. Find business plans, models and blueprints. Learn about emerging companies, how to raise venture capital and apply for small business loans. There are also financial management guides and investment portfolios.

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Small Business Startup

One-on-one consultations for entrepreneurs at the Spring Garden Road Library. Starting or expanding a business can be an overwhelming prospect. Let us guide you to resources that can help lessen the anxiety. Geared toward the startup entrepreneur, each 45 minute one-on-one information session is tailored to your business idea. More info...

Searchable Databases

Use databases to find information about industry trends, statistics and startup advice. Includes articles from: 

  • Business magazines: Good sources for background information
  • Trade journals: Targeted for a specific industry/trade; invaluable resource for small business owners
  • Newspapers: First to carry information about changes in your field/industry

 

  • Business Plans Handbook (eBook edition)
    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs. From a variety of industries.
  • CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals)
    Canadian journals and magazines – including sections from The Globe and Mail.

  • General Reference Centre
    General interest items, mostly US-based.

  • ProQuest Databases
    Canadian journals and magazines. Full-text coverage of Halifax Daily News from 1990 on.

  • Eureka.cc (formerly Newscan.com; on-site access only)
     Over 4000 titles from around the world including the New York Times, the Guardian, and local newspapers including the Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Post, New Glasgow Evening News and Truro Daily News. 

  • Statistics Canada 
    CANSIM - Canadian industry data
    Census - Population data

  • Grant Connect (formerly Canadian Directory of Foundations and Corporations; available only from a Library branch)
    Information on grants – who gives them and who receives them.

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