Data Axle Reference Solutions(see above) is the best source for information on over 14 million U.S. companies. The Quick Search feature allows you to search by company name or telephone number.
2. How do I find a list of businesses that fit specific criteria?
Data Axle Reference Solutions (see above) lets you search businesses throughout the U.S. The Custom Search feature lets you mix and match over 30 different search criteria to create the type of list you want.
3. Where can I find the price of a stock from a specific day?
BigCharts and Yahoo! Finance provide historical prices for most stocks. The Business Resource Center at the Norwalk Library has the Daily Stock Price Record, which lists stock prices for most U.S. companies from 1974-2001.
4. How do I find out if my bank deposits are safe?
Annual Credit Report is the official website to get a free credit report from the three nationwide consumer reporting companies. You can get all three reports at once or spread them out throughout the year.
6. Where can I get information about starting my own business?
The Small Business Administration provides a Small Business Planner with information on writing a business plan, financing, licenses and permits, managing a business and even getting out of business. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
Research In the Library
The Clifton M. Brakensiek Library offers a small business work space for entrepreneurs and small business owners. This work space includes the following features:
High speed internet access
Free color printing
Conference area for meetings
Small business collection
How to Book the Room
Contact the Clifton M. Brakensiek Library at 562.925.5543 to reserve the room. If there are no reservations, the room is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All users are restricted to two hours per day. The room is only available during the library’s open hours.
Need help researching a business question?Ask a Librarian. (We do not provide financial advice.)
These titles are available at the Norwalk Library
The Norwalk Library has an extensive business collection of reference books, journals and trade magazines. Materials in the business collection must be used in the Library.