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Whiteford Branch Closure: Beginning Tuesday, July 16th, and continuing through Thursday, July 18th,
the Whiteford Library will be closed to repave the parking lot, weather permitting.
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Creating a Business Plan


LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com—a premier online learning resource offering more than 16,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card.

Search under “Business Plan” for Courses and videos to help you.


Doing your Business plan research

Market information

You can find basic information about your market—population, households, age, lifestyle preferences and much more through Harford County Public Library’s Reference Solutions.

Select US Consumers/Lifestyles and click on Additional Filters. Enter your service area zip codes to zero in on the customers that are most important to your business.


Competitor information

Find your competitors using Harford County Public Library's Reference Solutions database.

Select US Businesses Database, then Additional Filters. Then select your service area zip codes.


Other Local Resources

The Maryland Small Business Development Center has some great courses that will prepare you to start your business.

Select the "Training" menu to find out what courses are coming soon.