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Starting a Business

Online catalog

Harford County Public Library has lots of materials on this topic.

Try searching under Keywords Starting Business

Gale Courses

Harford County Public Library offers a free Start your own Small Business Course through Gale Courses.

Click on the Business tab on the left to browse the business courses.—a premier online learning resource offering more than 4,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more—is now available FREE with your library card.

Search on Starting a business. You can choose to take just one course such as “or you a work through several related courses called “Playlists”. “Starting a Business” playlist appears at the top of your search. Click on it and hit the Subscribe to Playlist button.


Other Local Resources for Starting a Business

Harford County Economic Development

Harford County Economic Development’s website has some great information on starting a business. They also have people reading and willing to help answer your questions.

Begin with Starting Your Business and Start up Guidelines pages.

IRS Videos

This site has some great Webinars to help you understand Federal taxes for small businesses.

Enoch Pratt Library Resources

Enoch Pratt State Library Resources has a page full of useful links for small businesses.

Maryland Dept of Commerce

The State of Maryland also provides useful resources to help new business startups.