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Business

Ottawa Public Library resources, services and programs help to ensure that local businesses have the information they need to be successful and stay competitive. Our clients often include existing businesses planning growth and looking at market research and marketing, entrepreneurial startups, newcomers starting a business, and business students.

Our business librarians are available for one-one consultations to help you with all your business needs. Make an appointment with a Business Librarian.

Blogs

29/10/2018
Rubina Ahmed-Haq, personal finance journalist explains the major roadblocks to saving and outlines what you can do today to start being better with your money.
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Business planning at a table
28/01/2019
Are you a new entrepreneur or looking to start a business? Ottawa Public Library...
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26/10/2018
November is Make a Will Month. Learn about the importance of having a will...
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20/09/2018
Have you been following #askalibrarian on Twitter but would really prefer to #askalibrarian in...
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Online resources

Logo for Business Writing
Helps learners develop their written business communication skills in the context of emails, SMS, letters and reports. Topics include the writing process, linking ideas and writing clearly.
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Logo for Grant Connect
Up-to-date information on hundreds of Canadian grant-making foundations and corporations, as well as more than 150 American foundations that have a history of philanthropy in Canada. Choose your terms carefully when you set up your search. A range of options...
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InfoTrac Business Collection logo
Analyze industry events and trends, company performance and activity, as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Publications include broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings, investment reports, market overviews, country snapshots, and industry...
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Logo for Lynda.com
With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, Lynda.com is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills you can use today.
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Logo for ReferenceGroup
A directory of 1.5 million Canadian company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Enables entrepreneurs, job-hunters, and consumers to find businesses in any industry...
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Logo for Value Line
The Value Line Investment Survey and Small & Midcap Survey offers access to over 3,500 stocks across 100 industries. This includes analysts’ reports, statistics and forecasts of stock performance.
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