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

31/05/2017
Starting or expanding your business to reach the world? Use Research Monitor to view...
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12/05/2017
Do you have questions about Estate Planning and Wills? Don't miss this two-hour informative...
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14/02/2017
Today's marketing landscape is complex. Social media is an important tool for driving more...
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23/01/2017
Thinking of starting a business? OPL offers a range of information sessions and resources...
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Online resources

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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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General Business File ASAP
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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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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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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ReferenceCanada
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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Provides an introduction to Euromonitor International’s global business research. It offers unlimited access to more than 5,000 industry and country reports across 80 countries as well as daily breaking news articles on factors influencing the business landscape.
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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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