Does your small business need mailing lists? Check out ReferenceUSA. Using this database, you can generate lists by zip code, within a certain radius, by estimated income, etc.

Access is free to SCPL library card holders. Find it at, click on eResources, and then select ReferenceUSA. Call us at 596-3505 for additional assistance.

June 24, 2015 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Business Plans

Need sample business plans and other documents for your start-up business? Our Small Business Reference Center is just what you need.

Access this through our home page, click on eResources, then select that database. Access is free with your SCPL library card.

June 17, 2015 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Small Business Resources and Alternative Sources of Capital

Small businesses may find assistance and alternative sources of capital on the following web site.

June 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment


Ever wished you could check on your broker and find out more information about them? Try out the new service called BrokerCheck.

It’s a quick way to plug in a name and ensure that the broker doesn’t have disciplinary issues on his/her resume — hasn’t stolen from anyone, churned their account, or been fired.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, called FINRA, is advertising its new website and trying to encourage investors to check it out, with a kind of “buyer beware” message. Go to to find out more about this product.

June 3, 2015 at 10:20 am Leave a comment

Practice tests

Learning Express is a product provided by SCPL that contains practice tests for various occupations, including law enforcement, nursing, cosmetology, real estate, and more.

And for those thinking of joining the armed services, we have practice ASVAB tests. Likewise, we have practice US citizenship exams.

To access these start at the library’s home page,, select eResources, and then Learning Express. All you need is your SCPL card number and you’re ready to go. Call us at 596-3505 if you need assistance.

May 26, 2015 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Did you know the library provides access to the Morningstar Investment Research Center? Here you can get comprehensive financial information on thousands of stocks and mutual funds, plus more. Access is free to library card holders–go to and click on eResources.

May 16, 2015 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Digital Marketing for Small Business

Sponsored by the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center, this seminar will help small business owners take advantage of digital marketing methods to drive business growth.

Takes place at the Spartanburg County Public Library (downtown) located at 151 S Church St on Wednesday, May 13 from 9:00 am to noon in the Hoechst-Celanese Room. The investment required for this program is $29.

To register online go to No registration, money or checks will be accepted at the door. For more information, please contact Beth Smith at the SBDC at or 592-6318.

May 8, 2015 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

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