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 Go to Research, then select that database. Access is free with your SCPL library card. Call us at 864-596-3505 for assistance.


Online Access to Popular Magazines

SCPL offers free online access to over 80 popular magazines, including The Economist, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

To access go to:
Over on the right, click on: Go to Resources.
Click on: Resources A-Z Index.
And then select Zinio.
You’ll be asked for your SCPL library card and then you’re ready to go.

Please call us at 864-596-3505 with questions.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Want to be a more educated investor? Your SCPL library card gives you free access to this valuable resource. Here you can get comprehensive financial information on thousands of stocks and mutual funds, plus more.

Start at the libraries’ home page:, select “Go to Research” and select Morningstar Investment Research Center.

Please call our Reference Desk for assistance or more information at 596-3505.

Consumer Reports–online access

Want to research a product before you make the big purchase? Consumer Reports is a great place to start and your SCPL library card gives you online access to articles from that publication.

You’ll want to start at the libraries’ home page– Next click on “Go to Research” and select MasterFILE Premier. From here you can search for product reviews from Consumer Reports, as well as other magazines.

And give us a call at 596-3505 if you need assistance in your search.

SBA Small Business Resource Day

This workshop is for small business owners who want to connect with the counseling, capital and contracting resources of the Federal Government. Representatives from area lending institutions will be present to provide overviews of their programs. Free, but call Beth Smith at 592-6318 to register. Sponsored by the Spartanburg Small Business Development Center.

Wednesday, October 18  9:00am to noon
Harley Meeting Room (Upper Level)
Headquarters Library–151 S Church St.