As tech stacks get more complex and harder to implement, Andy and Jeff pull the curtain of mystery off of the subject and help you cut through all of the noise and help you prioritize what you need.Read More
- ProQuest - (Library card required from home) Read articles from newspapers, magazines, journals and trade publications.
- Lynda.com - (Library card required from home) is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Access their library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts, thousands of courses you can take at your own pace on any device.
- Project MUSE - (Library card required from home) Project MUSE – a development of Johns-Hopkins and other major U.S. Universities. E-books in the classics, history and literature, now totaling more than 10,000 titles.
- Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - (Available only at Central and Plaza) This database is geared toward individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. You can read about specific grants, and learn how to increase your chances of success.
Kansas City Public Library has partnered with local tax giant H&R Block to develop and make public the H&R Block Business Center. My husband, a budding entrepreneur (he’s in plants so that’s funny-get it, budding?) is a proud graduate of the Kauffman FastTrac and I think it was during the third day of class that he was taken to the Kansas City Public Library and introduced to the wealth of resources the library offers. He used the resources to complete his course work as well as to start his business and we both access online databases from our home PC on a weekly basis (at least).
Kansas City Public Library is most certainly not the only place to go in the metro area either. Johnson County Library has thirteen locations throughout Johnson County and Mid-Continent Public Library has programs dedicated to assisting small business owners, even for us marketing folk.
Yes, all of the links above require a library card and if you clicked on any of the links, you saw that I took you to the source, save the last link which takes you to the login with your library card. Maybe you even cursed me because you couldn’t get any further in your search but do not despair. All you need to do is get on down to your public library and get a darn library card. Don’t winge and say that’s too complicated, you’ve already paid for it and I know you will be pleasantly surprised.
And in case you need to be reminded, these resources are free. Enjoy.