The Beaverton City Library supports business prospecting, we can help!

The Beaverton City Library supports business prospecting, we can help!

Buyers or managers could search the web, but most agree that Googling provides less-than-helpful results. Get out of that rabbit hole and come to the library at 12375 SW 5th St. New copies of Pacific Northwest High Technology Directory, Harris D&B Oregon/Washington Manufacturing & Services Register, ReferenceUSA, PBJ Book of Lists, or Oregon Manufacturer’s Directory expose you to key people you are looking for. From wholesaling, agricultural, machinery, medical instruments, to consulting and engineering, we can help.

Starting a small business? Review business plans first, because knowing how to word the strategy will be demystified using Gale Business Entrepreneurship, which has thousands of sample business plans. Compare data between firms with new RMA Annual statement Studies, to benchmark your analysis.

Investing time in your company or nonprofit’s marketing research? Uncover statistics, demographics, and competitive intelligence yourself, with library references before you spend thousands on prefab reports. Markets are shaped by the location of its interests, so if you’re indexing cost-of-living from one city to the next, use our copy of C2ER Cost of Living Index, which is better than freebie calculators on the internet. With assistance and a DIY spirit, you can compile many of the same statistics and company lists to see your company’s strengths or weaknesses.

For freelance writers, we have the Literary Market Place, which is a literary agent in a book. The Oregon Foundation Databook reveals channels of opportunities for nonprofits. Although this title ended its decades-long run with the 2020 edition, we still have it, and we also have PBJ Book of Lists, and Giving guide. Pick our “Getting Money” brochure for references. The library has a print subscription to the Consumer Reports Magazine.

Currently, for building codes, swing down to the Tigard library. They maintain an up-to-date shelf of construction regulation resources, so contractors can review current structural, electrical, plumbing, and residential building codes there.

Are you doing investment research? Investing in the stock market comes with risk. Analyze your decisions by using ValueLine at the library. Use it digitally, linked from the Books & More website. Save $ on subscriptions to Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Barron’s, Daily Journal of Commerce, and Portland Business Journal, by visiting the Magazine collection room on the 2nd floor. In October 2024, Beaverton City Library will host an expanded 4-part personal finance workshop, hosted by Financial Beginnings.

The Washington County Cooperative library provides online resources, including Press Reader, Gale Business Insights Global, and Reference USA. Meet me by the Index Table!

Make a 1:1 appointment with Jill Adams (503) 350-3613. Visit and for more information.


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