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WOW Update 
November 18, 2014

It’s All Business @ Broward County Library!
Free events and resources to kick start your business

Business coworkers having a discussion while sitting together in an open lobbyGet down to business with free classes, seminars and workshops from Broward County Library. Learn how to start your own business or find financing for a start-up. Discuss a business-related book or attend a computer class that can help you kick-start a career. All events are free and open to the public.

Two businessmen reviewing a project on a tablet
Free online business resources are available from your library.

Access Valuable Subscription-Only Online Resources FREE from Your Library!

In business, as in life, it pays to be prepared. Market research is key to success for any business person, and if you live, work or go to school in Broward County, a host of free online resources are available from Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library. To access the databases, you must first apply for an Alvin Sherman Library card (apply in person or online at Use your Nova library card number to use the great business resources available below, or browse the library’s full collection at under “Research.”

  • Business and Management (Oxford Scholarship Online): Full text of the best academic books on business and management.
  • Business Plans eBooks: Complete business plans for hundreds of types of businesses; updated annually.
  • Company Profiles: Home pages and information for more than 1.1 million public and private companies; includes parents and subsidiaries, annual sales, net profit as well as market and industry reports.
  • Emerald Management eJournals: Full-text articles from over 200 management journals.
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source: Videos, related transcripts and articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social networks for high-tech entrepreneurs.
  • Financial Times Archives: Public affairs reporting from Financial Times ranging from 1888-2009.

Creation Station - Business focus group at Main Library
Creation Station - Business focus group at Main Library.

Creation Station: Business – Coming Soon in 2015 to Main Library! 
Creation Station: Business will open on the 7th floor of the Main Library in 2015. This state-of-the-art meeting, training, conference and design center will provide an array of valuable services to local entrepreneurs. Recently, a group of Broward County business professionals gathered in the evolving space to discuss their ideas and thoughts to help make the area a success. We look forward to sharing more details about Creation Station: Business soon.