Small Business, Career,
College & Vocation Resources
For Small Businesses
These resources are geared for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and those thinking about starting their own business. Much of the verbiage below has been taken directly from the resource it’s describing.
Business Source Complete: Aimed at the needs of business schools and libraries, this database includes premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. Indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886.
Entrepreneurial Studies Source: A tool for business students and researchers, providing the latest insight on topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small businesses. It offers full text for business journals, magazines and reference books, as well as case studies and company profiles.
Glassdoor: Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside, making it easy to find a job that’s right for you.
Reference Solutions: Reference Solutions, formerly Reference USA, is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people specifically designed for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. Reference Solutions helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. To access Reference Solutions off-site, you will need to accept their terms and conditions and enter your library card number.
For Job Seekers
These resources are geared towards those seeking employment, a career change, or career assistance. Much of the verbiage below has been taken directly from the resource it’s describing.
Computer Skills: GCF Global is a free resource with self-paced technology training modules. Topics covered include computer and Internet basics, Google and Microsoft Office software, and basic graphic design, among other skills for 21st century workers.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: This website provides information about The CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that creates a temporary, federal insurance program that are otherwise not eligible for Unemployment benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, those seeking part-time employment, and individuals lacking sufficient work history.
Resume Generator: This website provides fill-in-the-blank prompts for building a professional-looking resume.
Unemployment: This website provides information about filing for unemployment in the State of Indiana.
Unemployment Resources for Artists: This website provides FAQs and information for self-employed and gig economy workers.
For College & Vocation Seekers
These resources are geared to those seeking colleges or vocational skills. Much of the verbiage below is taken directly from the resource page.
Federal Student Aid: The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
Community Foundation of DeKalb County Scholarships: The Foundation awards about $150,000 from scholarship funds each year. Most Community Foundation scholarships support full-time undergraduate study toward a Bachelor’s degree for a current-year high school graduate. A limited number of scholarships are available for work toward an Associate or technical degree.
Peterson’s: Peterson’s comprehensive online college search guide helps students discover their best fit educational program. Two-year or four-year. Undergraduate or Graduate. Certificate program or online degree. We’ve got them all—and we’ll help you sort through your options and provide advice on the often confusing college application process.
Testing and Education Reference Center: Exam and skills practice for high school students, college bound students, career bound employees, grad school students, international citizens, and more. The Testing and Education Reference Center also includes a resume builder.
Vocational and Career Collection: Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.