Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

Need some help with your small business?  Are you considering opening a small business?  The library is your one-stop-shop for information from a variety of vetted sites and sources from our local librarians.

Note:  This page will be updated as we find additional information online.


2020 Tax Forms & Tax Related Information

The IRS has moved the deadline for filing and paying your taxes until July 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you need access to forms, please check the following links:

Federal Tax Forms

Indiana State Tax Forms

Small Businesses & Self-Employed Tax Information



Research Sites

There is a plethora of information that you can find at our statewide, free resource site INSPIRE.  You have automatic access to all of these databases for FREE as an Indiana resident.

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.

Business Wire News — Incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain’s New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc.

Entrepreneurship (Gale Business) — Your one-stop source to learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Whether you’re looking for how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing, human resource management, marketing, regional tax laws, or starting a home-based business, you’ll find it all in Small Business Resource Center.

Small Business Reference Center — This database offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.

** Please note, if the above links do not work for you from home, please go to and try to enter through the main page and click the Databases A-Z link to get to these. 


Internet Links

Scott County, Indiana Resources

Scott County Chamber of Commerce —  Find out information about local business and membership in this valuable organization here.  Their mission statement is to“Promote the interests of Business, Industry and Agriculture through the advancement of Education, Quality of Life, Environmental Awareness and Tourism.

Scott County Area Plan Commission — The Plan Commission provides information and guidance on development, zoning district regulations, subdivision regulations, permit procedures, floodplain boundaries, planning statistics, property information, and other information relevant to land use and the orderly development of the community

Scott County Community Foundation —  Their vision is to be a community leader in philanthropy, stewardship, giving and serving for the common good in Scott County. The Foundation will mobilize the leadership and resources needed to improve the quality of life for residents of Scott County.


State of Indiana Resources

Indiana Statistical Atlas  — this handy atlas contains stats for information all of Indiana, including Scott County.  There is a handy list at the right side of the screen that allows you to search by population, educational attainment, employment statuses, etc.

Indiana Small Business Development Center —  The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC) was created to have a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of small businesses in Indiana, and to help Hoosier Entrepreneurs start stronger, grow faster, and work smarter.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development — This website contains information regarding the process, filing, and legalities of unemployment in Indiana.


Other Resources

EIN (Employer Identification Number Information) — this IRS site has handy information on how to get your Employer Identification number for your small business.

Small Business Administration —  Created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Service Core of Retired Executives —  For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education.  As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.

Office of Veteran’s Business Development — This is a section of the SBA (Small Business Administration) dedicated to veterans who currently own or are considering their own small businesses.

Entrepreneur — This magazine has hundreds of resources for small business and entrepreneur’s available on their website.

Forbes — The small business section of this famous magazine website has a variety of articles and information for today’s small business owner.

US Securities & Exchange Commission — The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public’s trust.



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