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George Bergstrom has worked in libraries since 1999 and received his MLS in 2003. Mr. Bergstrom has worked in both public and academic libraries with an emphasis on reference work. His blog is Bridging the Gap: Musings of a Career Librarian.

State Small Business Development Centers

George Bergstrom’s guide helps to identify resources to research how to start a small business in each of the 50 states. He suggests the first place to start may be the Small Business Administration’s district offices. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development Disadvantaged Business Utilization Program has state level resources. Another resource for many states are LinkedIn groups and Facebook groups of entrepreneurs and small business persons. In addition, George recommends checking with the local Chamber of Commerce for the area in which you plan to operate your business.

Subjects: E-Government, Government Resources

Company Research – Access Through State Sponsored Portals

Librarian George Bergstrom has identified and links to 45 states that provide their respective residents with access to company related information, and 4 others that help individual libraries negotiate with the companies that own these resources to then provide access to their communities.

Subjects: E-Government, Features, Government Resources, Legal Research
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