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Managing the business and finances of your life is made easier with the following links and resources. These have been carefully selected to assist you with finding answers and getting guidance on business and finances. ​

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
James J. Hill Reference Library
Located in St. Paul, the Hill Library has housed a world-class collection of practical business information resources since 1921, and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country.
MCCD is an association of community development organizations committed to expanding the wealth and resources of neighborhoods through housing and economic development initiatives.
 
Helping entrepreneurs of color succeed.
The Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development’s (DEED) Small Business Assistance Office places a special emphasis on providing the in-depth information that is so crucial to business success, yet too costly for many businessmen and women to obtain on their own.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide.  Its network of 13,000+ volunteers offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. 
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: access to capital (business financing), entrepreneurial development (education, information, technical assistance and training), government contracting (federal procurement), and advocacy (voice for small business).
WomenVenture is a leader in providing the tools and support to help you start and grow your business, find a new job, or develop a new career path.  WomenVenture serves women - and men - of all economic and ethnic backgrounds. 

BUSINESS RESOURCES
Business Ethics 
Business Ethics is an online magazine with a strong heritage in the fields of ethics, governance, corporate responsibility and socially responsible investing.
 
BSR works with its global network of more than 250 member companies to develop sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration.
 
Directory of local Chambers of Commerce and Visitor Bureaus.
 
The latest financial news from CNN.
 
INVESTMENT RESOURCES
​American Funds is a family of mutual funds and the American Funds Target Date Retirement Series® with a wide range of investment objectives and a unique approach to investment management.
 
Mortgage rates, home loans, refinancing, credit cards, CD rates with personal finance advice.
 
Stock market digest.
 
Bloomberg news and headlines.
 
The latest financial news from CNN.
 
News and headlines from Forbes.
 
Highest quality and most reliable historical data on important economic aggregates, with particular emphasis on nominal measures.
A multimedia financial-services company dedicated to building the world's greatest investment community.
 
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education.
 
Minnesota's Twin Cities newsource.
 
Financial forms and filing instructions.
 
 
Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.