Build Your Business with Research
The Entrepreneur Collection provides resources and guides needed for business success. The Collection includes books on how to start a business, Limited Liability Corporations, patents, copyright, & trademarks, consultant & independent contractor agreements, business plans, accounting, social media, marketing, and more!
This collection is kept at the FCL Farmington Hills location. FCL cardholders may place any item on hold for pickup at the FCL Farmington location.
Need help finding the right information? We offer research assistance, free classes, and networking opportunities. Sessions may be scheduled for groups or individuals both on and off-site. If you have questions about classes or small business & entrepreneurship resources, please contact Sherri Vaughn, Nonprofit & Business Outreach Coordinator.
Peer Reviewed & Robust Information
FCL provides free public access to FCL cardholders to a variety of peer-reviewed research databases and online learning platforms. Find the latest market research, legal reference databases, instructor-led professional development courses, and more.
Additional Business Resources
Unless noted with an asterisk, these publications are available at both FCL locations. Asterisked publications are available at the FCL Farmington Hills location only.
*Bottom Line Personal
*Fidelity Monitor & Insight
Harvard Business Review
Investor’s Business Weekly
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Newspaper Source Plus (Online Resource)
*NoLoad Mutual Funds
Regional Business News (Online Resource)
*S & P Outlook
Advantage Oakland – (248) 858-0720
Annual Reports (Free Annual Reports by IR Solutions)
BizStats – (717) 909-6000
Business Development Center (BDC) at Schoolcraft College – (734) 462-4438
Business Forward (Oakland County) – (248) 858-0783
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) State of Michigan – (517) 241-0199
EDGAR Company Filings (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
Farmington Economic Development – (248) 473-7250
Farmington Hills Economic Development – (248) 871-2506
Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce – (248) 919-6917
IRS.gov Employer ID Numbers (EIN) aka Federal Tax Identification Number – (800) 829-4933
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
Oakland County Bar Association – (248) 334-3400
Small Business Development Center™ (SBDC)
Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Free Classes
SBDCNet (National Information Clearinghouse) – (800) 689-1912
State of Michigan Corporations Division
Thomas (U.S. Manufacturers’)
U.S. Census Business Builder
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – (202) 691-5200
Yahoo Finance (Includes Historical stock quotes)