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Business Resource Center

Business spreadsheets, paper clips, and a pen

The Bay County Library System business collection contains start-up materials, company information, business directories, legal resources and investment services. You also have online access to Business Databases from within the library or from home or office.

Business Start-Up

Interested in starting a new business? We have reference materials, online business databases and websites that can help! In addition, you might want to sign up for our Business Start-Up Seminar. The following reference materials, and many more, are available in the Business Resource Center at the Wirt Library:

Business Plans Handbook
How to Set Up Your Own Small Business
Small Business Sourcebook
How to Start a Business in Michigan
Household Spending

Small Business Start-Up Websites

Company Directories

Company information can be found in these and other print business directories found in the Business Resource Center.

Dun and Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory
Michigan Manufacturer’s Directory
Best’s Insurance Reports
Importer’s Manual USA
American Wholesalers and Distributors Directory
Brands and their Companies

We also have the following online business directories:


The following print investment services can be found in the Business Resource Center:

Valueline Investment Survey
S&P Outlook

We also have online Investment Databases: