Resources for Small Business Owners

In addition to regularly scheduled workshops for new and experienced business owners, the AFIC (Arlington Funding Information Center) provides print and electronic resources for entrepreneurs. Find books on writing business plans, starting your own business, marketing your business, and much more.


Academic Search Complete
Index, abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Business Source Complete
Full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics.

Enhanced Business Search
Includes company and industry profiles, market research reports, and business videos.

Foundation Center Cooperating Collection (East Branch Library Only)
The premier resource for locating in-depth information about grantsmakers and their grants.

Legal Collection
The discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, and federal law.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Get comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds, and use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be.

Real-time access to more than 20 Million Businesses, 222 Million Consumers, U.S. New Businesses, U.S. New Homeowners & Movers.

Regional Business News
Full text for more than 50 regional business publications.

Small Business Reference Center *NEW*
Contains more than 450 full-text reference books and nearly 400 full-text periodicals that provide detailed “how-to” instructions to address small business topics.

Small Business Help

Databases… MORE link

Starting your Business


Texas Wide Open for Business

North Texas Small Business Development Center

Small Business Learning Center

Texas Secretary of State, Business Basics

Small Business Reference Center

Business Plans

SCORE Fort Worth – Start Up – Business Plans

Business Plans and Profiles Index


Texas Business Licenses, Permits and Registration

News & Research

Business News

Regional Business News

Fort Worth Business

Dallas Business Journal

Market research


Your Economy

Census Bureau Economic Statistics

Company Research



Enhanced Business Search

Business Source Complete

Growing your business


Marketing your small business

U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library


Tips on Doing Business with the State of Texas

Supplier Portal: Doing business with the City of Arlington


SBA Loan Programs

Small Business Calculators

Legal & Tax

NOLO: Running your small business

Arlington, Texas Code of Ordinances

Tax Information for businesses