Whether you are starting a business, researching your competitors, or following the stock market, Newton Free Library can help give you the leading edge.
Our business resource table and book collection is located on the second floor of the Library. Here you will find popular print resources like Morningstar, Value Line, Hoovers and more. You can also access Morningstar, Value Line, and other resources available on our Digital Resources page by clicking on the Browse by Subject tab and choosing Business & Finance.
SCORE Free counseling and advice sessions at the library
SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide.
Register (required) at https://scoreboston.org/OL/newton/ or call 617-565-5591.
- All sessions will take place in Meeting Room A.
- Weekly on Thursdays 9-2, the second Wednesday of the month 4-9, and the fourth Tuesday of the month 5-9.
Small Business Resources
- Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE)
Provides a wealth of programs, events and services for women entrepreneurs.-
Provides non-profit help for small business owners through mentoring and training programs with retired business owners. Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The Library partners with SCORE|Boston to connect small business owners with free, virtual counseling and advice sessions. Find a mentor here.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
Dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the country. Take a look at the Small Business Learning Center for business planning.
General Business Resources
- Better Business Bureau
Research data on over 2.5 million businesses and charities. File a complaint or access news and other consumer information.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
This U.S. agency measures labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy.
- Data USA
Explore data about the US, including maps and population, demographic and economic data.
- Massachusetts Corporations Division
This division is the filing and public information office for corporations, other business entities, filings made under Article 9 of the UCC and trademarks.
- Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Provides free and confidential counseling and low-cost educational programs to small business owners.
- Charles River Regional Chamber
Promotes local area business and commerce. Website includes the Business Directory of Chamber members, organized by category.
- Blue Book of Building and Construction
Features over 800,000 company listings with over 46,000 display ads and company profiles.
A national directory of licensed accountants on the internet.
- ThomasNet (Thomas Register)
A searchable database of U.S. Manufacturers. Provides links to online catalogs and supplier websites. Free registration is required.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
An economic information portal with links to international, national and regional statistics and reports for the non-economist.
- New England Economic Indicators
Current and historical economic data for New England and the U.S. presents a monthly snapshot of the New England economy, featuring data on labor market conditions, consumer prices, real estate, state revenues and other economic activity.
- U.S. Department of Commerce
Comprised of 12 different agencies, the Commerce Department aims to help make U.S. businesses more innovative and competitive at home and abroad.
- EDGAR (SEC filings and forms) – Securities and Exchange Commission Database
Provides company information such as registration statements, periodic reports, SEC filings for businesses both foreign and domestic.
- Kiplinger Business Resource Center
Get trusted advice on personal finance and business.