Business and Careers

For resources to help you build your career or business, click the icons below.

A to Z Database

A to Z Opens in new windowA to Zdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business and executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more.

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Use of the resource is open to anyone, but in order to save searches, patron must sign up for an account.  

Grow with Google

Grow With Google Partner

Google is responsible for the development of course material, Coursera hosts the courses. There are nine areas of study and learners can sign up for as many as they want. There are no fees associated with this program, and all learners earn Coursera certificates that can be uploaded to sites such as LinkedIn. Courses are self-paced and as long as the learner is active within any 90 day period, they can keep working toward their certificates. If an account is non-active for a 90 day period, the scholarship can be recycled so another patron can use it. Courses include project management, IT support, advanced data analytics, business intelligence, cybersecurity, UX design, digital marketing and e-commerce, IT automation with python, and data analytics.

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Patron are encouraged to apply for a Grow With Google Scholarship through the following link:

Patrons must have a LEPL card (physical card or digital card).

Job & Career Accelerator

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Build resumes and job letters, find a career match, explore occupation, search for jobs and internships, prepare for an interview, career eBooks library, discover schools and scholarships and more!

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This is a sub-section of the Learning Express database. It is provided by TexShare Databases and requires TexShare login to access and a new account setup through Learning Express. Contact the library to obtain the Texshare password. 

Plan Builder 

Gale Opens in new windowPlan Builder allows established and startup businesses, new business owners, and non-profits to create business plans and models. Has built-in tools and links to Gale Legal Forms and Gale Entrepreneurship for assistance. Plan Builder offers a step-by-step guide to starting and optimizing a business as well as how to manage it. The intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a plan focused on long-term success and the 400 highly-curated links to “Helpful Resources” inform and assist them in completing business planning activities.

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Provided by TexShare Databases. Requires TexShare password to login. Contact the library to obtain password.