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Business Resource Center

Business Programs and Career Development Classes

Visit our Business, Finance and Career Programs page for more information.

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center logo Novi Public Library is a Michigan SBDC Business Resource Center.  We provide information about how to start and grow your business, a place to meet, computers & printers, business books, access to business databases and information about the various state and federal programs that offer assistance to business people.

Starting a Business in Michigan

PDF Icon SBDC's Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business

Training Webinars

ReferenceUSA Online Training: Start, manage and grow your business

Online Resources

Gale Virtual Reference logo
Gale E-Reference Books

Ebsco Host
Ebsco e-Books

Business Reference BooksBusiness Reference Books

Find industry and company information in hardcopy directories, almanacs, encyclopedias.

Business Non-Fiction BooksBusiness Non-Fiction Books

More than 800 circulating business books about accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, start-ups, etc.

Business Newspapers and MagazinesNewspapers & Magazines

Catch up on your business reading in the first floor magazine area. See what Business Newspapers and Magazines we have available.

Reference USA logBusiness Databases

Access our subscription databases in the library or at home/office using your Novi Library card. Visit our Online Tools page to see the Business Databases listing.

Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.  The program’s intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.

Recommended WebsitesRecommended Business Websites

Free, librarian reviewed online information.  Click here for Recommended Business Websites page.

SCORE logoSCORE Mentoring

One-on-one business mentoring by appointment. Visit our Business Programs page for registration information.

Novi Public Library logoNovi Business Owner Library Card

Novi business owners can get a Novi Library card for their company. To sign up for a Novi Business Owner Card, fill out an application and bring it to the Circulation Desk or send directly to Hillary Hentschel, the business librarian.

City of Novi Business Information 

Business information for the City of Novi can be found at