Our Business Resource Center on the second floor offers access to our Business Collection and Business Reference Collection, as well as a kiosk featuring newly published Business books, a rotating featured display on a business topic, and information about our partners and programs. The shelving surrounding the Quiet Study Room houses our Career Collection, including books that help you study for national exams (ACT, SAT, GED, GMAT, GRE, etc.), choose colleges and find scholarships, explore careers, learn how to write exceptional résumés and cover letters, and get great interview advice..
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.
Visit our Business, Finance and Career Programs page for information on upcoming library programs and programs from our community partners on these topics.
Access thousands of digitized newspapers and magazines, including popular business periodicals like the Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Detroit Business, through ProQuest US Newstream (valid Novi Public Library card required). For more information about both print and digital newspapers and magazines available through the Library, check out our Magazines & Newspapers page.
Access our subscription databases in the Library, at home or at the office using your Novi Library card. Visit our Databases page to see our listings, including sections on Business and Finance, Career, and more. Where available, we link to database tutorials to help you get started. You can also request further assistance by filling out the form in the section below for One-on-One Business Research Assistance.
Did you know you can book a librarian to help you with our business databases? If you would like one-on-one business research assistance, please fill out this form and the Business Librarian will schedule an appointment with you promptly.
Black-Owned Business Resources
The Novi Public Library is dedicated to highlighting Black-owned businesses in the area. By supporting Black-owned companies, you're helping strengthen local Black economies which in turn, strengthens our community! You'll also contribute to the shrinking racial wealth gap, help foster more job creation for Black people, and so much more.
Minority-owned businesses, especially Black-owned businesses, have also been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. There are many ways to find and support Black-owned businesses.
Here are just a few:
- Click here to view a growing list of local Black-owned businesses in the area. If you would like to submit a business to be added to this list, click here.
- The Shop Small Movement has a section of their website dedicated to supporting Black-owned businesses with resources for both businesses and shoppers, including a map of Black-owned businesses, which you can find here.
** Denotes Novi Public Library partnership
Career One Stop - Explore careers; salary statistics; job search tools & tips.
Glassdoor - Search jobs from over 20,000 job sites, newspapers and company career pages with Glassdoor.
Learn How to Become website
LinkedIn Jobs - Search for jobs
**Michigan Works! Association - service centers help you find job postings and put your best foot forward with resume and interview help
Occupational Information - Michigan’s Hot 50 Jobs; Career Outlook 2014 brochure, Michigan employment forecasts and average annual wages by occupational groups.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Career Profiles with employment projections, produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
O*Net Resource Center –Career exploration tools; job analysis questionnaires; employer guides and technical reports. From the US Department of Labor
Pure Michigan Talent Connect - New website for Michigan job seekers.
**Schoolcraft College Career Services - provides excellent resources for students, alumni, and members of the community who need assistance with career direction or are seeking employment. All services are free and available to the public throughout the year.
Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall Series
Michigan Economic Development Corporation: COVID-19 Michigan Business Resources
Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA)
Michigan.gov Resources for Employers and Workers
SBA: Small Business COVID-19 Relief Options
U.S Chamber of Commerce: Combating the Coronavirus
Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget Labor Market Information
(employment stats, income estimates, industry forecasts)
Michigan State University global EDGE (international market information)
U.S. Census (people & households/business & industry/geography)
Grants.gov (Federal Government Grants)
LARA Corporations Online Filing System - Business Entity Search (find registered companies in Michigan)
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) (find Michigan business guidelines and download required forms)
Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget - Contract Connect (learn how to become a vendor to the State of Michigan
State License Search (find out if you need a license or permit for your business)
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.* You also can find information about recent corporate events reported on Form 8-K but that a company does not have to disclose to investors.
* Form 10-K is an annual report; Form 10-Q is a quarterly report. Both include financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and key business ratios.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - EDGAR
Provides help for investors on how to search within the Edgar database.
The Federal Student Aid site from the U.S. Department of Education will answer your questions such as:
- How Do I Prepare For College?
- What Types of Aid Can I Get?
- Do I Qualify For Aid?
- How Do I Manage My Loans?
LendEDU - Student Loan Refinance and Consolidation Guide
My Next Move – Career exploration; learn what you want to do for a living