Programs & Events
SCORE One-on-One Couseling for small businesses
Schedule a free, one-hour session with Mark Lieberman, a SCORE mentor and Kellogg MBA, who started four small businesses. Sessions will be in the Library's Small Meeting Room.
Go to www.scorechicago.org and click on “Mentoring Appointment” to sign up for these ongoing Library sessions.
Brings together in one database company profiles, brand information, business rankings, investment reports, industry surveys and periodical articles. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Nonprofit Consumers CHECKBOOK reveals the Chicago area's service companies and stores rated Best (& Worst) for quality and prices. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Consumer Reports features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel. Also provided are product buying guides, blogs, safety alerts, recalls, and much more.
Gale Directory Library
Gale Directory Library includes Brands and Their Companies and Encyclopedia of Associations. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Indexes over 9,200 magazines, including Crain’s Chicago Business. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Personal and business forms. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Respected wide-ranging information source containing over 10,000 news, business, legal, and other sources; legal content only available from within library.
Lynda.com is an online video learning service that covers software applications and creative and business skills. There are over 2,000 courses that include advanced sessions. Lynda.com is known for its expert teaching staff and well designed courses. This service is available only within the Library. Stop by the Reference Desk on the first floor for more information or call 847-256-6935.
Mergent Web Reports
Mergent Web Reports offers a vast archive of corporate annual, quarterly and interim reports from over 100 countries. Users are able to access an unparalleled collection of digital images of company documents. Web Reports provides the ability to search documents by company name, region, country, document type or year of report. Call the WPL Reference desk for login instrctions.
Rates stocks and funds. Research current or prospective holdings and see how investments fit together. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card. In house access, please click here.
Fulltext articles from over 2,000 magazines and newspapers, including Barron’s, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, & Chicago Tribune. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
Information on U.S. and Canadian businesses including sales, number of employees, and contact information. Also residential listings. Allows user to create custom searches: Select a location and do a radius search to look up the number of similar businesses in the area. Search for home based businesses. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
S&P Net Advantage
A comprehensive source of business and investment information from Standard and Poor's offering online access to popular research products including stock reports, The Outlook, bond reports, etc. Remote access available with a valid Wilmette or Kenilworth library card.
New e-book courtesy of Morningstar
Investing for the Long Run. Click here.
Check out this guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances!
Hulbert Financial Digest
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
Kiplinger Tax Letter
Kiplinger Letter : Forecasts for Management Decision making
Richard E. Band’s Profitable Investing
Small Business Tax Strategies
Newspapers and Magazines
Consumer Reports MoneyAdviser
Crain’s Chicago Business
Investor’s Business Daily
Wall Street Journal
How to Start a Small Business - Step by Step guide from the State of Illinois
U.S. Small Business Administration - Starting a business