Business Focus

Resources

Selected business ebooks and audiobooks are available with a DeSoto Public Library card through Hoopla:

Change Your Questions book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaGetting To Yes Kulhan book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaThe Vision-Driven Leader Hyatt book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaResilience Graham book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaThe Hard Thing About Hard Things Horowitz book cover image--click to access ebook via Hoopla
How Leaders Decide Bustin book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaSmall Business For Dummies Tyson book cover image--click to access digital audiobook via HooplaDisrupters Fletcher book cover imageStarting Your Own Microbusiness book cover image--click to access ebook via HooplaProject Management for Small Business Phillips book cover image--click to access ebook via Hoopla


North Texas Small Business Development

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the largest management assistance program serving the business sector in the United States.This North Texas site contains resources on supporting your small business during COVID-19, including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

Dallas Fort Worth LiftFund Women’s Business Center (WBC)

The WBC is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women and minorities, through business education and business consulting. Services include individual business counseling, business accelerators, and more. Keep updated with the latest through their blog or newsletter.

TexShare Database: Small Business Reference Center

Note: This resource is available with a DeSoto Public Library card. Please contact 972-230-9661 for assistance with TexShare databases.

The Small Business Reference Center provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. The user-friendly interface guides through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.  Business videos provide critical information for business owners: Interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.