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Gale Business Collection
Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.
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Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites
Gale Business Insights: Essentials
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Robust and highly-detailed demographic data. Ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.
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Unlimited access to over 6,000 courses. Courses are video based, self-paced and available 24/7. Certificates are provided upon completion each course. Available to Winter Haven Public Library cardholders. To get started, click the button below and select ‘Create a profile.’*If you forget your password, please navigate to this page. Click the “Other” button and type “password” in the Search box. Scroll past the results and there will be a button to “Create a Support Ticket.” Fill out the form and choose “Customer Service and Technical Support” as the issue type. Be sure to include your library card number, name, email address used to create the account, and your request for a Lynda.com Library account password reset in the “What’s your Question?” box.
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With your library card, you can access full-text articles from the books online (also provides complete citations), or come into the Winter Haven Public Library for the actual books (cannot be checked out).
Get access to our Weiss Ratings collection from the library or at home! Click the link below and sign in using your library card number to get access to these titles:
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