The Public Library

Technology lets you browse the stacks from your home office

You can visit public libraries via your computer for access to e-books, databases, and online classes. For instance, the Los Angeles Public Library (www.lapl.org) connects readers to materials on marketing and management topics through its online Business Book Club. More than 3,000 libraries offer this program.

The New York Public Library (www .nypl.org) offers the Small Business Resource Center, which includes information on obtaining permits and licenses. Visit your local library to find out more about these resources.

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