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Increase your knowledge and skills in finance and investing, and find local small business resources. 

COVID-19 Business and Finance Information Portals

WWU Small Business Development Center – Identify and understand new financial tools and resources made available by local, state, and federal agencies, including local lenders. Web based small business consulting is available, and access to informative webinars. Set up an appointment by completing a client profile

Port of Bellingham COVID-19 Economic Impact and Resources – Reports on local economy. Comprehensive list of links to local, state, and federal resources, and local organizations.

Washington State Department of Commerce – Crisis Planning Tools and Resources – Comprehensive list of resources available to small business owners

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions – Coronavirus Resources and Assistance – Collection of links to financial resources for Washington residents

Washington State Library – Economic impact resources for workers and businesses during COVID-19 – Annotated list of all types of COVID-19 relief and information for workers, families, and businesses.

Other Business and Finance Links

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Full-text business magazines and newsletters that track world-wide business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry-specific topics.

ProQuest Research Library: Business
A research platform comprised of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering business and finance topics.

Reference USA
Business and residential contact information for over 25 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, organizations, agencies and over 267 million consumers.  Pick one of the databases in the directory, and then use the “Custom Search” options to modify your searches.

Value Line
Investment-related data, news, and analysis for stocks and mutual funds. Investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

Annual Credit Reports
Free annual credit reports accessible through this website.

BigCharts
Owned by Dow Jones and Company, this is a comprehensive investment research website. Includes historical securities performance.

Morningstar
Mutual funds and stock information and ratings.

Mymoney.gov
Government guidance on how to find financial security.

U.S. Small Business Administration
An independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy.

Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP)
Provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

Are you an entrepreneur? The library has outlined resources in Bellingham and Whatcom County that offer assistance to small business owners. Download or print our Small Business Resource Guide.

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