Business & Employee Resources

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Newport Beach Public Library Resources

The Newport Beach Public Library (NBPL) offers online resources through its ebranch that may be helpful to businesses or workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. All are free and some just require access with your library card. If you don’t already have an NBPL card, you may register for a temporary barcode number online

Online Learning Tools

An online learning platform that offers more than 4,000 online video courses in the areas of business, technology and personal development. Create a free account using your Gmail or Microsoft email account.

Career Tools
Pursue a new career and gain advice on resumes, cover letters, interviews, and networking.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Search full-text ebooks on a wide variety of topics, including arts, business, history, science, social science and more.

Rosetta Stone
Learn languages from home.

Business Databases

Business oriented resources for large, small and privately owned companies.

AtoZ Databases
Offers 30 million business & executives profiles, 220 million residents, 2.3 million job/internship opportunities, Interview Tips, Résumé Templates, and more.

Business Plans Handbook 
A collection of business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. actual

Gale Directory Library
Search directories of associations and broadcast media companies.
Hoover’s Company Records
Find up-to-date proprietary, editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.

Reference USA
Provides directory information for U.S. businesses and residents.


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA's Online Learning Center offers a variety of free online courses to help you plan, launch, manage and grow your business.

SCORE Orange County

SCORE offers scheduled, online workshops on a variety of practical topics such as social media, raising capital, online sales and much more. SCORE also offers a library of resources including templates for business planning, finance, sales and marketing.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC has free resource guides and videos designed to help your business including step-by step-guides on how to complete various SBA forms needed for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other topics like driving sales online.

Social Media Support

Facebook has created a Business webpage with free resources and tools on how to get your business online. In response to COVID-19, they have created toolkits tailored to each industry on how to adapt and respond to the changing marketplace.

For businesses with existing social media platforms, Facebook has partnered with Square and Kabbage to help set up your business with the ability to sell gift cards online.