HBJ: There is no better business bargain than a library card

Libraries are great for business; at least, that’s what a recent Houston Business Journal story reported:

If you don’t use the library for business, now is a good time to start. Yes, we can obtain a high percentage of the information we need via search engines using computers. But there are a lot of hidden business jewels available at your local library, and many can be accessed online.

The average small business or job seeker is penalized by having limited research capability. Big companies with big budgets pay for expensive databases. With a mouse click, they can instantly access company data, sort through research reports, and locate current and archived newspaper and trade journal articles. Small companies and individuals who can’t afford premium access are left out. Unless they have a local library card.

Read more: So what’s in your wallet? Start with a library card – Houston Business Journal

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