The Sonoma County Library offers the latest in business books, print subscriptions to business newspapers and magazines, an online business database, audio books, video materials, online magazine and newspaper tools, and more. Subscribe to our RSS feed and keep up-to-date on everything business in Sonoma County.

Visit our resource pages for guides to all phases of business:

Starting A Business for help to:

  • Start your own business
  • Buy or sell a business
  • Franchises
  • Business Plans
  • Financing your venture

To help Grow Your Business through:

  • Advertising
  • Publicity
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Branding
  • Expanding
  • Hiring Great Employees

Managing Your Business

  • Motivating Your Employees
  • Leadership
  • Management Principles

Women in Business

Inspirational biographies and expert advice from women who have gone from the kitchen table to CEO of huge international companies, with strategies for succeeding in the workplace – not just for women!

Newspapers & Periodicals

From Black Enterprise to Sonoma Business, from Business Week to the Wall Street Journal, the Library has magazines and newspapers to keep you informed and competitive.

Online Databases

With over 4,900 full-text periodical titles and more than 300 US and International newspapers; a business database that includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, and company histories on thousands of businesses; and 460,000 international and U.S. national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields, our online databases can help you write a business plan, identify trade associations, stay on the cutting edge of trends in your industry, and much more.

Internet Resources

Our guide to the best websites for business owners and managers.