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All the information you need to start your business is the library.

This story appears in the June 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

When you're getting ready to start a new business, you have dozens of questions that need answers. How do you define your market, identify your competition and determine growth potential in your industry? What about targeting new customers and getting start-up capital? The answers to these and hundreds of other questions are right around the corner . . . at your public library.

If the last time you visited a library was with your sixth-grade class field trip, now's the time to get reacquainted. Where else can you get so much valuable information--most of it free? With many libraries now offering access to databases and the Internet, a world of information is just a few keystrokes away.

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