St. Louis County Library has databases to help you start and grow a business, and we provide free training to help individuals or groups learn to use these databases. Call 314-994-3300 x2050 to request training. Our databases can help you:
Access legal forms
First Research provides industry reports, risk assessments, forecasts for growth, opportunities, trends, challenges, critical issues, executive insights and more to help you decide if a business is worth starting.
Discover market demand and size
Find potential clients
Find businesses or people most likely to purchase your product or service using ReferenceUSA, DemographicsNow and Mergent Intellect. Discover people and businesses new to your area using ReferenceUSA. Learn about a company’s executives, locations, sales volume and more using ReferenceUSA and Mergent Intellect.