Business Tools

From co-working space to one-on-one tech training, ACL has much to offer your business. Drop by our Fishersville Library or try some of these online resources.

Library Resources

Downloadable e-books and audiobooks from Overdrive: Popular business titles available 24/7 from the comfort of your home.

NOLO business and legal guides in our catalog. Place a hold and pick them up at the library location of your choice.

Business books in our catalog. Place a hold and pick books up at the library location of your choice for help with bookkeeping, management, legal issues, organization, marketing, technology, personnel, strategic planning, nonprofit organizations, fundraising and more.

Business e-books through Credo Reference: LiteratiView the complete text of books from the American Management Association and other top publishers. There are books on accounting, branding, business etiquette, business writing, financial risk management, human resources, leadership, marketing, project management, public relations, public speaking, administrative assistants and secretaries, interviewing  and more. Save money on those expense manuals–this service is free with your valid ACL library card!

Business Help or Nonprofits & Fundraising boards in Pinterest. Our staff has curated a great collection of articles and infographics with tips on marketing, personnel, management, budgeting and more.

Career Advancement & Occupational Exams: Don’t pay for practice tests! Use our great Learning Express Library database which includes dozens of career certification exams and the CDL exam. databases:

  • Business Economics & Theory: With a strong emphasis on titles covered in the EconLit database, this collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
  • Computer Database: Use it to find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
  • Insurance & Liability Collection: Protection of assets is a concern for all: from the individual property owner to the multinational corporation, all have a vested interest in ensuring the retention of their assets, be it physical or intellectual. This collection, of journals, takes a broad view of this multimillion dollar industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, legal issues, and more.
  • Small Business Collection: Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.

RBDigital Magazines: Free digital subscriptions to over fifty magazines, including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes.

Local Small Business Resources

Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce: Networking and training opportunities

Shenandoah Valley SCORE: Mission is to provide counseling and mentoring to help small businesses evaluate plans, stabilize, grow, innovate and succeed. 

Small Business Development Center: Offers consultations and workshops, both in Harrisonburg and Verona (Augusta County Government Center).

Staunton Creative Community Fund: Connecting people, cultivating ideas, & identifying resources to grow our local economy.

Other Online Resources

Business One Stop: Official Commonwealth of Virginia site with a goal of being the first and only stop a business will need to make when establishing a business or accomplishing tasks related to their business. Business registration, paperwork, and other resources.

Business USA: The federal government’s centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.

Small Business Administration: Provides online training, financing information, business plan resources, and much more.


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