At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library catalogue to find books on your topics of interest. 

Check out the following staff recommendations:

Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk Self-Employment Survival Guide by Jeanne YocumSocial Media for Business by Linda ColesInforgraphic Guide for Entrepreneurs by Carissa LytleEntrepreneurial Attitude by Larry FarrellDaring to compete

Online Resources

CKPL's online resources include free 24/7 access to electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses
Get free access to interactive, instructor-led online business courses. Business Communication, Business Software, Management and Leadership, Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Start Your Own Business, Accounting and Finance are just a few examples of the many courses that are offered. Gale Courses run for six weeks, with new courses starting every month. After you pass the final exam, you’ll receive a certificate of completion in your email.
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Remote access available.

In My Community

Census information for Chatham-Kent (2016)
The Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce
Community Futures Development Corporation of Chatham-Kent
Small Business Centre - Chatham-Kent

Sample business, marketing and advertising plans for a wide range of businesses
Canada Business : Government services for entrepreneurs
Information for entrepreneurs about government programs, services and regulations on starting and operating a business. Site also has an Interactive Business Planner to assist entrepreneurs prepare a business plan for their new or existing business. 
Canada's Online Industry Directory
Small Business Internship Program
Created in 2009, the SBIP brings entrepreneurs and young interns together to promote e-business projects. Industry Canada will reimburse up to 75% of the interns wages.
Small Business Trends
For entrepreneurs and business start-ups the Small Business Trends website has information on managing, finance, technology marketing and sales, stats & facts and resources. 

Government Resources

Federal Corporations Data Online
Use this database to see if the company name you have selected for your company has already been used by a federally incorporated company. Note that provincially incorporated companies are not included in this database, so this is an incomplete name search.

Canadian Financial Literacy Database and self-assessment quiz
The Canadian Financial Literacy Database provides you with a comprehensive list of resources, events, interactive tools and information offered by financial education providers, including the public, private and non-for-profit sectors across Canada.

Canada Job Bank
Your connection to new employees.

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) is a department of the Government of Canada. HRSDC’s mission is to build a stronger and more competitive Canada.

Canada Business Network
Canada Business Network with strive to answer all of your business questions. This is a Federal Government source for information on government services for business in Canada – from start-up and financing, to growth and regulatory compliance.

Service Canada - Training and Careers
Service Canada offers
its Training and Careers center a one-stop Canadian job listing web site.

Statistics Canada
Some of the statistics published by Statistics Canada, and ordering information for detailed statistical information.