Small Businesses

Starting a new business can seem daunting but the Ascension Parish Library takes the guesswork out of tracking down required permits, licenses, and information about zoning and taxes with our Small Business Guide. APL also provides resources to help current business owners find answers to common questions on planning, financing, and incorporating a business.

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Starting a Business

Access downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms, and other documents free of charge to help you navigate the planning process.  

Legal

Forms

Find official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Newspapers

Business News and Journals

Stay up-to-date on business news and in-depth research accessible from your home or office with a current library card.

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Google Business Resources 

Explore free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.