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Become a Community Borrower

Community members who are Maricopa County residents may borrow materials from the SCC Library and access select library databases through the public workstation available in the library.  For more information on how to become a community borrower and access library resources, please visit our Community Borrower page. 

Library Database Access

The SCC Library provides in library access to several business databases where you can read digital magazines and newspapers, ebooks, and more. Check with the library front desk to obtain a pin number to use a public workstation to access the databases. Here are some of the databases available to Community Borrowers in the library. 

View a complete list of databases that community borrowers have access to while in the SCC library.

Check Out These Library Books!

Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business

Whether you're just starting a small business, or your business is already up and running, legal questions crop up on an almost daily basis. The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business has helped more than a quarter million entrepreneurs and business owners master the basics, including how to: raise start-up money, decide between an LLC or other business structure, save on business taxes, negotiate contracts and leases, and limit your liability and protect your personal assets.

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Self-Made Boss: Advice, Hacks, and Lessons from Small Business Owners

From popular startup support company Square comes practical, proven advice to help you launch, manage, and grow your small business. Leaders of large businesses rely on boards and their managers for guidance, but entrepreneurs like you have few, if any, experienced advisors to count on.  Now, Self-Made Boss provides the community of advisors you need to help make the right decisions every time. 

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Communication Essentials: the Tools You Need to Master Every Type of Professional Interaction

Savvy strategies and specific action steps to help you dramatically improve your business communication skills. No matter how great your knowledge, expertise or experience, poor communication skills can vastly diminish opportunities  for building good relationships and advancing your career goals. To achieve your best, both personally and professionally, improving these skills is absolutely essential--and expertly covered in Communication Essentials. 

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Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference

With Contracts: The Essential Business Desk Reference, you get easy-to-understand explanations for every common contract term. It also includes: common negotiating strategies examples of contract provisions sample contract clauses and entire contracts examples of illegal and dangerous contract clauses what to expect if you or the other side breaks a contract up-to-date explanations of electronic contracts, and tips on amending and modifying agreements. 

The Employer's Legal Handbook

Handle employment decisions legally and effectively--from hiring to firing. It covers the most common and current employment law issues you need to know about, including: applications, interviews, and hiring must-have personnel policies wage and hour laws employee discipline and performance reviews health care insurance and other employee benefits employee taxes and payroll family and medical leave employee privacy illegal harassment and discrimination terminations, downsizing, and layoffs. 

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Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business uncovers what you need to know before launching your startup, securing financing and venture capital, positioning and marketing your new idea, and growing your business from startup to household name. Learn how to: Avoid analysis paralysis when launching a business; Define and research your ideal audience; Test ideas in the real world before going to market; Use micro-influencers to successfully promote your brand on social media and more. 

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The Vision Code

The Vision Code explores the concept of "vision" and leadership. The book reveals the secrets of building and executing a strong vision within any organization. Oleg Konovalov--an acclaimed global thought leader--draws together in one volume in-depth interviews with nineteen extraordinary global visionaries that represent a variety of industries and organizations. These leaders explain why a vision is needed, how to implement it, how to communicate a vision effectively, and how to live by it with integrity. 

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Level Up

An inspiring and revelatory guide to starting and scaling a small business, from powerhouse duo Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson. Like many business owners, renowned politician and activist Stacey Abrams didn't start a business because she dreamed of calling herself an entrepreneur. Stacey and Lara share their inspiring and relatable personal story and lessons learned the hard way to show how every business owner can confront the forces that conspire to keep small businesses small. 

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Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this text emphasizes practice and learning through action. 

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Audacious AF: an empowering guide to running an authentic business

Are you an entrepreneur trying to make it in the online space? How do you cut through all the conflicting advice and define what success means to you? How do you show up, help people, and make money along the way? And how do you do it all without losing your mind?  Audacious AF teaches you how to throw the rule book out the window and start leading your business from a place of authenticity.