Business and Investing Information

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Small Business Counseling at BCPL Branches

Obtain assistance with business plan development, marketing, loan preparation and minority business enterprise at an individual, one-hour appointment with an adviser from the Small Business Resource Center. Learn more about our programs for small business owners.



Baltimore County Resources





  • Hunt Valley Business Forum
    The Hunt Valley Business Forum is the primary organization that represents the businesses and professionals in the North Baltimore Area.



  • Parkville-Carney Business and Professional Association
    The Parkville Carney Business and Professional Association is a non-partisan, nonpolitical organization that assists businesses working with local government agencies and the police department with issues that concern the local community. The PCBA furthers economic development by encouraging new business in the area, revitalizing existing businesses, and working with local schools to further the customer base and to make the area a safe and profitable business location.


Chambers of Commerce










Business and Investing Databases


The links below are to other electronic resources that contain valuable business information and are purchased by the library to all Baltimore County Public Library card holders. A BCPL library card and your library PIN may be needed to access these resources.


Ebsco Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier features the full text for more than 2,200 journals back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

Ebsco Regional Business NewsRegional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications including the Daily Record.


Hoover's Hoover's provides company details such as description, contact information, competitors and key personnel.


Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information. Full text access for many S&P publications.

Reference USA ButtonReference USA is a database of over 11 million company profiles including address and phone number, NAIC codes, numbers of employees, sales volume, product lines and corporate structure. Also includes a residential directory.

ValueLine Investment Surveys

Value Line Investment Survey Online is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy.



Maryland Resources








More Small Business Information





Revised: August 28, 2017