Small Business Resources

Are you hoping to start a small business and don't know where to get started? Here are a few of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center’s favorite resources for the entrepreneur. 

Getting Started

Connect with a Mentor

  • Book an appointment with a Score Boston Business Mentor in KBLIC on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. for guidance on starting or running your business. 
  • Get Free Legal Guidance on your loan, lease, or intellectual property with office hours provided by attorneys from Goodwin. 



  • Create mailing lists, sales leads, and identify competitors with AtoZdatabases, a resource with data on over 2 million new businesses, 30 million businesses and 240 million residents.
  • Find trends, opportunities, and challenges on nearly 500 industries with the help of a First Research report from Mergent Intellect. 
  • Evaluate sites and analyze markets with DemographicsNow.
  • Locate Trade and & Industry Periodicals with the Gale Small Business Collection.


  • Need help with a sign, logo, or video for your retail business? Visit us for access to Adobe software, a bookable InnoLAB workspace, and to take advantage of Design Software Drop-in hours.