One of the many goals of the Hackettstown Free Public Library is to assist the community’s great mix of local businesses.  The Library has access to databases that could be of use to our local entrepreneurs.  There are also local and statewide services available that can help you start, manage, or grow your business.

To access some of these databases from home, you will be prompted for your library barcode number.   Don’t have a library card?  It’s easy (and free) to get one!

Data Axle

Provides detailed, current directory information on more than 79 million U.S. businesses and 274 million U.S. consumers. Data Axle can be used for competitive intelligence, marketing information, as well as tracking and monitoring neighborhoods for potential trends in consumer purchase patterns.

Small Business Reference Center

The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business.  Access full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, video tutorials, and reference books.  It supports small business owners in all areas from planning, financing, and managing a business to exit strategies.

Hackettstown Business Improvement District

The Hackettstown BID is a non-profit organization that promotes Hackettstown as a desirable location to visit and invest.  The BID endeavors to attract, retain, and promote businesses that enhance the quality of life of the residents of Hackettstown and the surrounding communities.

Northwest NJ Small Business Development Center

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center offers information, training, and free counseling for start-ups.  It also serves those with an established small business who need advice about expansion, finance, or any other subject.


The Service Corp of Retired Executives is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.  As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.