Business Resources

Business & Government Information Links

(Following are links to websites that may help with your local business endeavors)

EDGAR Database (SEC Filings)

The SEC’s EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed.

Plainfield Chamber of Commerce

Connects local businesses with one another to help each succeed in their own right thus ensuring the community thrives as well.

Town of Plainfield

Provides information on all aspects of town government and services.

Small Business Administration (Indiana Office)

SBA provides assistance primarily through – Access to capital (business financing), Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training), Government Contracting (Federal Procurement) and Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership

Assists in competing effectively for quality economic development throughout Hendricks County by providing unified, proactive public/private leadership.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Site users can easily access and organize a broad range of maps, available site details and statistics for both research and presentation purposes. It also keeps you connected to breaking Indiana business developments in our Media Center section, where you’ll find the latest new company announcements.

Indiana Business Research Center

The IBRC provides the economic information needed by Indiana’s businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations, as well as users of such information throughout the nation.

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce will cultivate a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity for the people of Indiana and their enterprises.

Indiana Secretary of State Business Services Division

By using the Business Services’ online business portal, not only can you form several domestic entity types, you are able to conduct business entity name searches and acquire official certificates of existence. Additionally, you are easily able to file business entity reports or download copies of filed documents. With just a few simple keystrokes, you can count on our system to deliver a quick response along, with the ability to directly file forms from your office to ours.

Indiana Code

The laws of the State of Indiana.

Indiana State Data Center

Provides data and training services to all sectors of the community including government agencies, businesses, academia, non-profit organizations, and private citizens.  Our products and services are used in marketing, economic development, community planning and analysis, grant writing, business start-ups, and much more.


(Following databases are accessible from home or office using your valid Plainfield-Guilford Township library card as well as at the library)

A to Z Databases
AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
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Global Road Warrior
Your guide to Business Culture – including Greetings & Courtesies • Meetings • Business Ethic • Decision Making • Women in Business • Business Attire • Chambers of Commerce
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Value Line Logo
The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
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Mango Languages
PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun
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Inspire Logo
Variety of research and learning resources provided by the Indiana State Library
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Legal Forms Logo
Free downloadable and printable legal forms
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 Other Resources

(Following are  magazines, and newspapers and books available at the library on business basics and financial information)

Barron’s Financial Weekly

Bloomberg Business Weekly




Indianapolis Business Journal

Indianapolis Star

Investor’s Business Daily

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Sales and Marketing by Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway 

An informative, entertaining book that shows you what to do—and what to avoid—in any given sales or marketing situation, from Argentina to South Africa. It provides the expert knowledge you need to gather data in diverse cultures, properly present your products, and close deals around the world. (658.8 Morrison)

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