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Growing Your Business with Reference Solutions

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The Long Beach Public Library invites small business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to know more about marketing and business plans to a free Digital Library Workshop on Reference Solutions by Data Axle 

For the last 30 years, Data Axle has provided exclusive data on over 17 million businesses and 320 million residents through their preeminent online tool, Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA). 

Join us virtually on May 4 at 10:00 AM (PT), when a Reference Solutions expert will show us how to use the business and consumer databases and share strategies for growing your business. Register on Eventbrite to sign up! Everyone who registers will receive a recorded version of the event, so people are encouraged to register, even if they cannot attend the event live. 

You’ll leave this session knowing how to:  

  • Access Reference Solutions from home or business through LBPL’s Digital Library 

  • Identify fellow small businesses to connect with 

  • Discover new sales prospects  

  • Create customized contact lists for marketing to other businesses, customers, and even new residents in Long Beach 

  • Define efficient delivery routes  

  • Gather information about competitors throughout the U.S. 


Reference Solutions is one of many business resources available in the Digital Library. Access all of them for free with a Long Beach Public Library card. 


Reference Solutions is supported by the efforts of the Long Beach Public Library Foundation and its generous donors.