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Business and Company Resource Center - On-site access only.

Provides extensive bibliographic references, some with abstracts or full text, to about 1300 business, economic, management, trade, and industry publications in addition, the database contains directory information for over 100,000 companies. Also included are abstracts and full text investment reports for over 11,000 U.S. and international companies and over 50 industries.

Business Plans Handbook - On-site access only.

A 15 volume collection of business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Plans cover marketing and business administration and are derived from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. Also includes a business plan template, two fictional business plans, a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants a glossary and an updated bibliography.

The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information

4th Edition

Table of Contents

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Whataburger, Mobile, Alabama, March 10, 2010.
Photograph from the Carol M. Highsmith Archive
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Business and Industry - On-site access only.

Contains facts, figures and key events for international public and private companies, industries, products, and markets for manufacturing and service industries. Covers over 1360 leading trade magazines, newsletters, and the general business press to international business dailies. 1995 to present.

Business and Management Practices - On-site access only.

Contains articles from over 795 sources on how organizations make and implement decisions, develop and launch new strategies, and plan for change. Includes case studies and how-to articles. Searches for business concepts, industries, and specific departments within an organization. 1995 to present

Business Dynamics Statistics - Publicly available.

The BDS is a United States Census Bureau data series that allows users to track annual changes in employment for growing and shrinking businesses at the establishment level. The annual series describes establishment-level business dynamics, including firm age and firm size. 1975 to present

Census Bureau Business Glossary - Publicly available.

Provides definitions for commonly used business terms in United States Census Bureau publications and links. Part of the Census Bureau Business Help Site.

Dun and Bradstreet International Business Locator - On-site access only.

Look-up over 28 million global companies by entering a company name, location, phone number or D&B D-U-N-S® Number. After locating a business, D&B® International Business Locator will provide key business data including full address information, SIC / line of business details, business size (sales, net worth, employees), names of key principals and identification of this location's headquarters, domestic parent company and/or global parent company.

EDGAR : SEC Database of Corporate Information - Publicly available.
Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contains financial data of publicly held companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

EIU Country Reports & Country Profiles - On-site access only.

Contains in-depth analysis of political and economic trends in nearly 200 countries provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Factiva - On-site access only.

Factiva is a vast full text archive of publications and up-to-the-minute reports and news focusing on global developments and business. Combines over 9,000 sources from the Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing to provide premium business content from 118 countries and in 22 languages. Factiva is very strong in trade journals and company reports.

Foundation Directory Online - On-site access only.

Foundation Directory Professional provides program details for leading grantmaking organizations. The database contains detailed application guidelines for foundations and sponsoring company information for corporate givers. Includes the latest news about foundations and grants, RFPs, job openings, publications, and key staff affiliations - allowing users to search for trustee, officer and donor names.

Global Trade Atlas - On-site access only.

Full country import and export data for over 60 countries utilizing the Harmonized Schedule (HS). One can display total imports or exports for more than 200 partner countries by air, sea, or other mode of transportation. Contains monthly, year-to-date and calendar-year data.

Google Public Data Explorer - Publicly available.

Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate in a variety of areas, including health and medical statistics, unemployment, trade, and population growth.

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports - On-site access only.

ProQuest Historical Annual Reports covers over 800 companies and contains digital reproductions for more than 43,000 reports. The database is an excellent source for research on companies, industries, American history, graphic design, advertising, and corporate architecture. Key data include: financial information Fortune 500 ranking industry classification key people geographic location auditor and related companies. Reports can be browsed by company name, industry or date.

Hoover's Company Profiles - On-site access only.

Contains up to date proprietary editorial content covering more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Search results directly link from ProQuest articles to Hoover's company profiles. Hoover's contains company overviews, financials, histories, news, officers, employees, locations and subsidiaries, products/operations, and competitors for public and private U.S. companies and international companies. Updated continually.

Human Resources Abstracts - On-site access only.

Human Resources Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 63,000 records, which are selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - On-site access only.

Morningstar provides financial data on over 8,000 stocks and 23,000 mutual funds, with independent reports on 1,200 stocks and 2,000 funds. Potential investors can plan investment strategies and monitor mutual funds, as well as research current or prospective holdings, find price performance records, and learn about fund portfolios and their management.

Plunkett Research Online - On-site access only.

Provides industry sector analysis and research, as well as information on industry trends, industry statistics, top companies in the industry, export companies, market research, and trade and export associations. The database covers a diverse spectrum of areas — energy and utilities, finance and investment, health care and biotechnology, and engineering and research - providing competitive intelligence, market research, vertical industry marketing data, and industry trends analysis.
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