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Financing, Financial Planning, Business Plan Creation, Market Analysis,
Sales Strategy, Tax Planning, and More!

As the demand for entrepreneurship and small business resources grows, Gale has responded by offering the Small Business Resource Center. This database is aimed directly at the needs of one who is starting, researching, or running a small business.

Starting a business can be bewildering. Finding the right information in order to make the best decisions can be a maze to the experienced and novice entrepreneur. This database is designed with the small business owner in mind and provides the kinds of resources that one needs to get started or keep going with a small business.

A few of the features that make this database so valuable are:

  • Over 860,000 articles relevant to small businesses
  • 4,000 topic overviews
  • 3,000 statistical tables, charts, and graphs
  • 31,000 directory records

More than 200 sample business plans get entrepreneurs started on the right path to small business success. Access these plans through the Sample Business Plans button on the homepage. The plans come directly from the Business Plans Handbook found on the shelf at the Library.

Searching by Publication, or Subject is available, as well as the Basic and Advanced search features that are common to most Gale Databases. Search results are enhanced by the availability of bibliographic citations and multiple ways to print, download, or send articles. These options make it even easier to use this database from home or at work.

Pair this database with the Start Your Own Business LibGuide for even more small business resources.

Available from all library computers and from your home or office computer with your library card and a PIN.

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