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  • Business Plans Handbook (Gale eBooks)

      Starting a business and need a plan? Here is a collection of successful business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funds for small businesses throughout North America.

    • Data Axle Reference Solutions

        Data Axle Reference Solutions is the leading provider for business and consumer research. Create custom business rankings based on sales, employee size, by ZIP code, neighborhood and more. The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, company news, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, create maps and much more. Use Data Axle Reference Solutions to locate current job openings with the world’s #1 job site: Indeed.com

      • FinancialFit
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        Register with a username and password to learn about basic financial literacy with short, informative, and interactive lessons about managing a budget with FinancialFit.   Dive into other topics like getting a bank account, borrowing money with credit cards, establishing credit, dealing with debt, handling big expenses like buying or renting a home, living with roommates, or paying for college. Understand work life choices involving insurance, taxes, commissions, freelancing, and more.

      • Gale Business: Demographics Now

          You may experience an issue using the maps feature of this resource. The vendor is working to resolve the issue.

          The database provides market analysis for business plans, marketing plans, advertising, where to start your business and will help you get to know your customers better.

        • Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
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          Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow an established business the Gale Business: Entrepreneurship can help. This resource provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with a one-stop source for all the key information needs, including financing; financial planning; business plan creation; market analysis; sales strategy; tax planning and more. You'll find current topics, overviews, and tips and strategies from a combination of content, including full text periodicals and news sources, reference books, and links to websites that focus exclusively on small business topics.

        • Gale Business: Insights

            This resource offers company profiles, journal articles and news sources, industry and market reports, plus many other useful business resources. Students, entrepreneurs, small business owners, investors, and researchers will find this resource useful for investigating and learning about topics in business, market research, industry trends, and more. Business Insights is the successor to Gale’s Business and Company Resource Center and includes the same sources and information–but now with an updated and easy to use interface.

            Features include:

            • SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) reports
            • Interactive comparison charts to analyze statistical data
            • Explore companies through histories, profiles, and corporate chronologies
            • Filter businesses by location, SIC and NAICS codes, and other criteria using Company Finder
            • Recent editions of reference sources like Market Share Reporter and Business Rankings Annual
          • Gale LegalForms

              From real estate contracts to wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant agreements, etc. – Gale LegalForms provides a wide-selection for your business and personal needs.

            • Gale OneFile: Business

                Gale OneFile: Business provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

              • Morningstar Investment Research Center

                  Find comprehensive financial information on thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, exchange-traded funds, information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks. Use portfolio tools and calculators to determine what your asset mix should be, how your investments are working together, and more.

                • ReferenceUSA – now Data Axle Reference Solutions

                    Reference USA is the leading provider for business and consumer research. Create custom business rankings based on sales, employee size, by ZIP code, neighborhood and more. The database makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, create maps and much more. Use Reference USA to locate current job openings with the world’s #1 job site: Indeed.com

                  • Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

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                      Use Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage to make well-informed investment decisions. Track bond, mutual fund, and stock performances including S & P 500, S & P MidCap 400 and S & P SmallCap 600. Read the latest information on the stock markets; U.S. and world economic news; and sector and industry performances. A variety of tools are available to help you create your investment plan. For new investors and for parents looking for financial education resources, review the Financial Education section to learn about personal finance and investments. Click on “Help” on the top right hand side of the screen to see more about the database including tips and how to use the database.

                    • Value Line Historical Reports

                        Value Line Historical Reports contains backfiles of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy dating back to 1997.

                      • Value Line Research Center
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                        Value Line Research Center has the stock, bond, mutual fund, and commodity information you need. Value Line focuses on operating numbers and the quantitative expertise of their analysts to provide unbiased investment related information.

                      • Wall Street Journal

                          The Wall Street Journal, the most trusted newspaper in the United States, provides current and comprehensive global and national business and financial news. Browse by date for award winning articles on the arts, business, finance, politics, popular culture and sports. Obituaries, editorials, editorial cartoons, and letters to the editor from famous people are indexed. Use keywords, suggested subjects, company name, geographic location, people and products to structure your article search.  Comprehensive coverage starts with January 2, 1984 to present; updated daily.

                        • Weiss Financial Ratings

                            This database gives you powerful tools to protect your finances, invest, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.  Features include information on Insurance, Medigap Plans, Mutual Funds, Consumer Guides, and more.

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