GDL provides valuable directory information, such as Ward's Business Directory or Encyclopedia of Associations, accessible digitally anytime, anywhere. Get immediate access to vetted sources, find relevant results quickly, and make informed decisions - all of which can add up to a competitive advantage. Find revenue, compare companies by industry or location, sort by any field, export data for further analysis...the options are endless!
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from Gale Gale Small Business Builder is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The programís intuitive dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration in order to develop a business plan focused on long-term success. Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.
from Gale A comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Great for entrepreneurs and students alike!
Statista.com is one of the first statistic portals in the world to integrate data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources onto a single professional platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista.com provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Great for business owners, students, and curious people alike!
Bplans.com Bplans.com is the largest single collection of free sample business plans online. The site also includes practical advice on planning, informational articles, and interactive tools.
Entrepreneur.com This popular online and print small business publication offers information to help start, grow or manage a small business.
LinkedIn ProFinder LinkedIn's new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
Morebusiness.com This site is filled with sample business and marketing plans, templates, contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.
Nolo - Small Business A leading publisher of legal information, Nolo's website contains information to help businesses and non profits solve their legal problems.
SBA - Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the federal government. The SBA strives to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small businesses.
SCORE SCORE—"Counselors to America's Small Business"—is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Get information on Dayton's SCORE chapter at www.daytonscore.org.
Small Business FAQ from WCPL Our expert business librarians tell you where to find the information most commonly sought by small business owners. This page includes many more helpful links.