Business Databases Available from the Richland Library
Richland Library has many online databases that can help you create business plans, marketing plans, and competitive analyses; they can also help you with estimating the size of the market, and with financing. You must have a Richland Library card to access these resources. If you live outside Richland County, anyone can obtain a Richland Library card for $65 per year, which is less than $.75 a day.
ReferenceUSA has the information you may need for market sizing and developing your business plan. Find addresses, telephone numbers, SIC codes, number of employees, sales volume data, and other information for millions of public and private United States and Canadian businesses. Filter searches by proximity and put your results on a map for easy visualization and navigation.
The U.S. Businesses database contains a total of 45 million businesses, including 15 million verified and 30 million unverified businesses that are updated monthly. It is the only business database that is enhanced with more than 24 million phone calls per year, providing you with the most accurate data possible.
Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.
Business Plans Handbook
A collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. Model your business using one of these especially selected business plans.
Business Source Premier
This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Business Source® Premier provides indexing, abstracts and full text back to 1965. Learn about competitive businesses.
Mergent Archives allows you to access a vast collection of corporate and industry related documents, covering more than 100 countries and industries. It includes a wealth of historical business data.
- Access more than 85 years of Annual Reports for companies across the globe through Mergent Archives' historical annual report collection dating back to as early as 1925.
- Access detailed analysis and forecasts on two dozen major global industry sectors from Textiles to Aviation for the North American, European, Asia Pacific, and Latin American regions. Mergent Archives offers you our entire collection of these semi-annually released Industry Reports.
Plunkett Research Online
Provides industry-specific research portals for market research, industry analysis, statistics, and company profiles. Access data for your business plan. Research business trends and opportunities.
Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
Small Business Reference Center
This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding
Business topics include accounting, buying a business, employees, expanding a business, financing a business, legal issues, management and leadership topics, marketing and public relations, operations, planning and starting a business, sales, starting and managing a nonprofit, and selling a business. This database contains industry information by small business type, for example, automobile dealers and repair, bakeries, bars and nightclubs, beauty salons and day spas, etc.
Small Business Resource Center
Small Business Resource Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax and more.
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