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MGT 388 New Business Ventures: Start Here

Library resources available for entrepreneurs and people looking to grow their business

Guide Contents

The following areas will be covered in this guide.  Click the links below to go to the page, or use the tabs at the top.

Company Information
Find detailed information on public and private companies within a certain geography, with similar sales or in a particular industry.  Databases can provide company history, SWOT analysis, competitors, financial statements and analyst recommendations. 

News and Articles
Databases will give you access to thousands of newspapers, published all over the world.  You will be able to search for, and read about stories that happened as the events happened.  Large publications such as the Wall Street Journal and NY Times, as well as small-market papers can be accessed.

Business Plans
Get access to hundreds of business plans which you can alter and use for your own business.  Also contains materials on opening a business, expanding your current operations, obtaining financing and marketing your product.

Industry/Market Information
Access reports and statistics on user demographics, user behaviors, sales potential and industry analysis.  Databases include standard industry reports, marketing reports and visualization-based statistical analysis.