How do I find trends in this industry?
How do I find industry information?
- ABI / INFORM → “advanced search” Limit your search to only reports under document type.
- Industry profiles: Business Source Complete. use the Advanced Search...then limit by publication type...and then limit by geography, company, and others on the result page
How do I find information about similar businesses near me?
- Business Insights / Essentials. Use the COMPANY FINDER (under COMPANIES) and enter some criteria
- Hoover's Online - Build A List
Where do I find a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis?
- Business Source Complete, change publication type to SWOT analysis
- Discovery Search: use SWOT as a subject term
Where do I find market research reports?
Sources for Business Plans:
Business plans handbook : a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America.
Reference Collection. Ref HD62.7 .B865. Non-Circulating
Reference is on the 1st floor of the library.
The ebook version is in Gale Virtual Reference Library, under http://sunybroome.info/library/databases and click "Business" on the left, then choose your book from the results.
Use the ebook search tool under the books tab to search by title or subject. For help downloading eBooks, see the tutorial at http://sunybroome.info/library/guides/how-download-ebooks
Plans: 3 samples in Appendixes
A. Business Plan for a Small Service Business
B. Business Plan for a Manufacturing Business
C. Business Plan for Project Development
Plans: See the Appendixes
Appendix I: Marine Art of California Business Plan
Appendix II: Dayne Landscaping, Inc. Business Plan
Appendix III: Wholesale Mobile Homes.com, Inc. Business Plan
Also includes blank forms and worksheets
Also has a website to download their business planning models in Excel
Appendix III: Sample Business Plans
- Financing Proposal for Finestkind Seafoods, Inc.
- World Beat Tours Business Plan
- VSA arts New Hampshire Business Plan
Links with samples: http://www.entrepreneur.com/landing/216013
Other Possibly Useful Websites
- U.S. Small Business Association: Advice on types of businesses, loan checklists, and free online classes.
- My Own Business: A non-profit organiztion dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.
- U.S Census: Has NAICS information, and economic statistics.
- NAICS Association: Look up NAICS (industry) codes.
Business magazines and newspapers in our library
- Bloomberg Businessweek (12/1996 - present)
- The Economist (01/1988 to present)
- Entrepreneur: (08/2003 to present)
- Forbes (12/2012 - present)
- Fortune (01/1992 to present)
- Harvard Business Review (10/1922 - present)
- Industry Week (11/1987 to present)
- Monthly Labor Review (01/1965 to present)
- Wall Street Journal: (2010 to present) Provides stock information, mergers and acquisitions, and other business-related topics.
Created by S. Slivan 2/3/2014
Updated by J. Anderson 2/3/2016