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Small Business Databases

Business Plans Database
Business Plans Database
Searchable database of quality sample business plans for a wide variety of businesses.

Encyclopedia of American Industries
Encyclopedia of American Industries
A three-volume business reference that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Consists of detailed profiles newer industries, such as biometrics, risk management services, satellites, specialty tourism, and others.

Reference USA: Business Database

ReferenceUSA: Business Database is a directory database of over 11 million U.S. businesses. Search by company name, type, size or location of a busines or a combination. Parent/subsidiary information is also available.

Demographics Now
Demographics Now Database
Fast and easy access to detailed demographic information for Maryland state, counties, and towns with customizable searches. Provides information helpful for marketing, business planning and advertising, as well as facts on population, income and consumer expenditures.


Small Business Resource Center Database
Small Business Resource Center database
Offers a variety of small business information in a searchable format, such as industry research, financial planning, marketing, franchising and business plans.

Small Business Builder
Small Business Builder
Helps patrons interested in planning and optimizing their businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it enables users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
morningstar investment research center
Provides complete reports for approximately 2,000 funds and 1,000 stocks. Quicktake Reports, which include portfolio, risk, performance, and management information, are available for approximately 13,000 funds and 8,000 stocks. Snapshot information is available for thousands of other funds and stocks. Overall, information for over 100,000 investment offerings is available.

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