Click the links below to access our online resources for businesses, giving you free access to sample business plans, demographics, articles, and more!


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 Reference USA

  • Find business competitors and collaborators.
  • Search by company name, type, size or location of business.

Demographic Research 

  • Find detailed demographic information, customizable to your location. 
  • Identify your target market.
  • Understand your customers better.
  • Scan and analyze new markets.

Business Resource Center

  • Find a variety of business information in a searchable format.
  • Includes sample business plans. 

Business Plan Builder

  • Produce a complete business plan essential for gaining access to capital and growing your business.
  • Includes an option for a nonprofit format.

Encyclopedia of American Industries

  • Find industry information for your business. 
  • Includes manufacturing, agriculture, construction, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, and service industries.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

  • Find information about the current status of new and established industries.
  • Includes business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

  • Information for over 100,000 investment offerings is available.
  • Click here to access a free PDF guide from Morningstar with strategies for new and experienced investors to help shape up personal finances.
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