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Business Planning

Entrepreneurial Studies Source

The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

Small Business Reference Center

Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books and business videos. Includes a help and advice section and how to create business plans.

Business Law

Gale Legal Forms

Official state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

Legal Information Reference Center

Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues. a majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.

Legal Source

Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.

Grow and Manage Your Business

PTACS of Michigan

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center Offices of Michigan provides local businesses with the resources and know-how to successfully obtain government contracts.

Business Support Organizations

Automation Alley

A technology cluster that promotes productivity, innovation & new business growth.

Livingston County SPARK

Links to entrepreneurial services and resources available throughout the area to help you define the opportunity, develop your business plan and find resources to help you grow.

SBDC Net

The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serves the Small Business Development Center Network and America’s small business community. Market research reports and more for small businesses.

SCORE

Free mentoring and education resources for business development and growth.

Company & Industry Information

AtoZdatabases

Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents and 2 million new businesses, as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.

NAICS Codes

Searchable North American Industry Classification System identification tool.

ReferenceUSA

Detailed information on millions of U.S. and Canadian businesses; searchable by company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, and more. Additional databases cover U.S. Healthcare and Consumers/Lifestyles.Updated annually. New to ReferenceUSA? Try these video tutorials.

SIC Codes

Searchable tool for Standard Industry Classification Codes.

Thomas Register

Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.

International Business

Export.gov

Resources, webinars and solutions to help businesses export. “Doing Business In” guides for more than 100 countries.

GlobalTrade.net

Online directory of International Service Providers. Market analysis & tips.

UNdata

A world of information from the United Nations Statistics Division.

Business Statistics

Consumer Price Index

Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for goods and services.

Current Employment Statistics

Detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Economic Census

Profiles U.S. national and local economies every five years.

Producer Price Index

Average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.

SEMCOG

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments new and information.

Demographic, transportation, economic, land use, and public safety information from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Marketing: Demographics/Consumer Habits & Trends

AARP Surveys & Statistics

National and state-based research on the needs, concerns, and interests of AARP members and the 50+ population as a whole.

Data.gov

Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data.  With Data.gov you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

DemographicsNow: Business & People

Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.

Investing & Finance

FINRA

Information and advice for investors from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, including a BrokerCheck tool to investigate the background & qualifications of investment professionals.

Investor.gov

Resources and tools for wise investing from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Value Line

Provides information, ratings and earning estimates related to companies whose securities are publicly traded.