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Small Business Reference Center

Access the much more user-friendly interface by connecting through EBSCOhost and then scrolling down to click on "Small Business Reference Center."

This database offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

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Business Source Premiere

Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Find full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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Esri ZIP Code Lookup

Type in your ZIP Code to see demographic and lifestyle information about your neighborhood. Esri's Tapestry™ Lifestyle Segmentation classifies the US population into 67 market segments and provides comprehensive lifestyle details.

This is an online alternative to the print Community Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics.

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US Small Business Administration: Office of Women's Business Ownership

"The SBA’s Women’s Business Center Program comprises a national network of WBCs providing business training, counseling and other resources to help women start and grow successful businesses."

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SCORE

"SCORE offers the nation's largest, network of free, expert business mentors.

"If you're just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance."

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Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition

Key economic data helps you determine the feasibility of opening a certain kind of business in a given geographic location. Dynamically generated, downloadable, and printable business county- and city -level reports (including trend charts) can be easily incorporated into your business plan and research.

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US Small Business Administration

"Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses."

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