One of the core demographics here at the Bellevue University Library are Business students. The Bellevue Library offers many avenues to research pertinent business information. However, most of our business information relates to large public companies with household names like Wal-Mart or General Electric. To get the best information on small businesses check out Small Business Reference Center.
Small Business Reference Center offers full-text-access to 400+ periodicals and 450+ full-text reference books. It provides users with a collection of state-specific resources supported with demographic data and other local information. Completing the database is business videos that provide critical information for business owners, including interviews, lectures, and how-to videos.
Small Business Reference Center is broken down initially into four categories: Business Areas, Industrial Information by Small Business Type, Business Basics, and Start-Up Kit & and Business Plans. Business Areas includes information pertaining to Accounting, Buying a Business, Closing a Business, Going Green, Legal Issues, Marketing and Public Relations, and Planning & Starting a business. Industry Information by Small Business Type has information on Automobile Dealers & Repair, Bakeries, Direct Mail Services, Florists, Online Auctions/Retail /E-Commerce, and Wine & Wineries. Business Basics features topics such as Doing Business on eBay, Hiring the First Employee, Presenting to Customers, Starting & Running a Nonprofit, and Tax Deductions. Start-Up Kit & Business Plan touches on Writing a Business Plan, Cash Flow Forecast, Loan Request, Profit & Loss Forecast, and Sales Revenue Forecast.
On the right hand column there is access to Small Business Videos and Start-Up Information. In the middle of the page are Popular Sources that the user can browse from. Some of the titles included are Buying a Business, LLC or Corporation?, and Marketing Without Advertising.
If small business information is required for your next major research project the Small Business Reference Center should be your first choice when deciding where to start your project.