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Business Research Resources for "Non-Business-y" Types: Other BizRef Tips & Topics

An accompanying guide to the Enriching Scholarship presentation of the same name: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/business-research-tips-for-non-business-y-types/

Business Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Check out "Making Sense of Business Reference!"

This is a book that I wrote that primarily targets librarians, but non-librarians who are interested in resources and strategies for answering business-related questions will be able to learn from it, as well.

Link to the eBrary online version.

Small Biz & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Research Guide

  • U-M Library has a great guide covering all kinds of topics related to Entrepreneurship, including Patents 

Small Business Administration

  • The SBA has a wealth of information and guidance for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Business Plans & Profiles Index

  • From Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, this is a handy index to business plans available online or through the Business Plans Handbook.  Do an "Edit--Find on Page" search to see if the business type you're looking for is covered.

BizInfo Library

  • A collaboration between the Kauffman Foundation, the Lowe Foundation and the James J. Hill Reference Library--great info on starting and growing a business.

NYPL Small Business Resource Center

  • A great example of and pointer to small business resources.

Michigan Business One-Stop

  • State of Michigan's guide for small businesses.

Subject Guide

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