Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship Resources

Did You Know? The Hudson Library & Historical Library houses the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Research, a premier public resource for the advancement of entrepreneurial learning. The Morgan Center provides the highest quality services including an entrepreneurial business research collection, ongoing lectures and workshops, technological support, and business mentoring opportunities.
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Premium Databases

  • Barron's Online
  • America's premier financial weekly magazine, includes investing ideas and insights, daily exclusive commentary, and print and online archives back to 1997.

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  • Business Insights: Essentials
  • Provides authoritative information and statistical data and enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills.

  • Business Plans Handbook
  • A collection of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America.

  • Business Source Premier
  • Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, market research, industry reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • First Research
  • Now part of Mergent Intellect.

  • Hoover's
  • Now part of Mergent Intellect.

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    An expansive directory database that includes more than 100 million private US, Canadian and global businesses, more than 6000 US public companies and over 200 million residents and local businesses, with previous addresses and allowing for reverse telephone lookups.  Job search and executive search capabilities include, plus census data by zip code.

  • Morningstar
  • Detailed, independent information on more than 20,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.

  • ReferenceUSA
  • Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

  • Regional Business News
  • Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  • Valueline Investment Survey
  • Advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, stock market and the economy.
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Past Programs - Podcasts, Videos & Handouts

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New Print Resources

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Other Online Resources

  • American FactFinder
  • Provides access to demographic data about the U.S, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys & strives to be the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

  • Big Charts
  • Investment research website, providing access to research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.

  • BizLaunch
  • Free small business tools available to download.

  • Ohio Business Gateway
  • Ohio government information and services for businesses.

  • HP LIFE e-learning
  • A free program that trains students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to apply IT and business skills in order to establish and grow a business, build successful companies and create jobs.

  • SizeUp Tool (Small Business Administration)
  • A new interactive tool for small business owners from the Small Business Administration. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.

  • Small Business Administration
  • Aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns.

  • Survey of Current Business
  • A U.S. Department of Commerce monthly publication that provides data on U.S. business on the regional, national, and international levels.

  • ThomasNet
  • Manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

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