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    • Ascent, Powered by the Small Business Administration  

      Ascent provides professional development courses and resources with an emphasis on female entrepreneurship. Courses include valuable information on disaster and economic recovery, strategic marketing, recruiting and hiring personnel, business financial strategies and access to capital.

    • Akron Legal News  

      The Akron Legal News is a daily publication devoted to legal, financial, real estate and general news. Designated by the Federal, County and Municipal Courts as the Official Law Journal of Summit County, Ohio.

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      The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.

    • Small Business Reference Center  

      Nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books of up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

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      Advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, stock market and the economy.

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

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

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      D&B Hoovers delivers insightful information on more than 162 million businesses, both public and private, around the world; including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

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      Business data includes Annual Revenues, Employee Counts, Corporate Family Tree, Key Contacts, Analyst Reports, SWOT reports, stock data, financials and other vital information.


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      Industry Profiles, Call Prep Sheets, State & Province Profiles for call preparation, enhancing presentations, underwriting credit, and for quickly learning a company’s key

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      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.

    • Business Plans Handbook   (Library Card Required for Off Site Use)

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

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      Provides authoritative information and statistical data and enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills.

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      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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    • Explore Census Data  

      Provides access to demographic data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

    • Disaster Loan Assistance   (**NEW**)

      The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has qualified the State of Ohio for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. As a result, Ohio businesses and non-profits economically impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 may now apply for a low-interest loan of up to $2 million to help pay for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

    • Census Business Builder  

      The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

    • Datawheel’s DataLocation  

      DataLocation provides a unified window for public data delivery. Explore, map and compare statistics on a national and international level. Great visualizations of international trade and much more.

    • ThomasNet  

      Manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

    • 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.

    • IRS Small Business Tax Center  

      Serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2016, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

    • 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.

    • BizLaunch  

      Free small business tools available to download.

    • 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.