Resources for Your Business

Click the links below to access our online resources for businesses, giving you free access to sample business plans, demographics, articles, and more!



Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

  • Find business competitors and collaborators.
  • Search by company name, type, size or location of business.

Demographic Research 

  • Find detailed demographic information, customizable to your location. 
  • Identify your target market.
  • Understand your customers better.
  • Scan and analyze new markets.

Business Resource Center

  • Find a variety of business information in a searchable format.
  • Includes sample business plans. 

Business Plan Builder

  • Produce a complete business plan essential for gaining access to capital and growing your business.
  • Includes an option for a nonprofit format.

Gale Legal Forms

  • Access a vast collection of official documents including litigation forms, court samples, checklists, sample letters, and more. 

Encyclopedia of American Industries

  • Find industry information for your business. 
  • Includes manufacturing, agriculture, construction, retail, transportation, information, finance, insurance, real estate, and service industries.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries

  • Find information about the current status of new and established industries.
  • Includes business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. 

Morningstar Investment Research Center

  • Information for over 100,000 investment offerings is available.
  • Click here to access a free PDF guide from Morningstar with strategies for new and experienced investors to help shape up personal finances.
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