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Link to UM's LaunchPad

  • LauchPad at Toppel
    Link here to create your University of Miami LaunchPad account, see upcoming events, news releases, and more.

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Welcome to the LibGuides for the subject discipline of Entreprenuership. This guide provides you with recommended library resources for your research. If you have a research question, which these guides do not address please contact the Business Library at 305-284-6516.

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Entrepreneurship Quick Facts

  • OECD Entrepreneurship at a Glance
    This site provides information about entrepreneurship indicators, growth factors and gender roles.

    The data is only available in PDF format.

Business Plans - Guide, Samples, Templates & Free Software

  • Bplans
    Get inspired with a gallery of over 500 example business plans. Choose the category that is closest to your own business or industry, and view a plan you like.
  • SCORE - Business Plan Builder
    SCORE is the most trusted source for small business plans. This SCORE will guide you through the entire process from “what is a business plan” through “creating a business plan”. Here you will find free business plan templates, business plans samples and examples, and links to business plan software.

DATABASE JUMP STARTS - Company & Industry

  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Business & Company Resource Center brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, related periodical articles, and detailed company and industry news.
  • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
    Popular research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, among others
  • Value Line Research Center
    On-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

DATABASE JUMP STARTS - Company Financials

  • Mergent Online
    Provides Mergent business and industry reports.
    U.S. Company Data -- International Company Data -- U.S. Company Archives -- International Company Archives -- U.S. Annual Reports -- International Annual Reports -- U.S. HSD Equity Pricing (20+ Years History) -- International HSD Equity Pricing (20+ Years History) -- Mergent Equity Research Reports -- Industry Reports (North America)
  • Thomson One Banker
    Thomson One Banker provides key financials, ratios and growth rates on over 75,000 active and inactive global companies. In addition, the service provides mergers and acquisitions and corporate transaction data from Thomson Financial since 1998. Share price and volume information for companies on the NYSE, AMEX, NASDAQ, S&P 500, Russell 2000 indices is also available.


  • ABI/INFORM Complete
    ABI/INFORM Complete indexes and abstracts articles covering all aspects of business worldwide. The complete article is provided for many titles.
    The Complete edition brings together resources appearing in ABI/INFORM (business information worldwide), ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline (local & regional business information).
  • Business & Company Resource Center
    Business & Company Resource Center brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, related periodical articles, and detailed company and industry news.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business Source Premier indexes and abstracts 3,300 business journals and provides full-text access to over 2,800 of them.
    Dates of coverage vary. More than 200 of the journals provide PDF full-text articles back to 1965 or the first issue published. More often, full text coverage begins with more recent years. The database also includes detailed company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies.


  • Academic provides access to detailed market research from leading sources such as Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information.
    Studies contain charts, tables, and graphs and are between 200 and 400 pages in length. Full studies are available on Academic with twelve (12) months of being made available to corporate clients.
    MarketLooks reports are also available and provide easy-to-read summaries of full-length reports
  • MediaMark MRI
    Mediamark Research offers comprehensive demographic, lifestyle, product usage and exposure to all forms of advertising media collected from a single sample.
    As the leading U.S. supplier of multimedia audience research, MRI provides information to magazines, television, radio, Internet and other media, leading national advertisers and over 450 advertising agencies - including 90 of the top 100 in the United States.
  • Simply Map
    SimplyMap is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.

Wall Street Journal

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Financial Times

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