Library Resources for Entrepreneurs & Businesses - Startup, Planning, Finance, and More


To start a business, you need three important things: a great idea, the research and strategy to get it done, and a strong support system. With Gale's Business Gateway, your library can provide all the support, information and planning tools local businesses and would-be business owners need.

From local competitive research to human resource and legal tools, the resources in Gale's Business Gateway promote your library to Chief Information Officer!

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Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resrouce Center covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes. Startup and established businesses alike can find the answers they're looking for from an easy-to-use interface that includes a "How To" menu that tackles the most-frequently asked new business questions -- including "How to start a small business."


Business Insights: Global

Gale Business Insights: Global is the most convenient and comprehensive way to access timely case studies, full-text articles and robust data sets coupled with authoritative references and tools for analysis. This unique resource empowers users to not only research topics, but to interpret their research. Deep business intelligence powered by statistical data lets researchers spend less time searching and more time connecting their discoveries to practical applications.

DemographicsNow: Basic

DemographicsNow provides users with access to robust and highly-detailed demographic data that can span the entire U.S. It is ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as users consider opening a business, finding an untapped audience for their products/services, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and so much more. Additionally, the power of DemographicsNow stands out with its reporting capability, which allows users to easily and rapidly produce a variety of compiled reports -- standard and custom -- that will help them make informed and accurate decisions.

InfoTrac Small Business Collection

Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find more than 180 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

Legal Forms

Gale LegalForms is comprehensive in the various types of legal documents made available. Our forms are "attorney forms," officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm and very different from those documents found in "form books" -- generic, do-it-yourself documents that may not have been drafted by an attorney. Completed sample forms are also included.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Product Information

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of eBooks from renowned publishers including titles specially selected for their coverage of business themes. Topics cover finance, industry and more. Titles include: