Research Your Industry

Library Databases

Business Sites available with partership with

Business Decision
Enables you to research consumer market data

Business Insights
Snapshot profiles of industries and links to financial and corporate information.

Find businesses and people, demographics and expenditure data

General Business ASAP
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends

Mergent Intellect
Includes First Research, Key Business Rations, residential data, and job postings

Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business

Foundation Directory Online
Search 6.4 million grants from 140,000 grant funders from across the United States (In-Library Use Only)

Reference USA
Find sales leads, conduct market research, and search people and business listings

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes
These government industry codes can be useful for market or industry research. Many databases allow you to search by code and sometimes provide general industry information as well.

Funding and Financial Information

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U.S. Federal government loans resource information

U.S. Small Business Administration
Use the "SBA Direct" feature to tailor the information you're looking for. It allows you to input topic(s), your kind of business, and your demographic information to give you customized results about SBA loans, counseling, and other help.


Michigan Resources

Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce
Promote and enhance business opportunities in the Clarkston Area for our Members

Michigan Business Directory
Dedicated to helping Michigan Businesses gain exposure on the Internet

Michigan Business and Professional Association
Provides exceptional member service, on-going education, advocacy and business solutions for small and medium sized businesses in Michigan.

Michigan Business One Stop
Online tools to help you with your business

Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Helping you grow your Michigan business

Michigan Small Business and Technology Development
Provide services to Michigan's existing, growing, technology-based and start-up companies.

Small Business Association of Michigan
Provides leadership in the promotion of free enterprise and other common interests of small businesses

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
Assist you with getting starting in starting a business

Specialty Websites

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
The MBDA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, designed to encourage the creation, growth, and expansion of minority owned businesses in the U.S.

National Women Business Owners Corporation Network
Contains summaries of research for women business owners

National Association of Women Business Owners
Fee-based site contains support and resources to help women grow a business and enrich their life.

In-House Periodical Resources:

Small Business Resources

Small Business

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