Guide to Resources for Entrepreneurship

Sinclair Community College Library

 Prepared by Debra Oswald

9/2008, revised 7/2010 by Austin Pevler


Multi-Search Database

LexisNexis Academic allows you to search for industry & company information, and news.

Business Planning

Business Plans Handbook: a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America Nonfiction 658.4012 B979g Volume 13 only is online

Books at the Sinclair Library

To find more titles, try searching the library catalog using these related subject headings:

Business planning

Home-based businesses

New business enterprises – Planning 

Small business – Planning

U.S. Small Business Administration  Check out the Small Business Planner and the Tools

Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (Ohio Department of Development)

Ohio Small Business Guide 

Industry Information

North American Industry Classification System systems (NAICS)

Encyclopedia of American Industries E-book

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries E-book

Encyclopedia of Products and Industries: Manufacturing E-book

Harris Ohio Industrial Directory Reference 338.4767025771 O37o

Ohio Manufacturers Directory Reference 338.47 O37o

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys Reference 332.67 S785i

Business Source Complete  -To find industry profiles, search for your industry then click on Industry Profiles.  Or, to browse all the industry profiles, do a keyword search for the three vendors who publish industry reports: datamonitor or industry yearbook or world outlook , then click on Industry Profiles.

Reference USA Business - In order to use this resource, you must have a library card from the Dayton Metro Public Library.

Demographic Information

Commercial Atlas & Marketing Guide Atlases 912 R187c

County and City Data Book  Reference 317.3 C855c

County Business Patterns

Metro Business Patterns

Montgomery County Auditor (Real Estate Information)

Ohio County Profiles (Ohio Department of Development)

Sperling’s Best Places

Statistical Abstract of the United States  Reference  317.3 U58a

Academic, Trade, and News Articles

Access Business News

Business Source Complete

Newsbank InfoWeb - A collection of local and regional newspapers (Look for the  latest news on your topic)

Financial Information

Bizstats - Free Industry Statistics and Financial Ratios 

Standard & Poor's