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VC, PE, and M&A data
A robust portal for private investment data. You must create a log in using a byu.net email address, which you can create at my.byu.edu. For educational use at BYU only.
Easy to use source for private companies, including some VC, PE, and M&A data. Watch a
First time: create "New User" at top right and use your byu.edu email. CapitalIQ contains detailed company financials. CapIQ is co-located with the Bloomberg terminal at the Social Sciences desk on level one of the library.
Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Small Business Administration
Free online courses, guides and templates for business plans, forms required for SBA supported bank loan applications, ownership structures, management, accounting and legal guides, and tips on planning your exit.
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development: Guides and assistance at the state level. This is where you register your business.
Small Business Development Center
One-stop assistance for local entrepreneurs. Coaching for business plans and loan applications. Networking, incubator office space, and classes. The closest center is hosted at UVU.
A volunteer organization providing one-on-one mentoring for new entrepreneurs by successful small business owners. They also provide workshops, and the website includes how-to guides.
Census Business Builder
An app that uses Census and other government data to help you plan your business.
AtoZ World Business
Information on business formation, importing, exporting, tariffs, shipping, and payments for 100 countries.
Sample Business Plans
Business Plans Handbook
Hundreds of sample plans, part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) collection of eBooks. Use the "search within results" box.
The source for sample business plans recommended by the SBA, about 1/3 of which are free. There are also templates, guides, and starting cost calculators.
Another source of sample business plans and guidelines. Includes winners of the Moot Corp business plan competition (www.mootcorp.org).
News, Industry & Market Research
Reports on over 1,000 industries: size, barriers to entry, segmentation, cost structures, etc.
SWOT analyses of companies and 5 Forces analyses of industries.
Reports on consumer markets and trends. Segmentation, branding, positioning, and psychographics. Rich insight into consumer behavior and lifestyles. Coverage is deepest for the U.S.
Euromonitor International Passport
Reports and statistics covering international industries and markets. Strong in consumer goods and services, but also demographics, lifestyles, and economic data.
Our best source for global and local news focusing on business and economics. Includes the Wall Street Journal.
An aggregator of statistics on almost any topic.
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and Industry Research guides. Market Research
Advice articles, how-to guides, financing and franchising tips, and listings for business opportunities.
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