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BUS 442 (Antoniou)

One Page Overview of sources

Preparation for BUS 444/442 Library Research Session 

  • Bizminer and Bizminer Tutorials -- Look under Resources to find short video tutorials prior to class. 
  • Census Business Builder  For small businesses.  Use for business plan data and potential market

The Firms Environment--Industry

Market Share

Market Trends

  • Association websites (National Restaurant Association for example), references to associations in news articles.  See the Industry Reports for specific industries.
  • Visit Business news premium sources tab on this guide. Trade magazine websites AND library article databases-the only place to find special reports you find these in the news databases, see the tab

Demographics and Market Potential

Business Plans

Writing: See Ebook tab for additional titles 

Butler, D. (2014). Business Planning for New Ventures: A Guide for Start-ups and New Innovations. 

Samples (don't pay for anything):

Operating Expenses

U.S. Economic Census Detailed Retail Trade and Operating Expenses
Related business and industry, manufacturing, and wholesale available as well.

The Firm


  • ReferenceUSA (known now as Data Axle) (library database) 

Occupational / Employees

Product or Service

  • Passport Euromonitor  time permitting (Consumer purchase behavior).
  • Visit Business news premium sources tab on this guide. Craft search strategy to return information relevant to your needs. 


Tax forms

Business Expenses

Location, Location, Location

  • LoopNet  Commercial Real Estate Listings by category

Commercial Real Estate Brokerages

See San Diego Business Journal Book of Lists  (Reference Shelves) for list of the 19  Commercial Real Estate Brokerages in San Diego County (other metro areas available)