This LibGuide originally created by Rick Keogh will assist you in locating a wide variety of information for small business development/growth, including planning, financing, managing, marketing and using government assistance resources
Company profiles, SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) where available, industry profiles, stocks & investment info., management-related articles, Harvard Business Review case studies and streaming videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.
Management-related articles in various fields including Accounting, Education, Food Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Library Services & Information Management, Marketing, Nutrition, and Professional Development. CHECK-OFF "Only content I have access to" for full-text articles and book chapters.
From the IESE Business School. The 2014 index ranks 118 countries on their investment potential for venture capital/private equity. Each country is rated on the following: economic activity, capital market, taxation, investor protection/corporate governance, human/social environment, entrepreneurial opportunity. Ratings are available for 2010 to the present. Outstanding resource for analyzing a country's stability/attractiveness as a place for investment.
From the National SBDC Information Center Clearinghouse. Provides practical advice for a variety of business finance-related issues: buying/selling a business, sources of capital, grants, insurance and more. One of the best sites of its kind.
From Inc.com. Links to the following resources for financing a business: angel investors, venture capital, government programs, private equity financing, bank loans, microloans, srategic partners, direct public offers. Practical information from one of the best magazines for entrepreneurs.
From the Business Owner's Toolkit. Discusses the basics of business finance, including credit/collections, bookkeeping, cash flow, major purchases/projects and more. Excellent; thorough and user-friendly.