Business, Company Information and Demographics

Access to these databases is available both in the library and remotely except where noted.
BusinessDecision 
This resource allows users to create unlimited reports and maps combining extensive consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data with GIS mapping technology. Included are Census profiles targeting income, retail expenditures, housing and much more. BusinessDecision will be a powerful companion to DemographicsNow, providing an excellent resource package for business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students.
 You will need to create an account associated with an e-mail account and validate it before logging into the database.
 
Business Insights: Global(Gale)
Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Using case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals, and topical reference materials organized by county, company, and industry, this resource will be especially useful to business faculty and students and to Michigan businesses interested in expansion.
 
DemographicsNow 
Has the power to provide comprehensive business and residential information for users to assess business viability, create sales leads and/or marketing mailing lists, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors, and much more. DemographicsNow’s versatility will make it useful for those who want to start a business as well as those who want to take their established business to the next level.
 
General Business File ASAP

(InfoTrac/Gale)

Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Access to a combination of broker research reports, and articles in trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available. Covers 1980 to the present. For adults, high school and college students.
 Full Text
  
ReferenceUSA – Business 
A large directory containing detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses. Can be searched and limited by many different criteria, such as, company name, geographic area, yellow pages heading, SIC, size of business, phone number, and more. Updated annually. For adults, college and high school students.
 Full Text of the directory listings.
  
Small Business Resource Center  
Find articles on small business topics and lots of sample business plans.
 Mostly Full Text
  
Thomas Register 
An online directory of 156,914 American manufacturers searchable by company name, product category, or brand name.
 Full Text
  
Value Line Investment Survey Online Edition 
Electronic version of the well-used standard investment research tool, Value Line Investment Survey. The service includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness™ and Safety™ ranks on more than 1,700 stocks covered by The Value Line Investment Survey Standard Edition
Access is limited to in-library use only.Full Text