Business Resources


The Business & Investment Center, located in the Information Services Department at Main Library, is your source for information on business, finance, trade, demographics, import, export, marketing, and much more, see BIC Celebrates over 90 Years »

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Starting a Business

pdf – provides general sources to get started.

Research a Company

pdf – provides sources of information about private/public companies.

Research an Industry

pdf – provides sources of information about industries.

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Explore these Business and Investment databases and website links:

Business | Getting Started | Associations & Trade Shows | Assistance | Business Plans | Companies & Markets | Statistics | Education | General | News | Investment 



Getting Started

1st Stop Business (website)

IRS for Small Businesses (website)

Ohio Secretary of State-Business Services (website)

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce-Licenses & Permits (website)

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Associations & Trade Shows

Gale Directory Library (Gale)   Tutorial

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Business Assistance

Business Associations

Business Incubators

Local Banks

Local Credit Unions

Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (website)

Small Business Alliance

Small Business Development Center-YSU (website)

Youngstown SCORE (website)

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Business Plans

Business Planning Templates from SCORE (website)

Business Plans Handbook – Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)   Tutorial

LegalForms (Gale)   Tutorial

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Companies & Markets

Alibaba (website)

Business Insights Global (Gale)  Tutorial

MacRAE’s Blue Book (website)

Mergent Archives – Digitized Corporate Manual Collection

Mergent Intellect  Tutorial

ReferenceUSA (InfoGroup)  Tutorial (website)

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Business Insights Essentials (Gale)   Tutorial

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)   Tutorial

DemographicsNow (Gale)   Tutorial

S&P Global Net Advantage

Traffic Counts-Mahoning & Trumbull Counties (website)

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Gale Courses (Gale)   Tutorial (LinkedIn)  Tutorial

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AtoZ The World (World Trade Press)

BusinessUSA (website)

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Business Journal (website)

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Small Business Collection (Gale)   Tutorial

Small Business Resource Center (Gale)   Tutorial

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FINRA BrokerCheck (website)

Investment Advisor Search-SEC (website)

MarketWatch (website)

Morningstar Investment Research Center   Tutorial

S&P Global Net Advantage  Tutorial

What to Invest In/Trending Industries and Choosing a Broker Source Guide

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