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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Resources Guide

The business library compiled a resource page for entrepreneurs, including the following types of information/ databases:

  • Business Plan
  • Market Research
  • Industry Analysis
  • Competitor Information
  • Customer Profiles and Demographics
  • Financial Data
  • Economic Data
  • Trade Associations

ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database

ProQuest Entrepreneurship brings together an array of resources including journal articles, video clips on entrepreneurs' business experiences, business cases, working papers, conference proceedings, reference books and full text dissertations. It also includes relevant blog entries, start-up plans, templates, and forms, and market research including market and company reports, key financial ratios, demographics, insights, benchmarks and statistics.

Please contact Laura Leavitt, Business Librarian, for assistance:

Business School Institute for Entrepreneurship

Listing of and links with National and Michigan Entrepreneurship Resources.

Community and Economic Development

The Center for Community and Economic Development creates, applies, and disseminates valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative leaning. We are dedicated to empowering communities to create sustainable prosperity and an equitable global knowledge economy.

The CED publishes research reports addressing economic and community development issues.

Center for Economic Analysis

The mission of the CEA is to provide science-based economic analysis and data to support MSU and MSUE researchers and project leaders, and to facilitate Michigan’s industries and government entities. The CEA contributes to the Land-Grant University heritage by supporting MSU researchers through procurement and analysis of data and ideas, with the fundamental principle behind outreach activities to contribute to the overall awareness of how the agricultural, natural resource and related sectors and other community economic development activities contribute to the overall state economy.

For assistance on the state’s tax incentive process, understanding geographic markets, and generating economic statements relevant to grant and incentive efforts, contact Steve Miller:, 517-355-2153.

Product Center

Market reports for Business Innovation for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources.

Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Provides resources for marketing, business planning, and other business topics.