Though this databases does not contain any company information or financials for actual businesses, it provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. It also provides information on how to create business plans. Business videos provide additional information for business owners. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
Though a search box is available which will use your keywords to search across all the content in the database, it is often more productive to use Browse by Category:
Small Business Videos
You can access videos related to starting or owning a small business, including interviews, "lessons learned" features, lectures and "how to" videos. Type in a search term, such as "marketing" to find a related video. You can access all the "Lessons Learned" videos, by typing that into the search box; likewise, typing "How to" will bring up these videos.
Start-Up Information by State
Click on "Browse by State" then select the state that you are interested in to see data, demographics, and other information relevant to starting a business in that state.