AtoZ Databases and Mergent Intellect, accessible 24/7 via the library website, are best e-resources for market, consumer and company research that the library offers.
ABI Complete Collection from Proquest and Business Source Ultimate from EBSCO provide access to online archives for thousands of business-related magazines and journals, including Harvard Business Review. Our downloadable magazine collection from Overdrive includes Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, Money, Business Today, Home Business, Property Investor and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
How to write a business plan by Mike P. McKeever (658.152 M 2018) and Business Plans Kit For Dummies by Steven Peterson (658.4012 P 2016) would be two good books to start with. Multi-volume Business Plans Handbook from the Gale publisher is available online directly or via Gale eBooks, one of many library premium e-resources that can be accessed remotely with a library card.
More questions? Ask at any library branch or contact our Ask Your Library service via chat or email. For help with business research, especially using library e-resources, also feel free to contact librarians Deb Smith-Cohen at Patrick Henry library (Deborah.Smith-Cohen@fairfaxcounty.gov; phone 703-938-0405, ext. 4) and Vlad Shutov at Tysons-Pimmit library (Vladimir.Shutov@fairfaxcounty.gov; phone 703-790-4019). Vlad is also available for brief 1-on-1 consultations on Zoom, by appointment only.
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