Available from home or office. Library card and PIN required.
Individual database links:
- Advertising RedBooks
Provides information on advertisers, including annual advertising budgets, brand names, current agencies, and key personnel as well as advertising agencies’ annual billings, accounts and areas of specialization.
- Business Insights: Global
This database provides statistical data, company and industry information, case studies, comparison charts, and much more on global businesess and economies.
- Business Plans Handbook
Provides a collection of business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.
- Business Source Complete
Provides full text for over 2,100 journals in many areas and includes market research reports, industry reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
- D and B Million Dollar Database Premier
Find directory information on both public and private companies with more than a million dollars in revenue. Company profiles include sales, number of employees, contact and location information, and executive biographies.
Provides detailed demographic information for use by businesses and entrepreneurs, including data such as income, housing, race, age, education, consumer expenditures, and more.
- Gale Directory Library
Provides detailed directory entries from publications like Market Share Reporter, Consultants and Consulting Organizations Directory, and the Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media among others.
- Kansas City Business Journal
Highlights local news, employment opportunities and career advice from 41 major city business journals, Including the Kansas City Business Journal.
- Kansas City Star Plus Kansas Newspapers
Read the full articles online from The Kansas City Star and other Kansas newspapers.
- Mergent Online
Mergent Online offers detailed financial data for public U.S. and international companies. Find more than 100,000 current and historical annual reports as well as detailed company histories.
- Mergent Web Reports
This search interface for Mergent Online lets you locate equity reports according to their buy/sell ratings. In addition, the Mergent Web Reports interface also includes a search for corporate manuals, industry reports and company profiles.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Find data on stocks, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds. Read analyst reports and opinions on investments.
- Regional Business News
Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).
- ReferenceUSA - Video tutorial available!
Provides detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, and 210 million U.S. residents.
- Small Business Reference Center
Provides a wide variety of information for business owners and entrepreneurs, including interviews, lectures, video tutorials, help in creating business plans, and other resources for small businesses, including full-text books from NOLO.
- SRDS (Standard Rate & Data Service)
SRDS provides profiles of media entities across multiple categories. You can evaluate potential avenues for marketing and advertising with policy, contact information and statistics available in each profile.
- Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Video tutorial available!
Offers access to stock reports, company reports, industry surveys, and fund reports, including features and commentary from Standard & Poor’s on topics such as the economy, daily stock market activity, industry sectors, stocks, bonds, funds, and investment strategies.
- Wall Street Journal
Provides full-text articles, commentary and editorial opinions from The Wall Street Journal.
- Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC)
The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) was founded for the purpose of developing and implementing economic development initiatives that would positively contribute to the quality of life for Latinos in Kansas City.
- SCORE – America’s Small Business Counselors
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business. This group offers free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives along with workshops.
- The Enterprise Center of Johnson County
This group provides office space to budding small businesses, small business consulting and finance consulting services for a fee.
- Kansas Women’s Business Center (KWBC)
This program of the Enterprise Center of Johnson County is geared specifically towards helping women entrepreneurs, the KWBC offers counseling, mentoring, training, and community networking opportunities.
- Johnson County Community College Center for Business & Technology
The Center for Business and Technology is committed to the lifelong learning of organizations and individuals in the greater Kansas City area. The Center strives to maximize the success of businesses, professionals and individuals by serving their current and emerging education, training and development needs to best serve its customers and JCCC.
- Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC)
The mission of the Kansas Small Business Development Center at Johnson County Community College is to increase economic prosperity in Kansas by helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses through professional consulting, training, and resources.
KCSourceLink’s mission is to help small businesses in the 18-county Kansas City region grow and succeed. They provide small business with free, easy access to the help they need.
Titles selected by librarians to help you through the process of starting a business, learning about leadership, or answering your legal business quesitons. You can place holds on these books (and others!) with a library card and PIN.