Demographics Now provides demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers. Choose a business location, research competitors, analyze market size, build direct marketing lists, profile current and potential customers, forecast trends, and uncover consumer buying patterns.
Small Business Resource Center covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development. Small Business Resource Center features the entire Business Plans Handbook series, which contains hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs. New plans are added monthly.
You must create a profile using your vt.edu email address to use the database. Gale Small Business Builder provides step-by-step planning for starting, managing, and optimizing a small business. It uses a dashboard as you walk through 5 areas to develop a business plan through wizards and templates. It integrates with the other 3 Gale entrepreneur databases.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is your one stop shop for online tutorials and training in a variety of software suites and programs. Access is free to current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff. Access provided by Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS). Past users of Lynda.com can activate their accounts and transfer their learner histories by using the “Activate account now” link in the email invite sent by LinkedIn Learning.
New York Amsterdam News from ProQuest Historical Newspapers includes the paper cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF format, including front pages, articles, editorials, photos, advertisements, wedding and engagement announcements, cartoons, birth and death announcements, reviews, and more. 1893-1988.