Business

BusinessDecision Company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Business Insights: Global Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

BusinessUSA: Financing Discover state and federal funding resources based on location, financing needs, business ownership, and industry. 

Demographics Now: Business and People Researchers and entrepreneurs are provided with comprehensive business and demographic information valuable to assess business viability, create sales leads and marketing mailing lists, complete location analyses and business plans, analyze population trends, find potential sponsors and donors and much more.  If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

EDGAR Company Search All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Find links to a complete list of filings available through EDGAR and instructions for SEC forms and searching the EDGAR database.

Gale Directory Library Provides access to Ward's Business Directory of Private and Public Companies in Canada and Mexico, and Business Rankings Annual. Ward’s profiles over 51,000 companies, (approximately 18,000 in Canada and 33,000 in Mexico) listing the industries in which it operates, names of top executives, number of employees, the type of company it is, and financial performance. The eDirectory version also includes alternative mailing addresses, an expanded list of executives, and historical financial information. Business Rankings Annual (BRA) provides "top ten" rankings of companies, products, services, and business-related activities compiled from a variety of published sources. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Gale Legal Forms Copies of actual forms and documents in Word format are provided to help users with their legal or business needs. Continuously updated to reflect current state laws, also includes a law digest, legal questions and answers, and an attorney directory. It is important to note that not all Michigan courts may accept the legal forms contained in this resource. If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Gale Virtual Reference Library Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office). If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click here. This database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

InfoTrac Business Collection Indexing, abstracts and full text for nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications from international, US and regional news sources. Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends as well as the latest in management, economics and politics. Includes broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings with full text and images available.  If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click hereThis database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Services cover construction codes, corporations, securities & commercial licensing, fire services, health care, liquor control, administrative hearings, employment relations, public service commission, MIOSHA, regulatory reinvention, workers' compensation, and unemployment insurance.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC): Access Capital To start or to grow, find capital from a variety of sources - grants, venture capitalists, banks, and others.

Michipreneur: Michigan Startup Funding Startup funding sources in the online publication built to empower entrepreneurs, encourage investment, strengthen small business, and foster talent retention in Michigan.

Small Business Resource Center Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.  If you are using the database from outside the Library, please click hereThis database is provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL).