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COD Business Databases
Use your COD student account to log in. Start with Small Business Resource Center, Business Decision, and Business Source Complete
Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
To look for information on business plans, search "business plan" and set the date range to the past five years. East database.
To find the latest news and articles, use East's NewsBank database
PASSWORDS FOR HOME ACCESS TO EAST'S DATABASES - Available in Library and in Library's online Schoology Resources folder (on the off-chance that you don't already belong, use Access Code CRZWF-Z8DD2 to join Library's Schoology Group)
Links and Resources
Small Business Administration
How to write a business plan, according to the US Small Business Administration
SCORE offers a vast library of business resources, including business plan templates
Small Business Law
FindLaw's resources for legal information on small businesses
US Department of Labor
"OSDBU page designed to assist small business owners understand the rules and regulations the Department administers"
Entrepreneur Steve Blank provides a comprehensive list of resources for those just starting out
Sample Business Plans
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides links to sample business plans by business type