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Business Research: Startup Resources: Data Sources

a guide to library resources and online tools for writing a business plan and preparing a business startup

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State Statistical Resources

Finding Business Data Using American FactFinder

This video demonstration is part 1 of a video series which shows you how to find business data using the American FactFinder website. http://factfinder.census.gov .

Video Author: U.S. Census Bureau

Video Length: 2:10 minutes

Business Research Basics

The below video provides an overview of the range of information sources available at NCSU Libraries and on the web for business research. Sources for industry, company and marketing information are covered in this video. Created by Hyun-Duck Chung, 2010. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/business

Although Huntsville-Madison County Public Library does not have access to all of the sources Ms Chung profiles, this video provides a good introduction to the types of data needed when conducting business research. Some sources she profiles are publicly available, and HMCPL provides alternative sources to other sources she discusses.

Contact the Reference Department for helping locating any specific data you have trouble locating.

Video Length: 9:59 minutes