Plano Library Databases
EBSCOHost – Business Source Premier
Indexing and abstracts for most important business journals back to 1886. Searchable cited references provided for 1,200+ journals; comprehensive reports on emerging markets and trends; country reports highlighting economic and political background; company profiles by Datamonitor; industry profiles.
Business and Company Resource Center – GALENET
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals; detailed company and industry news & info.
Dallas-Ft. Worth Business Directory
Search for businesses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area using this database. Search by a business name, address, zip code, and SIC code.
Morningstar® Mutual Funds™ Online
Morningstar Mutual Funds ratings and reports, updated every Friday; review an entire group of funds under Download Reports by Category, or find a specific fund under Search. Numerous special reports created by Morningstar also available.
The nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers. It operates the Web sites for each of the company’s 41 print business journals.
Compare mortgage, auto loan, and credit card rates, CDs, savings, investment returns and financial calculators
Media services providing real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news, charts, and communications tools.
Breaking business news of the day, latest information about people, companies, and the markets.
Financial Times Markets: News
Has U.S. stock info, but focuses more on European and international financial news.
MSN Money News Center
Offers one stop access to 13 different business new sources, including Reuters, Business Wire, and the Motley Fool.
For company research; provides historical stock quotes going back over 30 years. Other financial and sector information also available.
Maintained by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University; contains over 5,000 global resources, news, and insight reports on 197 countries.
Information on more than 700,000 industrial suppliers and manufacturers and over 1,000,000 downloadable CAD drawings of parts and components.
Securities and Exchange Commission – EDGAR Database
View company 10K and other security filings along with information on mutual funds. Historical EDGAR filings are available back to 1994.
A list of America’s largest companies as compiled by Fortune Magazine; lists of the best employers, the Fortune 1000, business news and historical Fortune 500 lists dating back to 1955
News, opinion, best practices, and other resources on the greening of mainstream business. Learning opportunities to help companies of all sizes and sectors integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a way that supports profitable business practices.
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Information on exploitive practices of 4000+ businesses worldwide, balanced coverage provided and searchable by company name, issue, country, or topic
Tutorials on the basics of investing and retirement planning are available to get the beginning investor started along with a comprehensive dictionary of financial terms.
Lets you buy and redeem securities directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in paperless electronic form. Information is provided about the differences in the various securities available from the federal government.
Federal Government Grants
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for Federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by Federal grant making agencies.
Maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. grant makers and their grants, and a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. They also operate research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy.
Free web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. The guides are designed to assist established non-profits through the grant-writing process.
SRA International – Grants Web
The Society of Research Administrators International is a nonprofit association which has developed a grant resource site with listings for public and private organizations that provide grants.
Small Business Planning
Collin Small Business Development Center
Provides free consultation for starting a business, including planning, marketing, financial analysis, accounting, and how to hire employees.
Small Business Administration
Provides many tools for getting your business started, including over 25 online courses and a step-by-step guide to planning and starting a business; includes links to toolkits and services to aid in growing a business and improving your business knowledge.
Small Business Development Center
Funded by the SBA & UT San Antonio, includes links to sample business plans, checklists for starting your business, marketing information and much more. Also links to downloadable forms and toolkits to help in managing and running a business.
City of Plano Economic Development Board
Provides information about economic development with links to facts about the city, online brochures, and a video on why Plano is a great city to live and work.
Texas Online – Texas Business Portal
Information on starting a business in Texas, laws and permits, government contacts, and employer resources
Effective and understandable analysis of business and industry statistics for the small business operator, useful financial ratios, market profitability, business statistics and benchmarks.
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Federal statistical information on the Gross Domestic Product, international balance of payments and personal income.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Latest government statistics on the Consumer Price Index, payroll, Producer Price Index, unemployment and other government information related to the economy and business.
County Business Patterns
Census Bureau information on county, city, and zip code level business patterns.
Links to the statistics of over 100 federal agencies, information on states, counties, cities, and international comparisons, link to published statistics such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States.
Business.gov – The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government
Managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. This partnership, known as Business Gateway, provides a single access point to government services and information to help the nation’s businesses with their operations.