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This is a tab with specialized business resources for you and your project. Many if not all of the ICC projects require some kind of business plan or economic analysis. Here you can find tips on research, on compiling a business report, and on other business topics.

Feel free to email either business librarian, Danielle Futoran Turos ( or contact the library reference desk for help or more questions.

Business and Marketing Plan

Reference Books Available at Milner

Guides to Business Writing

Business Research

Business Research

Researching similar businesses, their challenges, successes, and failures will give you great insight into planning for your business and any challenges you must face. In the resources below, you can search by company name or by keyword to find information on your market or your company (or comparable companies).

You can narrow the search results using the left sidebar in Business Source Complete and ABI/INFORM. Selecting appropriate dates, geography, publications, and subject will help get you the most relevant results.

Industry Research

Understanding the industry in which your company operates is essential to a healthy business or marketing plan. IBISWorld is one great resource for this; you can also search in the resources above (BSC, ABI, and S&P) for industry information or statistics.

Business Writing and Reference