The freely-available websites below are accessible to the public from off-campus. Start-Up ADK students and other community members may visit the SUNY Adirondack Library in Queensbury to use subscription databases and to borrow books.
Subscription databases, such as Statista and Hoover's, require a college network account to be used from off campus.
Jot down the call number of any interesting books below to find it on the library shelves. Or, use the "Start Your Research Here" search box on the home page, and limit it to Books.
Who are your customers? For basic demographics (people, income, ages, home ownership, etc.), start with these U.S. Census Bureau websites:
Statista offers statistics on industry trends, consumer preferences and much more.
Occupational Outlook Handbook offers details on about careers, income and industry trends.
More useful government sites to explore are below.
Subject headings like these work well to find books in this library, using the book database:
New business enterprises
Start-up business enterprises
Small business management
Small business law and legislation
Small business finance
Small business planning
Women in business
To find books with sample business plans, search the book database with the subject “New business enterprises planning.”
Small Business Research Books: