Global Market Information Database (GMID) is useful for finding trends, trend forecasting and consumer markets.
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Business Plans and Proposals
McDermott Library has books which will be useful resources for helping you create a business plan or proposal for a class assignment or for entrepreneurial purposes. Often there will be very detailed, real world step-by-step instructions. Many of these books will also have sample business plans, executive summaries as well as financial analyses.
Library of Congress Call Number Ranges: HD30.28
Government documents are great resources for finding industry and consumer information when researching your market.
Lexis Nexis Academic is a multi-faceted resource; one of the ways to use it is for company information.
This list includes titles with appendices showing sample business plans.