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Business & Finance

(click here) Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) Business Research Bibliography 


Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

SizeUp - A business intelligence tool that provides industry competition, potential customer base, and location analytics. 


Reference Book Collection

California Retail Survey – R 381.10979
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios – R 338.50212
Pacific Coast Business Times… Book of Lists – R 338.70257
Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook – R 330.97949

Circulating Book Collection

Legal Forms and Guides – 346.73065
Guides to Starting a Business; Business Plans –
Finance; Raising Capital –
Marketing –

Internet Resources

Big Charts - Current and historical stock quotes.

California Business Programs  Information on existing corporations and a step-by-step guide for starting a new business.

California Department of Finance Research  The Demographic Research Unit (DRU) of the California Department of Finance is designated as the single official source of demographic data for state planning and budgeting.

National Technical Reports Library - Over three million records and abstracts of scientific, technical, engineering, and business information and over 800,000 digitized full-text reports as a result of federally-funded collection. Free and open access from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Santa Barbara Guide to Starting a Business  Essential information from the City of Santa Barbara to help you understand City regulations and services available for your business needs.

Santa Barbara Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE) - A local mentorship network that can assist individuals with small business in every stage of development. Good for potential entrepreneurs, start-ups, and smaller firms.

Survey of Current Business - Bureau of Economic Analysis' definitive source of information about its economic accounts.

UCSB Economic Forecast Project - Information on economic, demographic, and regional business trends in the Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties area.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government that aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

Last Updated: May 18, 2020
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