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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)

Reference USA – Business directory and information.


Reference Book Collection

California Retail Survey – R381.10979
Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios – R338.50212
Pacific Coast Business Times… Book of Lists – R338.70257

Santa Barbara County Economic Outlook – R330.97949


Circulating Book Collection

Legal Forms and Guides – 346.73065
Guides to Starting a Business; Business Plans – 658.022
Finance; Raising Capital – 658.1592
Marketing – 658.8


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.

Business | USA: Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing assistance, and more with this government resources guide.

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.

Thomas Register Directory: Locate suppliers of industrial products and services.

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: Oct 30, 2019
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