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Entrepreneurship and Business Resources for Ross Alumni

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[edit] Access to Kresge Resources

Alumni Services

  • For remote log in use your UM uniqname and password
  • Read the descriptions of each database to see the terms of use for that specific database

Business Source: Alumni Edition

Why use Business Source?

  • Over 1100 full-text academic and trade publications including articles on entrepreneurship
  • Industry profiles and market research, SWOT analyses
  • Search through product reviews and business news
  • Does not include the Harvard Business Review


Why use Factiva?

  • Articles from 6,000 newspapers, newswires, magazines and trade publications
  • Includes regional newspapers, worldwide press
  • Easily browse current editions of the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Business Week and Forbes (Select ‘News Pages’ tab; United States)

Vault Career Insider

Why Use the Vault Career Insider?

  • Contains the Vault Guide to Starting Your Own Business
  • Articles on starting your own business as well as other career information


Why use Wetfeet?

  • Browse career articles such as a entrepreneurship and career management
  • Find salary information for different careers
  • Company, city, and real people profiles

[edit] Company Databases

Career Search

Why use Career Search?

  • Create lists of companies by industry and location
  • Contains a search for US, Canada, and international companies
  • Lifestyle information on countries and cities to make career decisions based on location


Why use Orbis?

  • Includes 40 million companies from all over the world
  • Company financials and ratios, annual reports, competitors, and shareholder data
  • This database is for personal use only


Why use Zephyr?

  • Merger and acquisition information
  • Data on deals including initial public offerings and venture capital
  • This database is for personal use only

Business Source Premier: Alumni Edition

Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies - For information technology related companies

[edit] Industry and Market Databases


Why use IBISWorld?

  • Industry snapshots include industry definition, key figures, and products
  • Also includes geographic spread, industry conditions, and major players

Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies

Why use Faulkner's?

  • Market and technical research organized by technology areas including infrastructure, security and wireless; also includes end user markets such as healthcare and government IT

InfoTech Trends

Why use InfoTech Trends?

  • Market statistics including shipments, installed base and sales data taken from IT trade press and research reports. Search by keyword and time period

[edit] Country and Geographic Information

Business Monitor Online

Why use Business Monitor Online?

  • Country updates, forecasts, and industry surveys
  • Country risk ratings and market consensus

Global Financial Data

Why use Global Financial Data?

  • Historical stock, financial, and economic data covering over 200 countries, collected from original sources. Many series extend back more than two centuries

[edit] Electronic Journals

Located in the Business Source Premier Database

  • Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
  • Journal of Small Business Management

Located in the Factiva Database

  • Entrepreneur Magazine

[edit] Other Resources

Entrepreneurship Websites

Business Plan Resources

Business Information for Michigan Residents

Check with your local public library or university library