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Tools for Market Analysis and Business Startup


Books to Check Out:

Data-Driven Marketing : the 15 Metrics Everyone in Marketing Should Know    HF5415.2 .J44 2010 (also Online)

Duct Tape Marketing : the World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide   HF5415.13 .J366 2006

How to Write a Great Business Plan for Your Small Business in 60 Minutes or Less.     HD62.7 .F855 2006

The ABC's of Writing Winning Business Plans: How to Prepare a business Plan that Others Will Want to Read--and Invest in.       HD30.28 .S923 2005

Write a Business Plan--in no Time  HD30.28 .F567 2005


eBooks (Only available to SVCC students, faculty, and staff)


The Entrepreneur's Road to Business Success and Personal Freedom : 101 Proven Tips for Your Small Business     HD62.5 .G72 1995eb



Business Source Elite    

Provides full-text coverage for more than 1,100 business periodicals, ranging from general magazines to trade publications and top management journals.

MasterFILE Premier

 Provides full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents along with an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Regional Business News 

Provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.



Area Chambers of Commerce Enhances the economic climate and the quality of life of a city.

Area Economic Development Offices Many local governments have economic development agencies dedicated to assisting new and established businesses start, grow and succeed.

Census The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Customer Journey Mapping CMO.com by Adobe delivers marketing insights, expertise, and inspiration for and by marketing leaders—all aimed at helping CMOs and senior marketers lead their brands in this new digital world. 

Department of Commerce The official website of the United States Department of Commerce, which creates the conditions for economic growth and opportunity.

IL Department of Commerce Illinois Small Business Development Centers provide one-on-one business consultation; assistance with business, management and marketing plans; financial assessment and guidance; in-depth business training and more. The Illinois SBDC also provides specialized services in technology, innovation and entrepreneurial development.

International Business Innovation Association Advances business incubation and entrepreneurship and helps communities enable entrepreneurs to transform their dreams into innovative businesses that make global prosperity a reality. Main Street OfficesPromotes the business climate of the city’s main street.

Northern Illinois Center for Governmental Studies Provides expertise that helps decision-makers implement efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective approaches to economic, social, and information management issues.

Pew Research Center Informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. 

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts Quick Facts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.

U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools.

U.S. Department of Labor Fosters, promotes, and develops the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improves working conditions; advances opportunities for profitable employment; and assures work-related benefits and rights.


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One stop resource for business support and growth.