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Databases at USC

For a complete list of USCMarshall Electronic Resources go to:  

Books / Reference in Crocker Library

Search USC Libraries (HOMER or QUICK SEARCH)  for books and periodicals using the following words and phrases:

  • Entrepreneur(ship)
  • Small Business
  • New Business Enterprise
  • Start Ups
  • Business Plans

Find more books

To find more books and ebooks on the subject of Entrepreneurship, click the link below to search our catalog:

Business Plans

There are a number of resources to help entrepreneurs create a business plan.  Crocker Library has subscription access to the Business Plans Handbook (available in Gale Virtual Library database) a multi-volume set containing business plans of actual businesses.  ProQuest also contains business plans (Browse / Business / Start-up Tools).  These are other online resources for free business plans:

Entrepreneurship: TIPS FOR SEARCHING ARTICLE DATABASES AT USC

Search ARTICLE databases using terms like ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SMALL BUSINESS, SMALL ENTERPRISE, NEW BUSINESS, START-UPS (START UPS), PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. 

 

Looking up Industry Codes - NAICS & SIC's

US Census - North American Industry Classification System: the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Standard Industrialization Codes (SIC) were originally developed in the mid-1980s and have been supplanted by NAICS codes, but are still used as indexing identifiers for businesses. 

LogLink provides cross-indexing for SIC and NAICS codes.

Industry Norms & Ratios

The Value Chain

The value chain is the set of activities contributing to the production, distribution and marketing of goods and services. The following resources will provide some information on the value chain or parts of the value chain. 

Community Resources

Subject Guide

Kim Esser
Contact:
Business Library
Marshall School of Business
JFF 109
213-740-6255
kimberle@usc.edu

Public Resources

Trade Journals

Industry Associations & Organizations

General Internet Resources

Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Events Calendars

Use these websites to find upcoming trade shows, exhibitions, or business networking events in your industry.  Also, search for local "convention centers" (Los Angeles, Anahein, Long Beach, Las Vegas) and view their Calendars.