For a complete list of USC Marshall Electronic Resources go to the Gaughan & Tiberti Electronic Resources web page.
Search USC Libraries Catalog for books and periodicals using the following words and phrases:
There are a number of resources to help entrepreneurs create a business plan. The Gaughan & Tiberti Business 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:
Search ARTICLE databases using terms like ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SMALL BUSINESS, SMALL ENTERPRISE, NEW BUSINESS, START-UPS (START UPS), PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
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.
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.
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.