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Archive for April, 2011

International Directory of Company Histories

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Interested in learning about the histories of the world’s most important companies?  The International Directory of Company Histories in the Gale Virtual Reference Library provides profiles on 11,370 public, private, and non-profit companies.

Each company profile provides contact information, number of employees, sales volume, ticker symbol, and NAIC industry code.  This resources also gives a detailed description of a company’s history as well as an overview of the products or services it provides.  Along with this information, the articles give a list of further reading to assist in company research.

 

The International Directory of Company Histories can be found here.  It can also be accessed by searching for the Gale Virtual Reference Library in the “Find a Database” toolbar. After clicking the plus sign next to the business category, various editions of the IDCH can be located.  Search by company in the toolbar on the left side of the screen after opening the directory to find full articles.

Business Plans Handbook

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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Have a great idea for a company but need some help making it come to life?

The Business Plans Handbook offers examples of business plans from entrepreneurs in a range of endeavors. If you’re thinking about creating your own landscaping service, marketing consulting firm, apartment complex, steak house or even something else, this resource from Gale Virtual Reference Library is the perfect way to understand what is required in a business plan.

It shows various ways to effectively organize the plan, gives ideas of what kind of market analysis to conduct while investigating your plan’s feasibility, and outlines the data that the financial world expects when you apply for loans. The appendix includes a host of other useful resources as well.

To access this resource, click here.

Or search Gale Virtual Reference Library in the “Find a Database” toolbar. After opening the database, click on the plus sign next to the business category, and select the most recent edition of “Business Plans Handbook.”

To view the plans available in other editions, click on the cumulative index in the eTable of Contents, and search for your idea. The number next to the company name gives the volume number in which the plan appears.

Have a great idea for a company but need some help making it come to life?

Business Plans HandbookThe Business Plan Handbook offers examples of business plans from entrepreneurs in a range of endeavors. If you’re thinking about creating your own landscaping service, marketing consulting firm, apartment complex, steak house or even something else, this resource from Gale Virtual Reference Library is the perfect way to understand what is required in a business plan.

It shows various ways to effectively organize the plan, gives ideas of what kind of market analysis to conduct while investigating your plan’s feasibility, and outlines the data that the financial world expects when you apply for loans. The appendix includes a host of other useful resources as well.

To access this resource, click here.

Or search Gale Virtual Reference Library in the “Find a Database” toolbar. After opening the database, click on the plus sign next to the business category, and select the most recent edition of “Business Plans Handbook.”

To see what plans are available in other editions, click on the cumulative index in the eTable of Contents and search for your idea. The number next to the company name gives the volume number in which the plan appears.