LCC: Going into Business

 

LCC: GOING INTO BUSINESS

 


Non-Profit Organizations, Small Business Information

 

Information about federal grant-making programs.

The Foundation Directory Online (Professional) provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities in the US.

Information on nonprofits, including IRS 990 forms, annual reports.

PrivCo is a database for business and financial data on major, privately-held companies, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.

ReferenceUSA provides detailed directory information for millions of U.S. businesses. Users can perform Quick Search or Custom Search at their choice.

Small Business Resource Center provides information on how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and web sites.

 

Demographic Information

Demographics and lifestyles are two elements of the market research process. Who are your potential customers? A solid understanding of your current or potential customers is essential if you want to direct your marketing efforts at the population segment that is most likely to buy your products or services.

From the Population Research Center (PRC) website.

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

From Office of Economic Analysis.

Provides demographic information on over 2600 US cities. Open the "Drop Down Manual" and select a state and then click "GO". Select a city on next page.

From the US Census Bureau.

From the US Census Bureau.

Get demographic data by entering the zip code.

 

Lifestyles & Consumer Behavior

  • Best customers: Demographics of Consumer Demand

DOCS REF HC79.C6 B47 2008

Data on the best and biggest customers for hundreds of individual products and services.

To view your neighborhood's top five segments, along with a descriptive snapshot about each segment's characteristics, simply enter your 5-digit ZIP Code.

Simmons OneView (formerly known as Choices 3) provides demographic and psychographic data on US adult consumers regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors,
lifestyles and attitudes, and media use.

 
[Note: If the Simmons Crosstab document does not open when using Firefox, please click "Open With Difference Viewer" button on top of screen and select "Open with Adobe Reader (default)".]
 

Business Planning / Grants

Covers various issues for entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Includes business plans and other resources.

Includes free sample business plans, sample marketing plans, plan outlines, tips, start-up business, financing, venture capital, and related information.

Provides sample small business plans and outlines in addition to business and marketing planning, and business strategy information, advice, and software.

The Foundation Directory Online (Professional) provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant-making public charities in the US.

Information on business and marketing plans, and how to start and run a small business.

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Kaiping Zhang
Business Economic Librarian
Email: kzhang@uoregon.edu
Phone: (541) 346-1960