Small Business & Entrepreneurial Resources

Need help finding resources about small business development and entrepreneurship?

Here’s a few places to help you get started:

Made possible through funding from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services,  Oklahoma Digital Prairie features an EBSCO database on Small Business References.  Please call the Perry Carnegie Library for login information.

Established in 1953, the United States Small Business Association helps Americans start, build, and grow their businesses. United States Small Business Association

Providing a wide array of financial products and technical assistance, The World Bank’s Doing Business Project allows users to access objective measures of business regulations in 190 economies at the subnational level.  You’re able to explore this data, or other topics from Construction Permits to Getting Credit.  Doing Business Project

Profiling the US economy every 5 years, the Economic Census provides national and local statistics for every sector of the economy.  They also offer tools to help businesses prepare to respond to the Census, and tools to help you use the Census Bureau data.  United States Census Bureau

As part of an annual Census Bureau data series, the Country Business Patterns provides subnational economic data by industry. CBP

Sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation, (YE) provides free online information that allows users to analyze business activity in localized areas-from the community level, to the state level, and across the country.