- Business and Company Resource Center
This resource center includes: company profies, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search the database for detailed company and industry news/information. Easily search by company, industry, articles, publications, etc.
- General BusinessFile ASAP
Search by title, citation, or abstract for various articles about: company performance, industry events/trends, management, economics, and politics.
- New York Times
The daily New York Times newspaper.
- NewsBank Michigan Newspapers
Several Michigan (including full text of the Detroit News and Grand Rapids press) and national news magazines.
An online catalog of books/magazines with descriptions and library locations.
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Search a company by name or symbol and get basic details such as: stock price activity, business description, primary classification, executives, key financials, and performance.
- FIS Mergent
Search a company by name or symbol for: business summary, pricing summary, executives, revenue, industry, etc.
- S&P Net Advantage
Search a company for a business summary, executives, charts, financials, industry information, competitors, industry related news. In addition, markets, investments, bonds, stock ratings.
Get the latest news and articles on stocks, market charts, funds, and options.
Books from Walsh Library
- Business Plans Handbook (18 volumes) REF HD 62.7.B865
A great resource for writing business plans for a variety of companies. Here is an example from page 133 of the book:
Party Planning in Shelby Township, MI
Company Summary: Traditional values will partner with attention to detail that will produce quality results for hosts and hostesses. Perfect Parties will offer clients everything from assistance in planning parties to full-scale party and event planning...
Executive Summary: Nancy Dawson has been an executive assistant and second in command at a prestigious event planning company in New York. When her husband was transferred to Metro Detroit for his job, she left the company with the blessings of the owner, who promised to offer full support to Dawson to open her own event planning business.
Mission Statement: Perfect Party will provide casual or elegant experiences and everything in between for personal celebrations of any event in a client's life.
The book goes on to explain the company's vision statement, values, goals/objectives, advertising, customer base, products/services, and more.
- Entrepreneur Magazine's Creating a Successful Business Plan REF HD 62.7.E58
- Small Business Profiles (2 volumes) REF HD 62.7.S624
Includes 120+ companies and cover topics like: costs and profits, financing, franchise opportunities, layout and design, staffing, marketing, advertising, licenses and insurance, and a bibliography of books.
From business basics to custom executive education.
Consider all there is to learn through membership in the Walsh Institute Leadership Center.