Business Resources

Research

Business Source Premier – Current articles in over 2200 journals in all business disciplines. Additional non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
Business & Investing Databases – Carnegie Library’s extensive collection of subscription-based services. Note: Some resources are only accessible using a CLP card or from within a CLP library location.

Learning Opportunities

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Business & Downtown – Check out the wide variety of business classes.
The Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh – Attend workshops and free consulting services for the establishment and growth of small businesses in Western Pennsylvania.
Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University – Provides technical and management assistance to small businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Small Business Planning

siness Plan Templates from SCORE – For a start-up or established business.
Small Business Planner – The United States Small Business Administration outlines the entire business planning process with their Small Business Planner.

Area Data & Statistics

legheny Conference on Community Development – Includes information about businesses and economic development in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School: Center for Economic Development – Issues research on local economic and demographic conditions.
City of Pittsburgh City Planning Department – Offers demographic data by Pittsburgh neighborhood and various reports.
Pittsburgh Today – This is the web site of the Pittsburgh Regional Indicators Project, an attempt by the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University to provide fact-based information, relative to comparable regions, that will paint the most accurate portrait of Pittsburgh possible.
Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly – A publication dedicated entirely to economic change in the Pittsburgh region from the University of Pittsburgh.
PNC Bank: Regional Economic Reports – Analysis and forecasts of national, regional and global economic and financial trends provided in a variety of publications.