Cover all areas of starting and operating a small businessSmall Business Resource Center is a comprehensive database that covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Experience an easy-to-browse interface mapped to four key stages—plan, fund, start, and manage—to fit your research needs at any point in your business's development.
Get Multi-Resource Support Business Plans — Small Business Resource Center features the entire Business Plans Handbook series, which contains hundreds of sample business plans created by real-life entrepreneurs. New plans are added monthly.
eBooks — Browse a tightly indexed collection of 80 small business-focused eBooks from Gale, John Wiley & Sons, and other publishing partners, including Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Encyclopedia of Management, and Small Business Management — A Framework for Success.
Periodicals — View articles from over 300 journals and magazines like Better Asset Management, Black Enterprise, Consumer Comments, Direct Marketing, Financial Management, Family Business Review, and The Tax Adviser.
Directories — Easily locate thousands of associations, consultants, consulting organizations, trade shows, business information sources, and more.
Audio — Listen in-product or download podcasts, radio shows, and more.
Videos — Access thousands of videos from CriticalMention, Inc. and Press, Inc., with other providers added over time.
News — Find content from over 120 local newspapers, including The Washington Post, The Denver Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Investor's Business Daily.
Glossary — Over 2,200 key business-specific terms are defined for quick reference, replacing the generic dictionary link.
Websites — Vetted, fully indexed, topically relevant, and annotated website listings provide helpful links to outside resources and articles related to current campaigns.
LegalForms link capability — If your library also subscribes to Gale LegalForms, a quick link to that product will automatically appear in the navigation toolbar of Small Business Resource Center.
Streamline Your Searches — Users can search by subject or keyword or link directly to pre-compiled information based on popular business topics and types, sample business plans, and answers to frequently asked questions. Results are delivered at the article level in an HTML-based text and graphics format that's designed for speedy display and easy readability on any device.
"The database is an all-inclusive mix of sources for the small business owner or entrepreneur."
- American Reference Books Annual
Platform Features & Tools
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Detailed subject indexing allows users to search content based on subject, title, document type, and more.
Content can be translated into 40 languages, while the platform itself can be translated into more than 30 languages. ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology allows audio files to be downloaded and saved onto any mobile device and read aloud in nearly 25 languages.