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State Seal of the Governor of TexasGOVERNOR’S SMALL BUSINESS HANDBOOK
The Small Business Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of business planning, registration, requirements and financing. The Handbook also identifies programs and organizations supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state of Texas. This handbook is intended to provide general guidance and assistance to those interested in developing or further expanding their business in Texas and beyond. It is not intended to be construed or relied upon as legal, accounting, or other professional services or advice. More info:


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Gale Virtual Reference Library logoBUSINESS PLANS HANDBOOK

  • Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

  • Provides resources for start-ups, small business owners, and entrepreneurs.

Business Insights Global

Gale Business: Insights Global

  • Provides news, articles, and research on global business.

Morningstar logoMorningstar Investment Research Center

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center is an easy to navigate database that is designed to help library patrons reach their investment goals. It’s the one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
  • Business and Legal, Finance and Investment

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ValueLine logoValue Line Research Center

  • Accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies for beginning investors and veterans alike.

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