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Compare your company’s financial performance to local and national companies of similar size by industry. Download BizMiner’s Industry Financial Profiles and Industry Market Reports; view the reports as HTML in order to input your company’s data.
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Media outlets and contacts. Share your news release with journalists, bloggers and social influencers via Cision PR. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Cross-reference listings of names, phone numbers and addresses for residential and business addresses in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. (This resource is accessible via username and password at the Central Library. See a librarian.)
Authoritative research on key business management topics from The Conference Board, a business membership and research association. Topics include workforce planning, governance, economics, markets, risk management, and organizational design.
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Data on leading companies and organizations that operate in the NYC market; includes the New York Book of Lists; use these lists to benchmark your business, gather competitive intelligence, and target potential new clients
New York State high-definition, full-color fire insurance maps from Sanborn and other publishers, real estate atlases, plat books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information. The site has an Interactive map search, and Geo-referenced or search by place name and drop-down menus.
Get access to major magazines and journals to read on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. For instructions, please use this link . To get the free Flipster app, search for "Flipster" in either Google Play or Apple's App Store
Information on opening, operating, and growing a small business including financing, managing, marketing, and accounting; contains sample business plans. To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit; the Gale Business: Plan Builder dashboard walks users through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan focused on long-term success.
Gale Business: Plan Builder requires each user to create a username and password. To set up your personal account, select “Visit the Resource” below, then “Get Started”, and then “First Time Here? Get Started." To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
24/7 access to reference ebooks. No checkout necessary. Titles can be browsed, searched, and downloaded anytime from any Internet-connected device. Topics include arts, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science.
A knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals to information, insights, and resources on global business activities, created by the International Business Center at Michigan University.
Online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Video courses are delivered by engaging instructors who are experts in their fields, with certificates for completion of courses. Lynda.com mobile app is available to BPL cardholders with their library card number and PIN.
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Access to public & private U.S. and international business data, executive contact information, First Research industry profiles, current D&B Key Business Ratios, job search, residential look-ups, and Census demographics. To learn more about using this resource, To learn more about using this resource, check out these video tutorials:
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The authoritative source for information on US companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, non-US companies representing 95% of the non-US global market capitalization, and inactive companies which have been merged, acquired etc. Also includes up to 30 years of financials, up to 30 years of daily stock pricing, over 300,000 scanned images of global annual reports archived up to 10 years.
Commercial and residential directory listings, job postings, and data for entrepreneurs to research target customers, competitors and suppliers. To learn more about using this resource, check out this video tutorial.
Demographic, business, and marketing data on a local level; users may create reports and maps with hundreds of demographic, business and marketing variables. Remote access to SimplyAnalytics is available to anyone within New York City or Nassau County with a BPL card.
Sister publication to WWD, covers the fashion production pipeline, concentrating on sourcing and manufacturing (May be accessed by 3 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)
Previously known as Redbooks, Winmo provides background on advertisers - their brands, media spending, campaigns, and contacts, and detailed profiles of advertising agencies - their clients, market specialization, and contacts.
Fashion and beauty business news and key trends from 1994 through today from WWD, “the fashion bible”. For retailers, designers, manufacturers, marketers, financiers, Wall Street analysts, international moguls, media executives, ad agencies, socialites, and trend-makers. (May be accessed by 3 simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try back at another time.)