General Business Planning & Information
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Ventura County Library Online Business Databases
BusinessDecision – Combines extensive consumer household, market segmentation, and demographic data with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping technology.
First Research - Economic profiles of U.S. states, Canadian provinces and over 400 industries
LegalForms – Contains a wide selection of professionally drafted, state-specific forms, including completed sample forms for the most common legal matters, including bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant, name change, wills, incorporation, LLC and many others. Includes a comprehensive directory of attorneys by state.
Morningstar Investment Research Center – provides recommendations and research on stocks, mutual funds, and exchange traded funds.
ReferenceUSA – Contains directory information for over 12 million businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Also includes a Healthcare database, which contains listings of physicians and dentists.
City of Camarillo Library Online Business Databases
In addition to the databases accessed through the Ventura County Library, more databases are located through the City of Camarillo Public Library. Your Camarillo Public Library card id number is all you need to gain access to many useful databases. You will need to apply for a City of Camarillo library card, apply here. Links include:
Business Insights: Essentials - Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content needed to explore the global business landscape.
Value Line - Value Line is an investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make better-informed decisions. It provides in-depth financial information presented both in print and online and advanced analytical tools.
Virtual Reference Library - eBooks - Researchers can reference available eBooks on virtually any subject.
Online Business Plan software is a US Department of Commerce resource for writing a business plan. Register for the MBDA Portal in order to gain access to MBDA Business Applications including the Phoenix/Opportunity Matching System and the Business Plan Writer.
SCORE Business Plans and Finance Templates are free downloadable information on creating a business plan, doing competitive analysis and getting your books properly started.
Sample Business Plans by Industry are real world examples of hundreds of business plans across industries. These serve as a good guideline to creating your own business plan.
Tips and Tools for Growing and Managing You Business a free step-by-step guides depending on the stage of your business. Links include breakeven analysis, investment return, equipment buy v. lease, debt consolidation calculator, business valuation, cash flow calculator, commercial loan calculator, inventory analysis, profit margin calculator and financial ratios.
Academic Support & Employee Training
Employment Development Department, State of California can help you find no-fee employment and training services throughout the state.