The Business Library is a great place to get started with your research!
Entrepreneurship Research Guide
This guide is very comprehensive and provides many relevant sources of information. Use the tabs in the blue toolbar to find:
– general information sources
– relevant books and databases
– market research (demographics and statistics; consumer trends)
– business plans
– family business
Business Plans Handbook
This is a multi-volume set of books that compiles sample business plans for small businesses of all types in North America. Available in print format in the Business Library.
SME Benchmarking Tool (Industry Canada)
This tool provides financial performance data based on industry averages. View benchmark balance sheet data and ratios for average small and medium-sized businesses by industry with an option to include your own income statement and balance sheet information in the report.
Canada Business Network (Government of Canada)This is an excellent resource for Canadian entrepreneurs. It covers everything you need to consider regarding entrepreneurship in Canada: starting, planning, financing, managing, growing and government.
Business Link: Alberta’s Business Information Service
Provides extensive information and resources to help you succeed in business in Alberta. The left-side navigation directs you to relevant topics on entrepreneurship.