Resources to help launch a new business enterprise.


This guide has been specifically created for the entrepreneur, whether just starting a new business or tweaking a current enterprise.

This guide is to help you begin your research paper and/or project and direct you to a variety of resources from Thompson Library. Available here is information on accessing the following:

  • Reference books (print and online) that may be useful starting points for research.
  • Books -- over 14 million books available through UM library system.
  • Article Databases (scholarly journals) covering your topic (over 75,000 journals)
  • Search tips for the library catalog and article databases


Additionally, links have been added to useful outside resources (publicly available sites) where they may offer further insight or assistance on a question of business startup or operation.


This Guide is intended for the use by University of Michigan-Flint students and employees. 

         Users outside of UM-Flint may not be able to access many of the links provided.


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