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Research Guides

Step-by-step guides to help you gather and find the data you need.

Building Lists of Businesses
Learn how to use our online resources to build lists of businesses for sales and marketing purposes.

Business Budgeting and Valuation
Discover how to create a budget for a new business and how to value an existing business to go public or for a merger or sale of your company.

Demographic and Market Research
A guide to perform demographic and market research.

Business Planning Resources
An informative guide on how to leverage business planning resources.

Finding Funders
Whether you are looking for grants or private investors, we provide resources to help you find funding for your business.

Researching an Industry
A “how to” guide on using IBISWorld and EBSCO databases to research specific industries.

Researching a Company
This guide highlights frequently used sources for company research at the Hill Center.

Job Search Strategies
This guide highlights recommended sources for job searches.

New Product Development
A guide to turning your million-dollar idea into a tangible, marketable product.


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