From the Library: Free Market Research Tools and Resources

Strategic plans, annual reviews, or applications for loans or grants require a thorough assessment of your market and your industry. As a North Carolina resident or business owner, you have access to NCLIVE, a cooperative-library website providing FREE access to entertainment, education, and business resources.

Log in, and bookmark, NCLIVE using your public or college library ID, and check out e-books, magazines, streaming videos, and business research and intelligence. Business databases, including Hoover’s, Morningstar, One Source, Simply Map, ReferenceUSA, and others can be found by searching Business & Management or Data & Demographics on the home page.

During May, you can register to attend a FREE one-hour webinar developed for business clients and entrepreneurs, on how to Start, Manage and Grow Your Business Using ReferenceUSA. Designed to help you “find the mission-critical information to start, manage and grow a business,” and conducted by librarians, sessions are scheduled throughout the month at different times. You can choose your date and time by registering here.

And, feel free to contact your SBTDC business counselor or SBTDC Market Research Services at for additional information about marketing, market research, and business intelligence.

photo of DeannaPrior to joining the SBTDC as Senior Research Analyst, Deanna Day managed visitor relations at the award-winning, James B. Hunt, Jr. Library, coordinating visits for more than 24,000 guests, ranging from foreign heads-of-state to summer camps and architects. In 2012 she earned the Master of Library and Information Science degree while working as an Executive Assistant for the Mobile, AL City Council and as a Public Relations and Special Projects Coordinator for Burke Memorial Library at Spring Hill College. More about Deanna >>



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