This guide is designed to help you find resources to determine if your new business idea is viable, develop an initial plan for putting your plan in motion, find funding sources, and learn ways to exit from your plan at the appropriate time.
Databases you will find in this research guide. Click for detailed steps using these databases for specific searches.
Restricted: Only current SMU students, faculty, & staff. Certificate students and alumni do not have permission to use these resources.
EZ: Off-campus access using 8-digit SMU ID & password. Access these databases - anytime, anywhere.
In Library Only: Accessible only on Business Library computers and are not accessible via wireless connections. A valid SMU ID should be presented to receive a placard that must be displayed while using the computer.
Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.
Business Library Workshops: