Entrepreneurship Resources: Home
- CB Insights ResearchLatest articles and reports on industries and the startup world.
- Census Business Builder: Small Business EditionBuilt for small business owners who need key data for their business plan or to better understand their potential market. It presents data for a single type of business at a time.
- CrunchbaseCrunchbase is the leading platform for professionals to discover innovative companies, connect with the people behind them, and pursue new opportunities.
Note: While UB does not subscribe to Crunchbase, select content is freely available.
- ThomasNetAs of 2006, Thomas Register is online at ThomasNet.com. Search suppliers by company, product, or available CAD drawing. Great source of information on industrial distributors and manufacturers and related services. This website is free to register, search and export results.
- AutopsyA database of failed startups, searchable by name, location, industry and year. Autopsy gives a variety of information on each startup, including company duration, investment and funding details, founders/team, and reason for failure. All startup entries have an accompanying failure story written by the founder(s).
- Startup GraveyardSimilar to Autopsy but not always as in depth, Startup Graveyard provides names, length, funding details and reason for failure of companies worldwide.
- OwlerOwler crowdsources competitive insights by providing news alerts, company profiles, and polls and allows members to follow, track, and research companies in real time.
- The 20 Most Common Reasons Startups Fail and How to Avoid ThemFrom Entrepreneur magazine. These do's and don'ts can make or break your startup.
The Guides listed below were created by Mark Bieraugel from Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University.
Data on Entrepreneurs
- Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE)From the U.S. Census Bureau
- WorldBank's Doing Business EntrepreneurshipAnnual data was collected directly from 155 company registrars on the number of newly registered firms. Data was also collected on female entrepreneurship over the past five years in order to measure gender gaps between men and women who start or operate a company.