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Starting a Business

​UHD Library Resources

The W.I. Dykes Library has helpful resources for creating business plans, including the online databases and books listed below. Students and alumni should contact the library for access to the resources. The library is located on the 5th floor of the One Main Building.   

Business Source Complete
A database of business journals and magazines, company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports. (Some full-text)

Anatomy of a Business Plan
A book-length introduction to business plans.

Business Plans Handbook
Sample business plans for a variety of industries and retail businesses.

How to Write a Business Plan
A book-length introduction to business plans.

HR for Small Business
A "how-to" manual for small business entrepreneurs.​

Additional Resourc​es

United States Small Business Association
www.sba.gov
A small business planner, financial assistance, grants, and other services.​​

United States Small Business Administration : Houston District Office
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/houston
News and resources for small business owners.

United States Small Business Administration : Sample Business Plans
www.bplans.com/samples/sba.cfm
Sample business plans for a variety of industries and retail businesses.

University of Houston Small Business Development Center
www.sbdc.uh.edu/sbdc

Minority Business Development Agency
www.mbda.gov
Resources on financing, contracts and certification, and business development.

Texas Business Portal
​www.texas.gov/starting-a-business-in-texas/
Learn how to start a business, how to get licenses and permits, find funding, and more.

Micro Mentor
http://www.micromentor.org/
Get help starting, running and growing your business from an experienced business mentor.​

Last updated 3/25/2022 7:38 AM