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Research Guides: Horticulture Assignments HORT1130


HORT 1130 Business Plan Project

Getting Started

These books and websites will help you develop an outline for your business plan.

Industry Analysis

Business, Management & Marketing Databases 
Recommended databases for industry information: Standard & Poors Industry Surveys and Business Source Complete.


Reference USA 
You'll use Reference USA to examine your competition in the geographic area that you are planning to start your business. Search the database by Keyword/Yellow Page Heading then refine by geographic area/zip codes and by company size. This database also provides lists of direct competitors for each business in the database. You can also use Reference USA to develop your target market if your business will serve other businesses.
Below is a video tutorial on how to use Reference USA:

Target Market

Resume Writing

Need tips on resume writing?
Check out the College and Career Information Center's awesome list of resources.
And this list of books available at C.O.D. Library.

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