ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database

Series: Our favourite State Library eresources

People often ask us what our most loved eresources are. Admittedly we all have a favourite, or two, or three. It’s hard to pick as there are so many wonderful State Library eresources available. In this series our Librarians and Library Technicians share with you their most favourite eresources and how they’ve been used to solve research queries.

Next in the series we look at ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database a big favourite of Librarian Suezy Malan.

So why is ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database so fabulous?

ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database contains a unique and powerful database collection - designed to arm entrepreneurs with vital resources for developing and researching their ideas while providing valuable insight to help progress and grow their product or service.

Best of all, you can access ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database online from home with your free State Library membership.

Image of Basic search box for ProQuest Entrepeneurship Database.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database is for anyone wishing to develop their entrepreneurship and business acumen: from inexperienced individuals wanting to start a small home-based business through to successful and experienced business operators, wishing to develop their skills. Subjects covered include everything from angel investing to self-employment, capitalism to social entrepreneurship, business incubators to franchisees and more.

Subject coverage includes:

  • Angel investors
  • Business incubators
  • Business ownership
  • Capitalism
  • Development stage enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchisees
  • Home based businesses
  • Intrapreneurs

Using the database

Browsing the database by clicking on the Browse tab in the main menu is a useful place to start for beginner users of ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This section contains links to a list of suggested topic paths, company reports, start up tools, industry and market research and more. The database provides Basic, Advanced and Publication search options for those wanting to customise and focus their search. Click on the Help icon (question mark inside a circle) in the top-right hand corner of the database to learn how to fully utilise the search capability of the database.

Image of the Publication search screen from ProQuest Entrepeneurship Database.

Content ranges from scholarly resources such as journals, working papers and conference proceedings to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneurs, in a range of formats including videos, ebooks, Word, Excel and PDF files. ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database bridges theory with practice covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to students, researchers, educators and practitioners. 

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