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Getting Started

Welcome to the Entrepreneurship Research Guide. This guide is arranged into core components that play a key role in forming or in the process of a start-up.

Research in these areas is far-reaching, coming from a variety of sources, including library databases and reputable free sources of information (such as government agencies, competitors, and industry associations). To save yourself time and frustration, it's important to think about the information you need before starting your research.

To help you form an effective research strategy, the business librarians have developed two tools:

Entrepreneurship as an Industry

Sources for learning about entrepreneurship and start-ups:

Community Members and Alumni

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur not affiliated with UBC or UBC Sauder?  Then check out the Small Business Accelerator which is a free, online resource for business information and tools for secondary market research for BC businesses and entrepreneurs.

Reach out to Aleha McCauley, our Community Engagement Librarian (Business Services) at if you would like targeted entrepreneurial research support.

In addition, alumni have online journal article access, which is available through EBSCO Academic Search and Business Source Alumni Edition databases.

The UBC Library website provides more information about services available to alumni.

Vancouver Business Research Help

Okanagan Business Research Help

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