New online business tools available with your library card

We have two new powerful Gale Business databases available: Plan Builder and DemographicsNow. Use Plan Builder to write your business plan and discover ways to access funds, then use DemographicsNow to help locate your customer base and find the ideal location for your business.

Gale Business: Plan Builder lets you build a “Lean Canvas,” a pitch deck presentation or an in-depth business plan with detailed financial information including break-even analysis and projections. Export your plan and data in multiple formats or share a unique link with others to view your plan and provide feedback. Having a strong business plan with financial projections is not only necessary to access capital, but it also helps entrepreneurs envision their business fully.

Gale Business: DemographicsNow helps you determine where your potential customer base may be located and their spending habits.

Ways to use this search tool:

  • Have you ever wondered what the average household in your ZIP code spends on olive oil each year? Explore this and more consumer trends and projections with DemographicsNow.
  • Are you curious about how much consumers in your community spend on wine at liquor stores versus wine at drinking establishments? Explore these and more consumer trends and projections with DemographicsNow.
  • Are you looking for a great storefront location? View local spending habits, traffic patterns, and demographics with DemographicsNow.