Business & Careers

Library Databases

Our databases have lots of information from trusted sources that’s typically not available through the Internet. You’ll need your library card to log in.

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  Business Plan Handbooks – A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.

The Small Business Accelerator, an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia, is curated by professional librarians to help you to research your business idea.  Use this website to write a business plan, gage your growth potential, learn about market trends and to discover new opportunities. If you’re looking for secondary market research to inform your next step – you’ve come to the right place.
GCF Learn Free – Learn and develop the skills needed to advance in work and life, through free online learning. Tutorials on office skills, job searching, technology, finances, internet, and more.