ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database

Entrepreneurship is one of the most talked about subjects and areas of study today however, information to support study, practice and teaching is widely scattered. In addition, user needs go beyond traditional research and education tools and must include practical tools and information useful in starting and growing successful businesses.

Regardless if you are a scholar researching entrepreneurial studies or if you are a practicing entrepreneur looking to start or grow your own business, the most-coveted resources are often in multiple locations, incomplete or unavailable. It can be challenging to navigate uncharted waters but invaluable to learn from the experiences of those before you.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship provides solutions to these problems by offering a central access point to a variety of discovery and advisory tools specific to the needs of entrepreneurship.

Bridging Theory with Practice

ProQuest Entrepreneurship delivers 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.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship gives users access to an unprecedented collection of content types together in one product:

  • Video Clips-watch and listen to entrepreneurs as they give firsthand accounts of their business experiences. Featuring over 11,000 video clips - many of which contain transcripts for convenient reference and can be downloaded.
  • Market Research-with instant access to thousands of market research documents, entrepreneurs can quickly become equipped with the data needed for thorough analysis and pitching to investors. This valuable content contains market and company reports, key financial ratios, demographics, insights, benchmarks, statistics and more.
  • Start-Up Plans, Templates and Forms-give users an A to Z approach to entrepreneurship as steps are laid out from concept through management. These tools also guide users through various processes and can serve as a checklist of items needed to secure financing.
  • Journal Content-top publications relating to the practice of entrepreneurship are provided in the form of full journal runs plus selected articles with a weekly refresh from over 11,000 sources ensuring the latest information for users.
  • Business Cases-a staple in the study and practice of entrepreneurship, a business case is a structured plan outlining the feasibility of an idea. Obtaining business cases can be expensive in a piecemeal fashion. In the academic setting, business cases allow professors to build or refresh the courses they teach.
  • Working Papers-working papers are future articles which may appear in publications months or years down the road. These full length versions of the author's work provide cutting-edge insight and information on the latest trends in a variety of subject areas.
  • Conference Proceedings-conferences are often the first place an idea is shared prior to a person creating a working paper - these events reflect the latest in scholarly research spanning all topics. Conferences are often panel discussions and help promote innovative thought on various topics.
  • Full Text Dissertations-provide insight into roads already traveled while helping to jumpstart research and exploration for an entire thought area through the work of others. Dissertations serve as a springboard for new research and ideas on which to build.
Robust Content from Top Publishers

ProQuest Entrepreneurship includes content from top providers of entrepreneurial information including:

  • eClipsNet
  • John Wiley & Sons (For Dummies book series)
  • Biz Miner, New Strategist, Snapshots, Hoovers and many other company, market and industry reports
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  • University publications, guides, and dissertations from Brigham Young University, University of San Francisco, HEC Montreal & others
  • Emerald Publishing

Subject coverage

  • Angel investors
  • Business incubators
  • Business ownership
  • Capitalism
  • Development stage enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchisees
  • Home based businesses
  • Intrapreneurs
  • Owner operator
  • Self employment
  • Small business
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Startups
  • Venture capital