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Resources for Community Entrepreneurs

Collection of free and subscription resources available to Pennsylvania residents.

Getting Stated: How to Use This Guide

This guide supports entrepreneurial research for all Pennsylvania residents.

Each section of the guide features freely available government and vetted commercial resources, Pitt-owned databases, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh resources. The information and resources included here should be treated as entry points for further documentation and bibliography.

Through this guide, you can access the following kinds of resources:


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Tracking business news, trends, and ideas is crucial to business success. Industry magazines and newspapers are great resources for learning the lingo and following the stories of highly successful entrepreneurs.

Counseling and Mentorship



Online Communities

Information Portals

University Library System (Pitt)

Pennsylvania Public Business Libraries