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Business/SPEA Library

1315 E. Tenth Street, Room 150
Bloomington, IN 47405
Business/SPEA Library

Background on Minority Women Entrepreneurs

For recent articles on what's happening with businesses owned by minority women, you can search Business-focused databases like Business Source Complete, EBSCO Management and Entrepreneurial Studies. Search all three by going to any one, choosing “select databases” above the search bar and choosing the others. Try searches like:

(black or latin* or minority) and "WOMEN-owned business enterprises"
(black or latin* or minority) and women and entrepreneur*

Don't forget to use the date slider on the left to screen out older articles.

Some Reports to Consider

Here are some reports and search terms for industries, markets and consumers that may help you understand the landscape in which your clients are operating. 


IBISWorld Axe Throwing Centers ;
Paintball Fields;  Laser Tag Arenas
Art Supply Stores Ethnic Supermarkets; Meat Markets HR Consulting; Management Consulting
First Research     Specialty Food Stores Human Resources Consulting Services
Mintel Multicultural Young Adult Leisure Trends; Black Consumers: Leisure & Entertainment; Hispanics: Leisure & Entertainment The Arts & Crafts Consumer Grocery Retailing; How America Eats; Hispanics and Shopping for Groceries; Hispanics: Feeding the Family  
Statista   Search: Art Supplies;  Search: Specialty Foods; Ethnic Foods; Mexican Food Search: Human Resources; Consulting Services

Marketing and Demographics

Industry/Market Resources

News and Literature Resources

To access news articles and trade publication for background information, trends and case studies, use these resources:

Finding Local Companies

You can use Reference USA or Simply Analytics to get lists of companies by city or zipcode. Search by keyword, or by NAIC or SIC code for particular industries.