Understanding the local community served by the social enterprise and local competing organizations is essential to strategic planning.  The databases listed below can be used for local research.

  Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Local business news beyond the Philadelphia metro area too.

  Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Provides full text coverage of regional business publications including journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  ReferenceUSA
Small business directory.

  ESRI Business Analyst Online
Provides geographic analysis tools. Includes demographic, consumer spending, and business data.
For username & password contact linda.hauck@villanova.edu. Look for an email from ArcGIS Notification to confirm the invitation (check your junk folder). Account administration may take up to 3 days.
Access courtesy of the Department of Geography & the Environment.