Free access to any resident of Ottawa, from the Ottawa Public Library’s website. All you need is an active Library Card. Click on Make a Booking on the OPL website and Book an Appointment for a business consultation to learn how to use these online resources.
- Market Research – Secondary Topic Guide prepared by Business Services at OPL.
- Reference Canada Searchable directory of 2.1 million Canadian businesses. Locate existing competitors in any industry and potential customers to do business with from across the country. Choose > Custom Search; fill in the criteria, e.g., > Business Type (& Keyword) & > Geography; > View Results; > Download as Excel file.
- Gale eBooks Click on Business Plans Handbook and use Tool to search the series by a keyword for downloadable real business plans of actual companies from the multi-volume Business Plans Handbook. Also a sample “Business Plan Template” from Volume 20 of the Business Plans Handbook.