This guide is intended to provide you with links to resources to assist you with any research you need to undertake for Dr. Paula Holanchock's courses on Social Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation and Development. Additionally, these resources are intended to provide a deeper understanding of the issues related to social entrepreneurship and sustainable business practices. Use the tabs to the left to find:

    - Websites of Value
    - Articles of Value
    - E-books
    - Business Databases

If you need help with a business assignment, please contact the Library's business librarian, Blake Pridgen, at bpridgen@flagler.edu.

Your Business Librarian

Blake Pridgen

A global community changing the way poverty works.

Ashoka U:
Ashoka U catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders.

B Corporations:
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit.

Business Model Canvas:
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.

Circular Economy:
A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

Human Centered Design:
Human-centered design is a philosophy that empowers an individual or team to design products, services, systems, and experiences that address the core needs of those who experience a problem.

Hybrid Business:
Hybrid business may refer to an enterprise which does not only make use of traditional methods of distribution, but also makes use of internet technology in order to easily expand its market and make the product or service more accessible.

L3C stands for a low-profit, limited liability company, and is often described as a hybrid like structure comprised of both non-profit and for-profit attributes

Letter to a Young Entrepreneur:
Action, age and anxiety occupy the mind of veteran social enterpreneur Liam Black in this series of letters to those following in his footsteps.

SKOLL Foundation:
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in, connecting, and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Triple Bottom Line or People, Profit, Planet:
TBL theory posits that instead of one bottom line, there should be three: profit, people, and the planet.

UN Sustainable Development Goals:
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

These are a selection of e-books from the Library which relate to the topics being covered in Dr. Holanchock's classes.


Business Searching Interface:
Includes Academic Journals, SWOT Analyses, Trade Publications, Industry Profiles, Company Profiles, Market Research Reports, and Product Reviews. Allows users to easily refine their searches to extract only the content from their preferred source type(s).

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

Business Source Premier:
Full text for nearly 1000 journals, nearly 600 of which are peer-reviewed, also with SWOT analyses, country, company, and industry profiles.

Has Peer Reviewed: Yes
Searchable in Discovery: Yes

EDGAR Company Filings:
All filings and forms from publicly traded companies, including annual (10-K) and quarterly (8-K) reports.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: NO

Global Newsstream:
Contains The New York Times from 1999 to the present and 500 national and international newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present and 13 Florida newspapers.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Mintel Academic:
Provides a one-stop online platform, designed to give easy and fast access to the best-in-class consumer and market intelligence used by professionals around the world.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No

Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage:
Company profiles, industry surveys, stock reports, investment reviews, and more.

Has Peer Reviewed: No
Searchable in Discovery: No