Here are links and notes from the sharing time at yesterday’s BLINC workshop, as promised. Some of these links were presented more for the sake of discussion than for discovery.
Sections on strategy and entrepreneurship, including value chain
Financial Times 100
WARC: World Advertising Council (free trials)
lots of free data, including demographic, labor, campaign contributions
Watch that Page
“Monitor pages, extract new information”
Business Source Premier:
Some useful market research reports, and many useful country reports.
Example: Political Risk Yearbook: no embargo and business-related chapters.
Discussion of Google+ v. Facebook, and Twitter
New Government Information Libguide from Salem College
links, RSS feeds, videos, international, search widget
fund raising web site
Linkedin discussion: value for professional networking and job hunting
BLINC, BRASS, and Buslib groups.
Swiss Army Spreadsheets: a blog from Gwen Exner
Helpful beginning and advanced tips on working with spreadsheets.
NC LIVE: Library Staff Resources
Hootsuite: Social Media Dashboard
To manage all their social media. Includes stats and monthly reports emailed as PDF. Centralized posting. Schedule future tweets, etc. for auto-posting
Mobile focus. Checking in. Specials! Example: https://foursquare.com/nclive
Tips for current location/place once you check in. Can claim your library (Foursquare has to confirm that). Then you can start offering specials
World Bank. International business, trade, expanding overseas. Rankings. “Time to Complete” lists. Also PDF reports.
Presentation software. Try using autoplay at the beginning of class as students are settling in to the lab (interesting idea!)
“Connect to my Calendar”: great for showing available times for meetings, research consultations, etc. Widget on a libguide. Syncs with gmail.
Note Taking system. Now can share, too
Research for Business
No longer developed (old documents), but still a good start for newbie business patrons. An easy to remember name and URL for phone reference in a public library.
Charlotte Business Resources.com
Designed for newbie entrepreneurs. Charlotte Public Library, SCORE, and others created this.
Small project contract work. “Hire Online Workers”
data analysis. statistics collecting. free.
SBA Dynamic Small Business Search database
For government agencies looking for small businesses to be suppliers. Central Contractor Registration System: CCR. DUNS number. Legal structure, ownership and self-certification. NAICS codes (many, for the sample small company we looked up).
Khan Academy videos on finance, accounting, etc.
Scroll to see the videos by subject.