How to research a new entrepreneurial business concept

About So you fashion yourself an entrepreneur and would like start a new business.  Before you go to the bank to get your loan, you’ll want to thoroughly research the industry, your potential competitors, your potential customers, as well as your local market.  When doing your research, you’ll want to make sure you have answers … Continued

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Guide to researching the video game development and publishing industry

About My friends in the  Business Cluster are working on a research project that addresses the video game development and publishing industry.  The resources found on this page should provide them with an excellent start to finding good information for the industry. Note that business resources can be a bit challenging to cite in APA … Continued

How to Find S&P (and other) Stock Reports in Investext

S&P Stock Reports are a favorite of many business researchers when looking for concise, up-to-date analysis of a company. This video demonstrates how to find those reports, as well and other stock/equity reports, in Investext via the Mergent Online database.

How to find MarketLine reports in Investext

MarketLine reports give a good introduction to a company, and can be especially useful for novice business researchers. The reports contain financial information, executive biographies, SWOT Analysis, and more. This video demonstrates how to find the reports in Investext, using the Mergent Online database.

Attend the Ohio Business of Games Summit

Announcement from the Summit website: “The Ohio University Business of Games Summit is a confluence of students, educators, entrepreneurs, technologists, and industry participants who are actively involved or want to know more about the business of digital games and e-sports. The summit, unlike many other industry conferences, focuses on the business of games, not just … Continued

Business Research Brief: Find Entrepreneurship Grants using Foundation Directory

This Business Research Brief quick video shows how to find entrepreneurship grants using a resource called the Foundation Directory. In this example, I am looking for grants awarded to colleges and universities in Ohio, pertaining to the area of entrepreneurship. Foundation Directory is a subscription database, so if you are not affiliated with Ohio University, … Continued

5 Quick Tips for Researching the Beauty & Personal Care Industry

This video demonstrates how to find key industry, marketing, and consumer information for the Beauty & Personal Care industry, using essential resource such as Passport, WARC, Mintel, Business Source Complete, and Statista. Don’t limit your research to just one database; make sure you are casting a wide net in finding key information.

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Investext offers authoritative analyst reports for publicly-traded companies as well as industry analysis reports. … Continued

Pitch your idea at the Expo Pitch!

The Expo Pitch is a venue where students have either 3 or 8 minutes to pitch their business, product, or entrepreneurial idea.  All currently enrolled Ohio University Students are welcome to participate in the EXPO Pitch Competition, even if they are not already presenting at the Student EXPO. This year, the pitch competition will include two … Continued

Beyond the website

How to research a company before you interview

The purpose of this guide is to give job-hunters an information advantage before they interview.  This guide showcases a few key resources that will take your knowledge of a company or industry beyond what you can find on the company website or  through a basic Google search.  Knowing more about a company or industry helps you to … Continued