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

Guide to researching the lodging industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the lodging industry. This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry. I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on how to find … Continued

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Guide to researching consumer foodservice and restaurant business opportunities

About My friends in the Ohio University Business Cluster are working to create a business concept in the foodservice or restaurant  industry, and assess the feasibility of the concept.  The guide points business researchers to some key resources when researching information about their industry, target customers, competitors,  and the local market. I have listed the databases and … Continued

Guide to researching the quick service restaurant industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the quick service restaurant industry. This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry. I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on how to … Continued

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Guide to researching issues in sport history

Students in the “History of Sport” class are working on an analytical video that covers an issue, event, or theme in the history of sport.  The topics include: Racism in sport Gender inequality in sport Religion in sport Political influences in sport Sexuality in sport Gambling in sport Violence in sport Drug use in sport … Continued

Guide to International Market Analysis & Entry

About Assessing an international market for the purpose of launching a new product, or expanding an existing brand or business, requires a lot of thought and research.  Researchers need to understand the financial and economic forces and market indicators, as well as the political, legal, and sociocultural forces and issues in an area.  Likewise, it … Continued

Guide to researching the pharmaceutical industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the pharmaceuticals industry. This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry. I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on how to find … Continued

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Guide to understanding the specialty food retail market

About My friends in the Ohio University Business Cluster are researching the feasibility of opening a specialty food store in the location of their choice. The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the specialty foods retail industry and the local market. This guide lists the most … Continued

Guide to researching the grocery stores and supermarket industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the grocery stores and supermarket  industry.  This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on … Continued

Guide to researching the Cruise Lines Industry

About The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the cruise lines  industry.  This guide contains several of the key and highly recommended resources when analyzing the industry and researching the companies in the industry.  I’ve listed the databases and resources below, with recommendations on how to … Continued

Tips for Basic Company Research (OPIE CS1)

About The purpose of this guide is to provide suggestions for OPIE CS1 students who are doing basic company research. The guide lists many great resources for finding information in order to build a basic company profile.  The resources below will provide company background and history, SWOT analyses, company news, and information about competitors. Video … Continued

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Guide to understanding the health food store and organic food retail market

About My friends in the Ohio University Business Cluster are researching the feasibility of opening a health foods store in Portland, Maine. The purpose of this guide is to point business researchers to some key resources when researching the health and natural foods retail  industry and the local market.  This guide lists  the most highly … Continued