Presentation Title

Widen Your Reach: Empowering Future Entrepreneurs

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Reference librarians in public and academic settings are routinely asked to assist patrons who are embarking on new business ventures. The patrons’ reference needs are varied and require the assistance of tools and resources from many disciplines. We have collaborated to formulate some ideas for best assisting these patrons but there is more work to be done. The many facets of starting a business implicate having working knowledge of resources in legal, social science, business and regulatory collections.

Presentation Description

Attendees will be provided with scenarios and the panelists will offer best practices, tools, tips and resources when confronted with these situations. The resources will include legal, business, regulatory, statistics, competitive intelligence and planning. Attendees will be provided with handouts including a framework for an Entrepreneurial Tool Kit.

Keywords

Resources, competitive intelligence, forecasting, mission, small business development, values, regulation, SWOT

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 1st, 11:15 AM Oct 1st, 12:45 PM

Widen Your Reach: Empowering Future Entrepreneurs

Room 217

Reference librarians in public and academic settings are routinely asked to assist patrons who are embarking on new business ventures. The patrons’ reference needs are varied and require the assistance of tools and resources from many disciplines. We have collaborated to formulate some ideas for best assisting these patrons but there is more work to be done. The many facets of starting a business implicate having working knowledge of resources in legal, social science, business and regulatory collections.