Business Resources  for Librarians Jennifer Keohane
 
The Typical Business Patron <ul><li>Job Seeker </li></ul><ul><li>Would Be Entrepreneur  </li></ul><ul><li>Business Profess...
The Job Seeker <ul><li>Unemployment Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Resume & Cover Letter Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Deve...
Job Seeker Resources <ul><li>Job Seeking Resources-Iconn.org ( www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AdditionalResourcesJobs.as...
Practice Questions: <ul><li>I was laid off by 3 large insurance companies and I don’t want to work in that industry again....
Company & Industry Resources for Job Seekers <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center via  www.iconn.org   </li></ul><ul...
The Business Start Up / Wanna Be Entrepreneur <ul><li>Starting the Business – logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a Busine...
Resources for  Starting a Business  <ul><li>State of CT Business Licensing and Information Center (CT-CLIC) ( www.ct-clic....
Practice Questions (pick 2) <ul><li>I am starting a bakery and need some information about registering the business and se...
Resources for  Writing a Business Plan: <ul><li>CTCIC’s Business Plan Template ( www.ctcic.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Busine...
Resources for Evaluating a Business Idea: <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center via  www.iconn.org   </li></ul><ul><l...
Practice Questions: <ul><li>Can you tell me if there are any trade organizations and/or trade journals for people involved...
The Business Professional <ul><li>Business Problem to Solve </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Key Resources for  the Business Professional  <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center ( www.iconn.org ) </li></ul><ul><...
Practice Questions: <ul><li>I’ve been asked to prepare a sales compensation plan – where can I get some information about ...
The Investor  <ul><li>Financial Planning Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Stock Quotes </li></ul>
Personal Finance & Investing <ul><li>Yahoo Finance  ( http://finance.yahoo.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Investor words ( www.in...
Practice Questions: <ul><li>I have Taco Bell Stock.  What was the historical stock price on March 4, 1999?  </li></ul><ul>...
Key Resources for  the Business Librarian   <ul><li>RUSA-BRASS  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Competencies for Business Refer...
Questions? [email_address] 860.658.7663x2107
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  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Quickly go around room – who are you, library, biggest business reference challenge Challenge: different sized libraries, different budgets. Focus is on resources we all have access to The desert island (but with a laptop, wireless and lots of business questions). Stop &amp; Ask me if you need clarification 9:05 – 9:10 Note: we’ll take 10 min break at 10:30
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Quick: Describe this patron Distinctive clothing Cell Phone Talks loudly in library Tech savvy Don&apos;t think we can help them Outcome oriented - Impatient Hangout in groups (aka Network) Jargon Click to Biz person Lot in common Also – fun, scary, creative, make us stretch, demand new products &amp; services 9:10 -9:15
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Tried get photos and realized they all pretty much look the same Much different emphasis today than in 2007 when I last taught this Going to spend more time on the first 2
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Needs info Needs help Needs cheerleading Needier than other populations and with reason Often just want someone to listen (example of Chris)- Spend time listening Can provide a hint into what training, resources you could provide 9:15 – 9:25
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Iconn list of resources don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, comprehensive &amp; one stop shopping Point out a few things: CT Dept of Labor- Networking groups, CT Works centers, ONET- Good place to locate wage info Use Librarian as example (Occupational Info/Occupational profile/Select All/ Keyword Search/Continue) Has links to resume &amp; cover letter writing OCO online : (Use Search Box) Alternative to much more expensive Ferguson’s Ency. Of Career &amp; Vocational Guidance. (Again use search box and look at librarian) Riley Guide: Where to search gives you job banks by industry &amp; geographic area. Great article on how to prepare scannable &amp; plain text resume in the Resumes &amp; Cover letters section Job Hunters Bible: Testing section is good for career changers, exploration Practical &amp; realistic advice 9:25-9:35
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 ONET resource center, My next move, Keyword- Project Manager, IT- get list of titles Note- when try to find jobs- links only to the job banks- have to back out- but does give you titles. 2. Salary Info- Occupational Outlook- easier to find- Who tried Dept of Labor or another route. 9:35– 9:40
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Need a strong Company directory like ReferenceUSA, to really cast a net &amp; develop target list Business &amp; Company Resource Center- doesn’t provide a lot on small companies but is great for company histories, industry overviews, includes brands &amp; their companies Very good for emerging industries, industry info, reading trade journals, finding key words, terms, issues Lots of for profit people are targeting non-profit companies- Bridgestar- good for job boards/ articles about how to transition To research specific organizations Guidestar: Search (entrepreneurship &amp; CT) Look at Bogaslowski Foundation Registering gives you access to 990 (can be a year old) Requires Login an Advanced Search CT.org- Lots of interest in Tech companies and emerging industries 9:40 – 9:45
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Some of same tools as job seeker Evaluating business concept includes market research, competitive analysis, Managing expectations on what is available Unique ideas- not easy to find data
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 CT Clic- Go to Start or Purchase a business Business Checklist- clicking UNDECIDED yields a step by step process Look at FAQ and articles- need this for business structure since will be stalled in checklist if they haven’t figured this out. Look also at the How do I Research Business Name Availability, Click on Business Entity Formation Hint: print these out as handouts for your patrons SBA- improved tremendously Has solid articles and links to SCORE – online access to mentors Business Owners Toolkit: Note the list of topics including exiting out of a business Note: Search box Note: Tools, sample forms etc. 9:45 – 10:00
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 10:00 – 10:10 Discusss: 10:10 – 10:15 If time crunch- do Pick 1 Starting a bakery – CT-clic Barcode- CCH Potential investors ct.org- resources, funding Dilemma- CTSOTS – note, this only gives you businesses licensed in CT not sole propriators – where else would you steer patrons to check. Mention CT-CLIC registering business in CT outline Break: 10:30 – 10:40
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Connecticut Community Investment Corporation- Upper Right – Business Resource Center Great set of templates Reference for Business- not sure for how long or how, but Gales’ set of small business tools is online for free! Incredible value ($225 for each). Missing Volume 12&amp; 13 10:15 – 10:25 Break for 10 minutes – back at 10:35
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 ( Ask who uses it &amp; gage how much to demo) Things we love: Market research, industry overviews, Ency. Of Associations First stop for a lot of small businesses. Difficult for Gift basket crowd CT Town Profiles/ Research Data Note various ways to access data Note XLS files in tables Cerc data- hard to find- used to buy Sourcebook of zipcode demographics. Biz Stats- most often point out the benchmark your business Point out sources of info at bottom of page, point out new sole proprietor info 10:35 – 10:50
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 10: 50 – 11:00 Discuss 11:00 – 11:05 Encyclopedia of Associations, example of why I really prefer book Demographics Trick question- asked for business plan- looks like demographic question Look at Reference for business Keyword= renovation Real estate renovation if search on Real Estate get 0 hits Comment: useful for sending to patron as link
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 11:05 Get less of these- hard to anticipate
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 11:10- 11:20 Tend to get questions about how to do…. Teambuilding exercises, develop an employee handbook, lean manufacturing, new manager topics BCRC – articles &amp; lots of HR terms Can be difficult to find terms- CEO Express
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Yahoo finance- Need to switch to investing Look at Home page first- Look at the updates to webpage section Switch to investing – Historical stock quotes back to 1970 and some earlier, note also additional info on bonds, mutual funds etc. (GE as example- goes back to 1962) Yahoo Finance- Show mutual fund look up and Morningstar info Look up Old Mutual High Yield (ODHYX), go to fund profile and point out morningstar ratings and box diagram. Yahoo finance- Go to Personal Finance- Retirement info-Point out videos and articles from Kiplinger Investor words- show annuities Stock Naked/ Stock Answers (link is a mess- search archives)- Oldie but a goodie Bottom line you won’t find price for discontinued or absorbed stocks- must trace back, find old code and look up on microfilm – pays to know who has them. The NYT &amp; HC historical you can see the stock charts- just difficult
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 9:45 – 9:55 Discuss answers 9:55 – 10:00 YUM is taco bell symbol Historical Prices Put in range Can download and sort Comment on Big Charts
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 Quick Demo- NYPL Show tutorials RUSA has a good collection: NYPL – my favorite-show company guides Show click through to small biz resources Go back to home- Small Biz.NYPL.org Show bplans index Show new video tutorials Market Research is particularly good
  • ©2011 Jennifer O. Keohane Business Resources for Librarians 11-29-11 My email is on handout.
  • Business resources for librarians 11 29-11

    1. 1. Business Resources for Librarians Jennifer Keohane
    2. 3. The Typical Business Patron <ul><li>Job Seeker </li></ul><ul><li>Would Be Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Business Professional/Owner </li></ul><ul><li>Investor </li></ul>
    3. 4. The Job Seeker <ul><li>Unemployment Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Resume & Cover Letter Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Development </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Job, Employer & Industries – Creating Target List & Researching </li></ul>
    4. 5. Job Seeker Resources <ul><li>Job Seeking Resources-Iconn.org ( www.cslib.org/iconnsitemap/staff/AdditionalResourcesJobs.aspx ) </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook Online ( http://www.bls.gov/oco/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>The Riley Guide ( www.rileyguide.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Job Hunter’s Bible ( www.jobhuntersbible.com/ ) </li></ul>
    5. 6. Practice Questions: <ul><li>I was laid off by 3 large insurance companies and I don’t want to work in that industry again. Everybody says I have transferrable skills (I was a project manager in IT). Where can I find some jobs I can apply for? </li></ul><ul><li>Or I’m trying to find wage information for the Healthcare Industry? Any ideas on where to look? </li></ul>
    6. 7. Company & Industry Resources for Job Seekers <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center via www.iconn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bridgestar ( www.bridgestar.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Guidestar’s Directory of Nonprofit corporations ( www.Guidestar.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut Technology Council ( www.CT.org ) </li></ul>
    7. 8. The Business Start Up / Wanna Be Entrepreneur <ul><li>Starting the Business – logistics </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating The Business Concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Resources for Starting a Business <ul><li>State of CT Business Licensing and Information Center (CT-CLIC) ( www.ct-clic.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Administration ( www.sba.gov ) </li></ul><ul><li>Business Owners Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>( www.toolkit.cch.com ) </li></ul>
    9. 10. Practice Questions (pick 2) <ul><li>I am starting a bakery and need some information about registering the business and setting it up. Also, are there certain laws about doing it from my house?” </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get a bar code number for my products? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I locate potential investors for my new business? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m having a dilemma. I want to start a lounge with live entertainment and food, but need to find a name. Where can I find out what names have already been selected? I’m thinking about calling it Rendezvous. </li></ul>
    10. 11. Resources for Writing a Business Plan: <ul><li>CTCIC’s Business Plan Template ( www.ctcic.org/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Business plans Handbook via www.referenceforbusiness.com </li></ul>
    11. 12. Resources for Evaluating a Business Idea: <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center via www.iconn.org </li></ul><ul><li>CT Town Profiles ( www.cerc.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>CERC.com- Consumer Expenditure data via Sitefinder ( http://www.cerc.com/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Connecticut State Data Center http://ctsdc.uconn.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>BizStats </li></ul><ul><li>( www.bizstats.com ) </li></ul>
    12. 13. Practice Questions: <ul><li>Can you tell me if there are any trade organizations and/or trade journals for people involved in the gift industry? I am continuing to try and build a list of top prospect of places to work. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>I’m trying to decide whether it would be better to open my massage therapy practice in Simsbury or West Hartford. I specialize in the 50+ population. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m thinking of starting a business of buying and fixing up run down houses. I’m hoping to sell them to lower income folks who haven’t owned a home before. Do you have a business plan? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
    13. 14. The Business Professional <ul><li>Business Problem to Solve </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>New Projects/Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Business Growth </li></ul>
    14. 15. Key Resources for the Business Professional <ul><li>Business & Company Resource Center ( www.iconn.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>Iconn Newstand - WSJ </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Express ( www.ceoexpress.com ) </li></ul>
    15. 16. Practice Questions: <ul><li>I’ve been asked to prepare a sales compensation plan – where can I get some information about different types? </li></ul>
    16. 17. The Investor <ul><li>Financial Planning Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Stock Quotes </li></ul>
    17. 18. Personal Finance & Investing <ul><li>Yahoo Finance ( http://finance.yahoo.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Investor words ( www.investorwords.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stock Naked: Uncovering a Company’s History” </li></ul><ul><li>( http://web.archive.org/web/20060428024532/http:/www.sls.lib.il.us/reference/por/features/99/comphist.html ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Stock Answers: Finding Historical Stock Prices”. ( http://web.archive.org/web/20060424033235/www.sls.lib.il.us/reference/por/features/99/stock.html ) </li></ul>
    18. 19. Practice Questions: <ul><li>I have Taco Bell Stock. What was the historical stock price on March 4, 1999? </li></ul><ul><li>(Hint: use Google or Business & Company Resource Center to find history and stock symbol for Taco Bell) </li></ul><ul><li>During 1999 when was the stock at the highest price? </li></ul>
    19. 20. Key Resources for the Business Librarian <ul><li>RUSA-BRASS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Competencies for Business Reference ( http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/brassprotools/corecompetencies/corecompetenciesbusiness ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best of the Business Websites – ( http://www.ala.org/rusa/sections/brass/brassprotools/bestofthebestbus/bestbestbusiness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New York Public Library’s Science, Industry & Business Library (SIBL). ( http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/65/research_guides ) </li></ul>
    20. 21. Questions? [email_address] 860.658.7663x2107

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