The world is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week this week (16-22 November), and what better place to be than UW-Whitewater for such an event. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization student group is co-sponsoring the 2009 Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs’ Conference. The university was awarded a $4.7 million grant from the Economic Development Administration to fund the creation of the Whitewater Technology Park, which will provide business research and development space for the region. There is a lot of entrepreneurial activity going on right here!
The Library has been actively involved in providing support the development and integration of entrepreneurship into the curriculum. The current showcase in the library’s lobby displays just a sampling of the book titles that have been purchased on the topic, with many more to be found using HAL CAT. Also, we have plenty of online resources to aid in the research of new business development in general, like ABI/Inform and Business Source Premier.
Furthermore, if you have that entrepreneurial spirit and want to research the prospect of launching your own business, make sure to come talk to us. The aforementioned resources (plus many more) also contain industry information and market research that can be used to make a sound business decision. Not sure where to start? Just contact me (Kyle) at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d be happy to talk to you about doing new business research.