Hudson Inventors Club Members and Guests,
We are very excited with our March meeting this Thursday: Sourcing for the Invention with the Hudson Library Database Lab. Whether sourcing a part for NASA’s deep space program, a mobile app for your next Kickstarter idea or exotic woven metal fabric for a lounge chair you should attend. Jodie DeLamatre the Reference & Archives Librarian at the Burton D. Morgan Center For Entrepreneurship Research will show the power of databases to find the goods. Space is limited to 15 guests so please register today to secure your spot.
Premium Databases at Hudson Library
Updated daily, Barron’s Online, the subscription-based online version of America’s premier financial weekly magazine, combines exclusive online articles with analysis, and statistics.
Biznar is a free, publicly available business search site. Using state-of-the-art federated search technology from Deep Web Technologies, Biznar accelerates your search by returning the most relevant results from across the World Wide Web, including blogs, wikis, mainstream searches and deep web sources to one, easily navigable page. Each search is done in real-time, searching the sources you select as if you were entering the search term on each individual website yourself. Duplicates are removed, the results weighed for relevance and then ranked according to how closely it matches your search word or phrase. Clicking on any of the results will take you directly to the source website where you can view your information directly
Business Leader Profiles for Students:
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.
Business Plans Handbook:
Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. Typical business plans include type of business; statement of purpose; executive summary; business/industry description; market; product and production; management/personnel; and financial specifics.
Business Source Premier:
Provides full text for more than 3,650 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Business Stages for Entrepreneurship. Business Stages for Entrepreneurs is a free online information resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them grow.
Directory of Women Owned Businesses:
Crain’s Cleveland Business has created this directory to help raise the profile of women doing business in Northeast Ohio. The directory is a tool for individuals and companies that are looking to do business with women-owned companies, and will be a resource for women-owned businesses that want to support each other. To browse the directory, click on the particular category or county you wish to search by.
Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute:
A resource devoted to better understanding America’s small business owners. It combines ground-breaking research the Institute commissions with the expertise of people within the Guardian Life family who have deep experience in the small business community, to yield deeper knowledge, insights and wisdom about small business owners and the businesses they build. Collectively, America’s small businesses account for 50 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and 44 percent of the nation’s payroll. The Institute resides within The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a corporation with a vast national small business customer base. For nearly 150 years, Guardian has provided individual protection and employee benefits solutions to America’s small business owners.
Hill Library Special Issues Index:
The Hill Library Special Issues Index is a one-of-a-kind collection of industry overviews, company rankings, and more from hundreds of websites and industry and trade journals. Browse the Special Issues Index by subject or journal, or keyword search across report citations. Individual articles can be ordered via the Hill Document Delivery service. The Special Issues Index was selected as one of the Best Free Reference Web Sites of 2010 by the American Library Association.
The Hoover’s Online database provides access to in-depth company profiles for more than 40,000 companies, public and private, worldwide, as well as to financial information, news, and industry information. This database is an excellent starting point for company research.
Morningstar Investment Research features detailed, independent information on more than 20,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. In addition, library patrons have access to an online, interactive Investing Classroom, featuring hundreds of courses covering every aspect of stock and fund investing and portfolio building. Short quizzes, training seminars, and interactive investing courses teach you critical investing lessons and techniques you can immediately apply what you learn to your own portfolio.
ProQuest Entrepreneurship provides unprecedented access to a wide array of resources and tools for starting your own business or supporting the study and practice of entrepreneurship. The database offers a vast collection of content types together in one product: business journal articles (updated weekly), video clips, market research, start-up plans, templates and forms, business cases, working papers, conference proceedings, and full text dissertations. The interface for ProQuest Entrepreneurship was designed for entrepreneurs wanting quick access to the latest information on business topics and quick links to the most highly sought information, regardless of their research experience.Remote access provided, 24-hours a day.
Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses, 1 million Canadian businesses, 120 million U.S. households, 11 million Canadian residents, and 683,000 U.S. health care providers. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month to discuss topics related to invention and innovation.
We usually have a guest speaker from the world of inventing or a related field. Meetings are 90 minutes long from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. All meetings are held at the Hudson Library in Hudson, Ohio. After meetings, we always go to Luchitas, a friendly bar and restaurant across the street. For those unfamiliar with Hudson, the library is in the shopping area on the north side of Route 303, west of downtown Hudson, between Main Street and the railroad underpass. It’s a large, brick building at the west side of the shopping area.
The club mission is ”To help inventors and entrepreneurs network and share information about inventing, developing a business, fostering creativity, commercializing products, and increasing their business skills.”
A typical club meeting follows a timetable similar to the one below:
7:00pm – 7:30pm | Registration, refreshments & networking.
7:30pm – 7:45pm | News from Craig Miloscia, Chairperson of Club.
7:45pm – 8:15pm | Guest speaker followed by question and answers.
8:15pm – 8:30pm | Club members are invited to speak.
2013 Meeting Schedule:
April – Inventor Round Table with Ron Rich and Andrew Spriegel of TuffGlidz
May – Store Buyer Workshop with Jo Ann Fabrics
June – Inventor Round Table with Justin Crowe of Dizbe
July – Independence Day
August – Crowd Funding Your Invention with Craig Miloscia of Optic Lingo
September – Inventor Round Table
Club Breaking News:
Hope to see you there,
- Craig Miloscia
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43 East Market Street, Suite 203
Akron, Ohio 44308 USA
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