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ENTR 450 Entrepreneurship: Management and Strategy: Getting Started

This is a course guide for the Entrepreneurship capstone course. While this guide contains many good places to start, it is not a comprehensive list. Please consult a librarian for further recommendations.

Research 101

As you begin your research, ask yourself:

  • What do you already know?
  • What do you NEED to know?
  • Do you need to identify companies and competitors?
  • Do you need to understand an industry?
  • Do you need background information on a product or service?
  • What specific terms and/or phrases are unique to the industry?

Think about "who cares" enough to compile, analyze and publish data on a particular business topic. Library databases contain articles from trade publications, peer-reviewed contents, analyst reports, and other value-added or vetted information. In addition, consider the following sources:
 

  • Trade associations
  • Government agencies at the Federal, State and Local levels
  • Market research firms/consulting firms
  • Local media

Why Use This Guide?

This guide includes resources for doing research in entrepreneurship classes, especially ENTR 450: Foundations of Entrepreneurship.

Use the tabs to navigate through the guide.
 

Business Librarians

Marianne Hageman (St. Paul)
mdhageman@stthomas.edu
651-962-5404

John Heintz (Mpls. & St. Paul)
jpheintz@stthomas.edu
651-962-4646

Andrea Koeppe (Mpls.)
andrea.koeppe@stthomas.edu
651-962-4647

During the COVID-19 Outbreak we will be working from home, but we are still available for research questions and consultations. You can email us to get in touch!

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Research consultations

Professional reference service is available via phone, e-mail, and in-person at both the St. Paul and Minnepolis campus libraries. While walk-in service is often available, we recommend that you make an appointment for lengthy consultations or tutorials. Contact one of the business librarians for an appointment.