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Apple made the headlines recently with the release of the new iPhone 5 and its patent battles with Samsung. The intricacies of the mobile phone industry can be difficult to follow with so many players on the stage.
But we have to the tools to help you here at the Kirstein Business Library. Business Insights: Essentials provides industry insights and statistics to help you with your questions.
Some key feature include:
Market share reports
Relevant news articles
Customizable charts and graphs
and so much more!
You can use this tool remotely so you can stay home as the weather gets colder. Use your library card to log in and explore Business Insights: Essentials.
Click here to begin research or check out Apple and Samsung’s company profiles.
Looking for a broker? Make sure you check FINRA first. FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, has a tool to help you with your due diligence. It’s called BrokerCheck. This database contains background information on about 1.3 million FINRA registered brokers and 17,400 FINRA registered brokerage firms.
Use BrokerCheck to find out if your broker or investment adviser representative is licensed in your state to conduct business.
Find out if they have been sanctioned by securities regulators for violations of investment-related regulations or statutes.
Check for customer disputes and disciplinary actions.
Last week the Kirstein Business Library gave a series of trainings highlighting our new career resource, Career Transitions.
Career Transitions is a database designed to help you make the most of your job searching and career exploration efforts. If you are looking to change professions, Career Transitions can help you identify your career interests, match your current or previous work experience to new careers, browse career paths, and find detailed information about career requirements and duties. You can also search for schools and programs in your area. Career Transitions also has resources to help you search (and organize your search) for jobs and internships and tools to help you write a resume and cover letter. Once you have secured a job interview, return to Career Transitions for tips & advice and an interview simulation practice.