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Category Archives: Internet Resources

Income Inequality & the Wage Gap

Posted on November 14th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

By many measures, Boston is a city on the move.  Restaurants, luxury condos and new developments are popping up across the city.  For many, life is good, but it may be surprising to learn that according to Family Assets Count, 17% of Boston households live in poverty and 46% don’t have 3 months of savings to live above the poverty level.

This fall, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Vice Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Cities of Opportunity Task Force, launched the Office of Financial Empowerment to Address Poverty and Income Inequality for the city of Boston.

Local organizations such as the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Jewish Vocational Services  have partnered with the city to combat poverty and find ways to empower the financially vulnerable in our community.

See the links below to learn more about these organizations and to discover library resources, city demographic data, reading lists and reports on this important topic. Read more »

Supplier Discovery with Thomas Register

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library

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Looking for a way to find a manufacturer or distributor of any given product?  ThomasNet.com is a free and convenient resource that offers listing information for over 700,000 commercial and industrial suppliers.

Screening Options:

  • Search by Product/Service Category, Company Name, or Brand Name
  • Add Supplier Qualifications such as Manufacturer or Distributor
  • Add Geographic Location Information
  • Add Minority Ownership or Woman Ownership if desired

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Killer Presentations

Posted on May 21st, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Internet Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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Let’s face it. Making a power PowerPoint and reciting the slides just doesn’t cut it. Depending on the presenter or the venue the audience will have a hard time becoming engaged. And some presentations might not translate well when uploaded to the web or viewed on a mobile device. Luckily, there are some software packages and some resources on the web that can help you be a better presenter.

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Trends in Mutual Fund Investing

Posted on February 27th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Internet Resources
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According to the Investment Company Institute’s official survey of the mutual fund industry, the combined assets of the nation’s mutual funds decreased by $215.2 billion, or 1.4 percent, to $14.800 trillion in January. To learn more, check out their:

 

A new year, A new beginning…

Posted on January 9th, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Internet Resources
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It’s a new year! It’s the perfect time to pick up good habits or learn something new. Actually, any time is a good time to do those, you just need the right tools and the drive to do it.  Luckily for you, the Boston Public Library and the web have some great resources to help you kick off your new year right.

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