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Networking better: Preparation counts

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by Amber De Angelis in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library
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This is part 1 of a series on networking better.

Why is networking important? Well, it’s an opportunity to meet new people and to find new resources. When most people thing of networking they think of LinkedIn. That’s only part of the story.

Do your research!

Remember these words: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

By researching the event beforehand, one can make an effective attack plan. Maybe you want new clients or maybe you just want to connect with former colleagues to catch up. Keeping your goals in the back of your mind will help you focus and maximize your limited time with these influential people.

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New Books at Kirstein

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

More new books have arrived,

so please check them out.

Supplier Discovery with Thomas Register

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


Looking for a way to find a manufacturer or distributor of any given product? 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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New Books at Kirstein

Posted on June 12th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books keep coming in,

so please check them out.

SBA Business Plans

Posted on June 7th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library


Are you looking to start a business and in need of a business plan?  Try the Small Business Administration’s Build Your Business Plan wizard.  Once you’ve completed the free registration, you’ll be guided through every step of the business plan building process. Completed plans can be downloaded into pdf format.

In depth assistance with each section of the business plan:

  • Cover Page
  • Executive Summary
  • Company Description
  • Market Research
  • Product/Service Line
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Financial Projections

  redcheckFor additional content check out the SBA’s: Small Business Learning Center  for access to online training cources and videos.