Researching Your Business Idea:
Wichita State's Albah Library offers a wealth of resources, such as market and industry reports, at no cost to students.
Entrepreneurship Research Guide: Specifically designed to guide new business owners through their available resources.
Kauffman Foundation: Includes access to insights, research, and articles on entrepreneurship.
Market Research: IBIS World provides industry reports. Just look up your industry and read about size, growth, and trends.
Look up news articles regarding your industry and competitors.
Read reviews for your direct competitors to get an idea of what you can do that your competitors do not.
Wichita State University's Ablah Library is the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in Kansas. Visit the library guide for intellectual property resources at http://libresources.wichita.edu/patents/trademarks/copyright. Contact Sara Butts if you have general questions about intellectual property or if you would like assistance with a patent or trademark search. You can reach Sara at (316)978-5017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The library also offers several workshops about intellectual property and business topics in the Entrepreneurship Research Series of workshops. To see a full schedule of workshops, visit http://libresources.wichita.edu/ers.
Writing a Winning Business Plan:
Meghann Kuhlmann, the WSU Business Liaison Librarian, has offered to assist teams with their business plans. She is open to answering questions as well as meeting with teams individually to help them identify the best information for their business plans. If you would like to take this opportunity, contact Meghann at email@example.com or at (316) 978-5075.
Launch Your Business:
Pitch to Investors:
Get Legal and Tax Help:
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