If your company has progressed beyond the start up phase, you are likely wrestling with challenges such as expanding into new markets, refining your strategy, and building a management team.  Executives running a business at ANY stage face with management issues.  Here are tools for finding answers:

Adapt to Industry & Competitive Developments

1. Have alerts on industry trends and news updates based on YOUR custom profile delivered automatically to your iPhone or Android device or email.  Contact me (jdivor@bcls.lib.nj.us) for assistance in setting up your alert

  • EBSCO Business Source Elite:: Trade and professional magazines and  business journals covering industries, marketing, management and more.
  • EBSCO Regional Business News:  Regional business publications serving all US metropolitan and rural markets.  Great for locating information on small private businesses or niche industries.

2. Frost & Sullivan: Up-to-the-minute, in-depth, global research coverage of major industries.

3. Business & Company Resource Center: Access to industry analyses, company profiles & histories, rankings, investment reports and news.

Build a Team

1. NJ Guide for Employer & Workforce Issues

2. Employment & Labor Law sites:

3. US Bureau of Labor Statistics -- Data, Tables & Calculators:  Access "most requested" statistics, complete data files, or use tables to create your own statistical reports.  Examples of data sets: Employment; Earnings; Unemployment Statistics; Consumer Price Index; Producer Price Index; Consumer Expenditure Survey; Employer Cost for Employee Compensation.

4. NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Up-to-date information about New Jersey's workers, wages, jobs and careers, employment and industries, trends and projections, economy and demographics, and more.

5. Burlington County Workforce Investment Board

Find Funding & Locations for Expansion

Manage & Lead

  • Small Business Resource Center :  Find knowledge on all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, marketing, human resources, accounting and taxes
  • Entrepreneurship.org:   Created by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this site is designed to help build entrepreneurial economies

Refine Core Strategy:

1. Rethink your company’s core strategy to determine how to sustain competitiveness by increasing sales, improving market share, and finding new markets. 

  • The Business of Innovation video series:  CNBC and the world's top business leaders deliver the ultimate playbook for driving innovation. In this breakthrough 5-part series you will receive strategies to increase profitability in a competitive global environment.
    • The Human Element (46:34)
    • Innovate or Die (46:31)
    • Redefining Innovation (46:28)
    • The Responsibility Revolution (46.28)
    • The Execution Plan (46:27)

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