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Parrish - Entrepreneurship

A guide for entrepreneurship information including business plans, small business portals, statistics, and articles.

Welcome

Welcome to the ENTR 200 Resource page

This site provides information to support your work in ENTR 200. Browse the topics below for links to relevant resources and databases.

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Demographic Resources


Researching Companies (News)


Competitors & Suppliers


Financing Sites


Industry Analysis Resources 


Resources for Market Research


Consumer Spending Habits 


Location, Location, Location


Books on Consumer Spending Habits


Citing Source in APA

 

Reports

Author. (Publication Date). Title of report. Name of source. Available/retrieved from URL.

Examples: 

  1. Mintel Market Research Report
    Mintel. (2016). Convenience store foodservice - US - March 2016. Available from http://www.mintel.com/
  2. Bizminer Industry Report
    Bizminer. (2016). Industry market research - All US - Department stores (except discount department stores. Available from http://www.bizminer.com/

Graph, Chart, or Table Retrieved Online

Author. (Publication Date). Title of graph, chart, or table [type of figure]. Title of website. Available/Retrieved from URL

  1. American Fact Finder Data
    United States Census Bureau. (2016). Annual survey of manufactures: Geographic area statistics: Statistics for all manufacturing by state: 2014, 2013, and 2012 [table]. American factfinder. Available from: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2014_31AS101&prodType=table

U.S. Patent

Author. (Publication Date). U.S. Patent No. Washington, DC: U.S.

Example:

Willams, D. (2005). U.S. patent No. 6,885,550. Washington, DC: U.S.

News and Articles

Author. (Publication Date). Title of article. Journal title, Volume(issue), page numbers. Available/Retrieved from URL/Document URL

Examples:

  1. News article
    ​Parker-Pope, T. (2007). The myth of convenience: Why instant foods don't save time. The wall street journal, D.1. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.lib.purdue.edu/docview/399022270?accountid=13360 
  2. Trade Publication Article
    Merli, R. (1999). Shoppers like convenience of frozen breakfast foods. Frozen food age, 48(4), 24. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/ezproxy.lib.purdue.edu/docview/216720706?accountid=13360