Helpful Resources

Improving Research Questions…

We have listed some resources, depending on your time frame and staffing capacity, that may help you more clearly define your research needs before working with Eleven Information. We are here to help.

Good places to start

Your local Chamber of Commerce
Local public library or university library

Business and Industry Advice, Mentoring, Tools, and Success Stories

www.itsyourbiz.com: A great resource for information about successfully starting, growing, and managing
entrepreneurial endeavors.Includes videos, blogs, Webisodes, online radio, how-to’s, and more.
www.buzgate.org: Provides information about online small business solutions, knowledge base, networking, and mentoring.
http://nawbo.org: The National Association of Women Business Owners offers information about and for female entrepreneurs.

Funding – Grant Seeking

www.grants.gov: Allows users to search for government grants.
www.foundationcenter.org: The Foundation Center provides information about philanthropy, including data about global grants.

Market Research

www.marketreseach.com: Provides extensive marketing research resources.
www.hooversonline.com: Offers company and industry profiles that allow users to discover trends and build prospect lists.
www.USA.gov: Government mega-site for federal information. This resource covers a large variety of topics.

By using these resources, you can perhaps improve your research questions and start your project. Jim will be glad to help you along the way.