USEFUL BUSINESS WEBSITES
The Indiana Business Research Center is an extensive resource for data and analysis of economic and demographic information needed by business, government and nonprofit organizations in Indiana and throughout the nation.
Some of the most requested services:
Benchmarking local and regional economies
Business retention and expansion studies
Census 2000 custom aggregations or research
Customized data aggregations
Economic impact studies
GIS and mapping
Government efficiency analysis
Population and workforce analytics
Targeted industry and cluster analysis
Training — Building databases, using census data, research and more
If you have particular research needs or questions, you may contact the Center:
Indiana Business Research Center
812.855.5507 or 317.274.2979
The Last Chance Millionaire: It’s Not Too Late to Become Wealthy
Douglas R. Andrew
If you're nearing retirement and are worried that you don't have enough saved, this financial planning guide for baby boomers outlines non-traditional options for securing a financially solvent retirement--regardless of age, income, or current assets. According to financial adviser Douglas Andrew, many age-old beliefs about saving money are out of date, but he's got three "miracles of wealth accumulation" he'd like to share so that you, too, can be comfortable in retirement.
The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co.
William D. Cohan
Founded in 1848 as a dry-goods business in New Orleans, Lazard Frères is now a giant among Wall Street firms (in 2006, BusinessWeek called Lazard the "granddaddy of M&A"). Author William Cohan, himself a former high-level Wall Street banker, explores the mysterious and secretive world of this profitable investment firm and in so doing presents a compelling portrait of the company, biographies of its most influential men, and "an exciting insider's account of Wall Street infighting" (Publishers Weekly).
Guerrilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business
Jay Conrad Levinson
If you've got something to promote but don't have a huge budget, chances are you're going to turn to guerrilla marketing tactics whether you know it or not. To learn more about using low-budget, unconventional promotional activities, you might want to turn to this expanded and updated edition of the revolutionary marketing classic by Jay Levinson. The many topics it covers include identifying the fastest growing markets, discussing recession strategies, and describing modern consumers. There are even new sections on Internet marketing, the use of new technologies, and cultivating repeat and referral business.
See more information about the Lake County (IN) Public Library & its services to business at http://www.lakeco.lib.in.us/businesslines.htm