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Super Searchers Make It on Their Own: Top Independent Information Professionals Share Their Secrets for Starting and Running a Research Business / Edition 1

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Overview

Offering the advice, insights, experiences, and encouragement would-be Internet entrepreneurs need to establish a successful independent research business, this book provides an insider's view of Internet businesses and their unique services. Eleven entrepreneurial super searchers representing a broad range of topic specialties and business focuses are interviewed. Also discussed are the details for getting started, developing a niche, finding clients, doing the research, networking with peers, and staying well informed about Web resources and technologies.

Author Biography: Suzanne Sabroski is principal of Sabroski & Associates, a firm providing general research and writing support to business professionals. She has written for Searcher magazine and has worked as a corporate librarian. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Sabroski, who worked as a corporate librarian before joining the growing ranks of independent information professionals (a term she prefers to "information broker"), presents interviews with 11 other IIPs on finding a niche, attracting clients, networking with peers, and keeping up with Internet resources. A supporting Web site is available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910965590
  • Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Super Searchers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,312,795
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
Business Research for Business Professionals 11
Aviation Expert 37
Healthcare Industry Monitoring 55
Intellectual Property and Patents 77
The Craft of Public Records 99
Civic Entrepreneur 125
Serving Corporate Libraries 159
Canadian Business Information 183
Value-Added Research 203
Search Engine Analyst 227
Online Information Expert 253
Appendix Referenced Sites and Sources 279
About the Author 301
About the Editor 302
Index 303
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