Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information(Business Reference Services, Library of Congress) A Selection from: A Guide to Finding Business Information at the Library of Congress This 4th edition of The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information, while thoroughly updated to focus on titles published in the last five years, builds strongly on the excellent foundation provided by Business Reference Specialist, Robert Jackson, who compiled the the 3rd Edition, which in turn was based on an original guide prepared under the aegis of the Library of Congress Business Enrichment Advisory Team (BEAT). Thus, while maintaining the basic outline of the guide, most of the content within those sections has been updated to reflect new editions, if available, or to highlight recently published titles on those topics. Where tables of contents and publishers' descriptions are available, we have included links to this additional information. For additional information about this guide, please consult the Introduction. If you have any further questions, please Ask A Librarian.
2014 Top 100 Animation School Programs in the U.S. Did You Know.....The Art Institutes offer degree programs in animation, graphic design, game art & design, game programing and others at dozens of campuses across the US. Learn more about the Art Institute campus near you. Our 2014 list of the Top 100 Animation School Programs in the US. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here. 1. Strategic Management The Strategic Planning ProcessAn overview of the strategic planning process including mission statement, environmental scan, strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business Vision and Mission StatementUses a framework proposed by Collins and Porras to describe three components of business vision including core values, core purpose, and visionary goals. Hierarchical Levels of StrategyDescribes the role of strategy at the corporate level, business unit level, and functional or department level of the firm. PEST AnalysisHow a PEST analysis fits into the environmental scan.
Schools with Motion Graphics Programs: How to Choose Programs in motion graphics, also known as motion graphic design, instruct students in media, visual design and computer animation with the goal of preparing them for visual, graphic-related career opportunities. In general, these programs are technologically progressive and heavily computer-based, and some have faculty who are themselves professionals in the field. How to Select a Motion Graphics Program
Statistics for Specific Industries A great deal of data about specific industries is collected by federal government agencies. This information can be valuable when developing your business plan, refining your business strategy and managing your business over time. For information on the standards used to classify industries and businesses, visit the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS Codes) website. Select the topic of interest below to jump to that section on this page. Agriculture Agriculture Economic Research Service
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American Time Use Survey Home Page The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing. In 2015, 38% of workers in management do some work from home on days they work In 2015, 38 percent of workers in management, business, and financial operations occupations, and 35 percent of workers in professional and related occupations, did some or all of their work from home on days they worked. Workers in other occupations were less likely to work from home. HTML | PDF | RSS In 2013-14, 47% of the 40.4 million eldercare providers in the U.S. work full time
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