This Day in Business History: Facebook Is Founded

Feb 4, 2004: Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg and co-founders Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launch Facebook.  By December 2004, 1M people were using Facebook.  The social media network now has 1.49 billion daily active users on Facebook on average for September 2018.       Becoming Facebook : the 10 challenges that…

Become a Pitchbook Pro: Pitchbook Launches New Learning Courses and Workshop

Pitchbook, the go-to database for VC and PE deals, has just launched Pitchbook Pioneer, its new learning platform. Currently, you have access to a Pitchbook 101 course, a wealth of training documentation, and live and recorded training workshops. More courses and a professional certification series will be coming soon. Accessing Pitchbook Pioneer Log into Pitchbook…

Career Advice for Entrepreneurs: Recent eBooks Added to GBL’s Overdrive Collection

            The Goizueta Business Library recently added two new ebooks to its Overdrive collection – both of which will be of interest for entrepreneurs, in fact all business students, looking to change their career paths. The titles are Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (2004) and Making Transitions: Making the…

Business Research Database Blog Series: BCC Research Reports

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep. What Will You Find? BCC Research Reports include multi-industry market research, covering topics from healthcare, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, plasticis, consumer, finance, VC, startups, and more….

Business Research Database Blog Series: Foundation Directory

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep. What Will You Find? Foundation Directory  helps answer the question “Who is giving money to non-profits, and how much?” IT does this by providing…

Business Research Database Blog Series: GuideStar

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep. What Will You Find? GuideStar  helps answer the question “How are nonprofits spending their money?” It provides financial and organizational data for over 1.8M…

EMIS Market Research Reports: New Filtering Options for a Better Search Experience

The EMIS database has long been our go to resource for substantive market research reports. Its collection of vendors and reports is ideal for locating important insights and data about global and country-specific industry market size, market share, market segmentation, and key companies. Over the winter break EMIS updated its search options, making it much…

Advertising Insights is now Vivvix

If you use Kantar’s Advertising Insights to research U.S. advertising expenditures for companies and brands by channel (internet, TV, magazine, newspaper, radio, outdoor), this database is now rebranded as Vivvix. Vivvix has also been called Strategy and Ad$pender over the years, so update your bookmarks accordingly! The good news is, the interface is very similar…

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, André Michelin!

January 16, 1853: André Michelin, founder of Michelin Tire Company, is born in Paris. Michelin took over his family’s failing farm equipment company, which manufactured rubber parts such as belts and valves, in 1886. A few years later, he was approached by a cyclist who was having trouble with his tires. At that time, bicycle…