This Day in Business History: America’s First Five and Dime Store Opens

February 22, 1878: The first F.W. Woolworth store was opened by Frank Winfield Woolworth on February 22, 1878 in Utica, NY. Marketed as “Woolworth’s Great Five Cent Store” it had a less than stellar beginning and the store soon closed. Frank brought his brother, Charles Sumner Woolworth, into the business and the next store, located…

GBL Shorts: Minute Interview with Associate Dean Corey Dortch (Evening MBA)

Welcome to our series: GBL Shorts – Minute Interviews! We asked folks in the GBS Community to answer one very important question: “What is your favorite business book and why?”  Corey Dortch, Associate Dean of the Evening MBA Program at Goizueta, highlights a title that teaches readers how to become a great member of a…

This Day in Business History: Warby Parker is Founded

February 15, 2010: February is an auspicious month for the company Warby Parker. In February 2008, 4 MBA students at the Wharton School of Business started developing their business plan to start an online eyewear company.  According to Neil Blumenthal, one of the students (the others are Dave Gilboa, Andy Hunt, and Jeff Raider), the…

This Day in Business History: St. Valentine’s Day Becomes Big Business

February 14, 1913: Hall Bros. of Kansas City, MO (later known as Hallmark) offers its first valentine postcards. Two years later, a fire would destroy all of their inventory, forcing them to buy printing equipment to start mass producing their own valentine cards in 1916. No one knows the exact origins of the holiday, but it’s predecessors…

Pitchbook: A Powerful Platform for Investment and Entrepreneurial Ventures

Pitchbook is a financial database focused on private capital markets, including venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions. Use Pitchbook to understand new investment strategies, benchmark fund performance, map company ecosystems, and more. You can run targeted searches, research emerging technologies, create data visualizations, and generate comps on private and public companies, investors, deals, mergers…

Business Research Resources: Where to Turn When You are Not a GBS Business Student

Are you…  writing a business plan or preparing for a pitch? researching a company and its competitors for an interview or class project? curious about specific industries, such as markets, trends, and financial performance? looking for articles or books about enhancing your leadership skills or team effectiveness?  identifying global business statistics, such as country indicators or…

Become a Google Power User

Learn how to take control of Google, to craft thoughtful, smart searches that will help to cut through all of the usual Google “noise” – and yield more credible, targeted content. Did you know that you can: Search for keywords in specific URLs? Include relevant synonyms in your search statement? Limited returned results to a…

Business Research Database Blog Series: AtoZdatabases

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. AtoZdatabases      What You Will Find AtoZdatabases enables you to build target lists from 30 million U.S. business records using criteria including geography, industry, revenue,…

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…

GlobalData’s new Job Analytics Dashboard

GlobalData’s Job Analytics dashboard, currently in beta, offers a great way to track macro industry job posting trends. Data collected includes active jobs by seniority, geography, job description key words, industry themes, key hiring companies and more.  This global perspective of hiring trends can be helpful when exploring industries where hiring is expanding or contracting. Additionally,…