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S&P Capital IQ: Save time with an Excel template!

Published July 31, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

I'm sure that many of you have already registered your personal account in our newest financial database: S&P Capital IQ. [...]

And if you've registered, then you've probably started exploring the web interface to see what sorts of data you can find and export... and you might have even watched some of these videos to be sure you are getting the most out of the database...

But have you installed the Excel Add-in part of the database yet?  

Screen capture showing the top navigation bar of the Excel Plug-in for CapIQ, with the Templates button circled in red.

<Read on to learn about time-saving, reputation-enhancing templates!>

 

In a rush to learn S&P Capital IQ? Watch some videos!

Published July 27, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

For those who missed it, we introduced a powerful new database earlier this week: S&P Capital IQ! 

In the initial announcement I promised there would be follow-up blog posts highlighting CapIQ's features and functions. I certainly do plan to write such posts later this summer, but I thought I'd start with a note about S&P's support & training videos since so many people are now scrambling to learn the database.

<Read on for links to training videos!>

 

Trending today... Cannabis business resources

Published July 26, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

There's an old saying that "twice is a coincidence, but three times is a trend."  In the last half hour I've spotted three new cannabis/marijuana business related resources in our collection, tipping us over into trend territory.

Image of a cannabis leaf with dollar signs interspersed between the leavesSuch a trend toward information on the business aspect of marijuana isn't really a surprise: with legalization just around the corner, businesses have been scrambling for months (if not years) to line up a good starting position.  The people who produce the reports, data, and ebooks needed to support new businesses have also been scrambling to fill this new niche.

If you are among those who are looking into this new market (academically or entrepreneurially), check out these new resources available through the SFU Library: 

<Click here for the resources!>

Trampoline 1 of 12: Introduction

Published April 18, 2018 by Mark Bodnar

Line drawing of a person jumping on a trampolineThis next series of posts is aimed at the current participants in our RADIUS Trampoline Business Model Validation Program, but the information will be useful to anyone who is in the early stages of a project involving secondary market research. 

Even if you aren't researching the same topics as the Trampoliners, you might benefit from working through the steps and strategies covered in these posts.  

<Click here to start the series!>

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