Super Searchers Make It On Their Own: Top Independent Information Professionals Share Their Secrets for Starting and Running a Research Business (Super Searchers Series)
||Author: Suzanne Sabroski, Reva Basch|
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Publisher: Cyberage Books (June, 2002)
Sales Rank: 39,219
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
This book covers eleven information professionals who started their own business and succeeded. Each chapter is dedicated to one person, sporting his or her picture, a short bio, their email address and their URL. The chapters are written in a casual, interview style which is makes it a highly interesting read.
These individuals were asked about their background and how they became interested in the field they are working in. The logistics of starting their own business and the pitfalls were discussed, along with specific questions that pertained to their expertise.
Here are the fields that are covered:
Healthcare Industry Monitoring
Intellectual Property and Patents
Canadian Business Information
On-line Information Gathering
I'll admit that I jumped to the chapter of Lynn Peterson: The Craft of Public Records, as it pertained to my own interests. She began doing background checks on prospective nannies. Today, she has assignments in the legal and corporate fields as well as with private individuals. Her story was inspiring and informative.
The Appendix offers some good sources and websites for research, books, and print media. I'd recommend this book for anyone who is interested in starting their own research business.
Rating: 5 out of 5
How researchers can make a business out of their pursuits
Super Searchers Make It On Their Own joins others in the Informaton Today "Super Searchers" series, continuing the process of interviewing top researchers and discovering how they do business. Here the searchers are running their own research businesses, developing niches, locating clients, and networking. Super Searchers Make It On Their Ownn is an intriguing, practical guide on the industry of research and how researchers can make a business out of their pursuits.
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