Recent (Nov 2016) factoids noted in the press:
In November 2013, evidence demonstrated a huge increase in entrepreneurship in Latin America
Each subject guide will offer many insights and sources of information but the following ones will serve you well.
There are many conferences and competitions where new innovators and entrepreneurs can meet and learn from those more experienced.
Just a few trackings of trends from different perceptions:
In order to determine how many potential customers there may be for a product, having appropriate and relevant data about that population segment is critical. Census information is collected in numerous ways by federal governments, specific agencies and other forms of data are also valuable such as the number of recorded patients who suffer from a disease, or different conditions. Many marketing reports and databases summarize market shares and assessments, such as BCC Research, IBIS World, Plunkett Research Online, etc.
Recommended Published Sources, Journals, Videos, Podcasts and Social Media on Entrepreneurship & Engineering:
The SBA (Small Business Association) asks:
Is Entrepreneurship For You?
Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule and making a living doing something you enjoy. But, becoming a successful entrepreneur requires thorough planning, creativity and hard work.
Consider whether you have the following characteristics and skills commonly associated with successful entrepreneurs:
There are many new books being released on entrepreneurship all the time. Some are in print and others are eBooks. The majority of recent releases are eBooks. Check Library Search, under Library Catalog for books under Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Creativity. You can sort the output by most recent (date) or by relevance to your search term. Most of the print books will be found at Langson Library in the HD 30 section on the 3rd floor.
Any database will introduce you to articles, conference proceedings, technical reports in the subject field covered. General Science & Engineering databases include: