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1 The Role of an Academic Library in Developing an Entrepreneurial Community Ka-Neng Au Rutgers University Libraries CUMU 13 th Annual Conference 21 October 2007

2 NJ Small Business Development Centers Eleven Regional Centers, including one on the Rutgers-Newark campus Offer management consulting and business training to entrepreneurs Sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission, and the Rutgers Business School

3 Essex County 2000 Census Population: 793,633 Self-employed: 15, Internal Revenue Service Self-employed: 41, American Community Survey Population: 769,628 (-3%) Self-employed: 17,714 (+12.5%) 2005 Internal Revenue Service Self-employed: 49,425 (+18.5%)

4 City of Newark 2000 Census Population: 273,546 Self-employed: 2, American Community Survey Population: 254,217 (-7%) Self-employed: 3,583 (+32%)

5 Rutgers-Newark One of three campuses in the state Enrollment is at 10,500 Wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs Home of the Rutgers Business School community engagement … is integral to our urban mission – Provost Steve J. Diner

6 John Cotton Dana Library Part of the Rutgers University Libraries Largest business library in New Jersey Three business librarians Supports the research, teaching, and service missions of the campus

7 NJSBDC Business Plan Workshops Offered six times a year The Marketing Plan as one of five sessions Four-hour hands-on workshop in an electronic classroom About 200 participants since April 2003

8 The Marketing Plan

9 Information resources covered Print and online resources, including NJKI databases Statistical data on industries, companies, and the self- employed Selected characteristics of individual companies Demographic and socio-economic data for communities Articles published in business magazines and industry-specific trade journals Tools for starting and marketing a business

10 Individual counseling Business librarians in collaboration with NJSBDC counselors In person By

11 Survey of workshop attendees Survey conducted in Summer respondents (17.5% response rate) Eight were operating a business (38%) Of those, half were members of a local Chamber of Commerce

12 Questions? Ka-Neng Au


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