15 June 2008 News Releases

ProQuest Develops Revolutionary Web Resource for Business Creation and Growth with ProQuest Entrepreneurship

ProQuest is solving entrepreneurship challenges with the launch of ProQuest Entrepreneurship, the first centralized digital access point to discovery and advisory tools specific to the needs of entrepreneurship.

"Scholars researching entrepreneurial studies and practicing entrepreneurs need more than just information - they need practical tools for starting and growing successful businesses. ProQuest Entrepreneurship combines both in one convenient portal," said Todd Fegan, ProQuest vice president of publishing. "ProQuest Entrepreneurship offers a truly unprecedented solution for those looking to start their own business or those supporting the study and practice of entrepreneurship."

Launching in July 2008, ProQuest Entrepreneurship will include information and tools in multiple formats including:

  • Video clips with advice from successful entrepreneurs
  • Comprehensive startup toolkits including templates, and how to books
  • Fresh research from thousands of scholarly resources
  • Data and market research for assessing new products and ideas
  • Teaching resources - including business cases - for Entrepreneurship courses 


ProQuest Entrepreneurship includes content from top providers of entrepreneurial information such as eClipsNet, John Wiley & Sons ("For Dummies" book series), Biz Miner, New Strategist, Vator Inc., Direct Marketing Association, Snapshots, Hoovers and many other company, market and industry reports, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Social Science Research Network (SSRN),  and many University-generated publications, guides, teaching resources, and dissertations from Brigham Young University, University of San Francisco, HEC Montreal, University of Zagreb, Babson,  & others.  A full set of publications from well-known publishers such as  Emerald Publishing, Springer, Palgrave, Mansueto (Inc and Fast Company), and Business Week, are also included.  ProQuest Entrepreneurship truly represents a step forward in product innovation with the addition of new format types (Video, Word, Excel), as well as a new interface intended to surface the most sought after information quickly.  A special search form will aid in finding market and industry reports and data.

ProQuest representatives will be available for demos of ProQuest Entrepreneurship at the Special Libraries Conference in Seattle.  For further information on ProQuest Entrepreneurship please visit www.proquest.com.


About ProQuest
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research, discovery, and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the expertise of such respected brands as Chadwyck-Healey™, UMI®, SIRS®, and eLibrary®. With Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker® part of the ProQuest brand family, the company supports the breadth of the information community with innovative discovery solutions that power the business of books and the best in research experience.

More than a content provider or aggregator, ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. Through innovative, user-centered discovery technology, ProQuest offers billions of pages of global content that includes historical newspapers, dissertations, and uniquely relevant resources for researchers of any age and sophistication—including content not likely to be digitized by others. Inspired by its customers and their end users, ProQuest is working toward a future that blends information accessibility with community to further enhance learning and encourage lifelong enrichment.

For more information, visit www.proquest.com or the ProQuest parent company website, <www.cig.com.