Top 10 Business Sites

Karen Blakeman on March 7th, 2013

Yesterday, I was in Manchester leading a workshop on search techniques and business information. As well as looking at sources of information we went through some advanced search techniques, so the the top tips that the participants suggested at the end are an interesting mix of business sites and search commands. 1. DomainTools If you […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 25th, 2012

Here are the Top Tips for business information compiled by the participants of my latest business information workshop held on November 15th, 2012 in London. The set of slides that was the starting point for the workshop can be found on authorSTREAM at Zanran A search tool for  identifying charts, graphs and tables of data […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2011

The University of the West of England (UWE) hosted the UKeiG 8th September workshop on business information. The list of participants included people from academic libraries, public libraries, the legal sector and freelance researchers. The day got off to an interesting start with one of the participants telling me that a colleague of theirs thought […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 5th, 2010

October 27th saw me back in Wales running another business information workshop. This built on the session I ran in July (see Top Business Search Tips at We looked at more advanced search techniques for business research with an emphasis on industry/market sectors and covering both official data, market research and what can be […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 10th, 2010

At the end of July I was in mid Wales running a workshop on business information. There was a good mix of experience and backgrounds amongst the participants and plenty of time for people to try out ‘stuff’ and share tips with each other. At the end of the day they came up with a […]

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Here are the Top 10 tips from the Business and Internet Search workshop I ran for a group at Manchester Public Library on 26th March. They are the tips that the participants themselves suggested at the end of the day. 1. Site search This one crops up again and again, but so many people have […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 1st, 2008

Yes, I’m sorry, this is another Top !0 list from one of my workshops – a full day in-house session on Business Research. This time around  made a return to the list at number 4 after a long absence, three of Alacra sites are at number 2 (nominated by participants as “All the Alacra […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 11th, 2008

Yes, it’s another Business Information workshop Top Tips. This one was a rerun of the UKeiG event held on 2nd April, 2008. The participant mix was half private, half public sector. At the end of the day they were asked to come with a list of top sites and search tips. Between them, those attending […]

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Karen Blakeman on April 4th, 2008

Twenty-one enthusiastic researchers attended UKeiG’s Business Information workshop on April 2nd in London. They came from a wide range of sectors and types of organisation, and when asked to compile their Top 10 tips they came up with 15! Here they are, in no particular order of importance: 1. FITA Import Export Business and International […]

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Karen Blakeman on November 13th, 2007

Another workshop – another top resources listing. This time it was Business Information Key Web Resources organised by TFPL and held on 31st October 2007. The list, which is compiled by participants at the end of the workshop, is usually limited to 10 but this time they came up with 16! As well as specific […]

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