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Clément Moliner-Roy '18, in blue, encourages participants in his Changemaker Residency project to combine their interests and strengths to make the world a better place.

Beehive Mountain Equipment founders Andrew Nguyen ’18, left, Margherita Tommasini ’18, and Jonathan Harmor ’18 are creating outdoor products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

The College of the Atlantic students behind Beehive Mountain Equipment is focused on launching their business in Maine while supporting local artists and apiaries.

Nafisa Mohammadi created Mending Walls to export custom embroidered pieces from women in Afghanistan to markets abroad.

Grace Burchard '17, left, and Anita van Dam '18, right, utilize the COA kitchen to process surplus squash from COA Beech Hill Farm as they work to develop ReProduce.

Are you ready to dive into business basics*? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you are studying an industry, exploring a market opportunity, or testing an idea for your own new enterprise, you’ll find tips, links, and guidance here to support your research.

Use the menu on the left to navigate. And don’t forget to start with Thorndike’s general tips on research

*We mostly use the term “business” in this LibGuide but many of the research tools here apply to nonprofits and social entrepreneurship as well.


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