How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Business Reference | March 20, 2018

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This post offers tips to help you and your employees make the most out of business research, so your company is working smarter and not harder.

Mastering corporate research can be a difficult task. With so much information readily available, it can become easy to get off-track quickly. However, by focusing your efforts and using the right tools, you and your employees can craft a plan that will allow you to find the information that you need without wasting time.

EBSCO Corporate Solutions has compiled a list of tips that will help you to work smarter, not harder – allowing you to conduct necessary and helpful business research in an efficient way. Find our top tips below, or download the free infographic for more information.

By focusing your efforts and using the right tools, you and your employees can craft a plan that will allow you to find the information that you need without wasting time.

Stay Up-To-Date

Reading current news regularly will help you stay in the know when it comes to your industry and competitors, giving you valuable insight into your market. Take time out of each day to track what is occurring in the business world regionally, nationally and internationally through trusted publications such as Associated Press, CNBC, NPR, Reuters and BusinessWire. To get the most out of these assets, subscribe to RSS feeds so that you receive this information directly and never miss a story that could affect your company.

Investigate Your Competitors

Competitive intelligence is a critical component of a successful business. It is important to be able to access company information on competitors and industry leaders easily. Go deeper into your analysis with financial reports, employee records, product information and more.

Use Only the Best

Ensure that you have access to the best information available for your industry. Read leading business journals such as Business Week, Forbes, Fortune and Harvard Business Review. Since some of this content may not be available on the open web, it is valuable for giving your company a leg-up on competitors.

Tie it All Together with Business Source® Corporate Plus

Business Source Corporate Plus offers all of the tools and information you need to efficiently conduct business research. Access business magazines, newspapers, company profiles and much more from one central location.

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