The goal of the center is to spur economic development in the Mahoning Valley. To achieve this goal, the center concentrates its efforts in three major areas. The primary goal of the center is the development of entrepreneurship initiatives and programs, both undergraduate and graduate, within the WCBA. The center has developed a "Certificate of Entrepreneurship" and a minor in entrepreneurship that assists students of all majors across the YSU campus with transforming marketable ideas into start-up businesses and emerging entrepreneurial ventures. A secondary focus is to communicate the entrepreneurship theme throughout the region. This is accomplished by hosting entrepreneurship events for the regional business community as well as for students in grades 6-12.
In the United States, there are two primary numbering systems used to identify industries. Because several of the databases allow you to search by these codes, locating the relevant code can be very useful when researching an industry.
NAICS: North American Industrial Classification System
Newer of the two systems and is gradually being established as the standard classification system for industries in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It is revised every five years.
SIC: Standard Industrial Classification
Older of the two systems. SIC numbers are gradually being phased out, but are still used in databases and some print sources. SIC codes have been traditionally used for U.S. industries.
Visit The YSU Writing Center on the lower level of Maag Library for help with writing papers and citing sources. The resources listed below will also help you with citation format:
♦ Citing Business Sources (Maag Library Guide)
♦ MLA: Business Citations* (Handout)
♦ MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition
REF LB2369 .G53 2009 - Ask at Reference Desk
♦ Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
READY REF BF76.7 .P83 2010 - Ask at Reference Desk
*Requires Acrobat Adobe Reader
Entrepreneurship Presentation in Parts:
♦ Industry Codes
♦ Business Research Databases
♦ Business Source Complete
♦ Other EBSCO Databases
♦ LexisNexis Academic
♦ Mergent Online
♦ Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
♦ Reference USA
♦ Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
♦ Business Insights Global
♦ D&B Million Dollar Database / First Research
♦ Demographics Now
♦ Web Statistics & Demographics Sources
♦ Maag Journal Finder: Specific Sources