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Financial Services

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Introducing the Virtual Book Shelf!

The Financial Advisor's Success Manual: How to Structure and Grow Your Financial Services Practice

By David I. Leo and Craig Cmiel

"Do you want to become a million-dollar financial advisor, boost client satisfaction, and dramatically expand your business? The Financial Advisor's Success Manual provides all the answers and strategies you need to do just that. Complete with proven techniques, expert insights, and practical tips to maximize your profitability, this one-stop guide will show you how to break the cycle of moderate growth by teaching you how to:• Develop a differentiation strategy• Define and implement your six core client-facing processes• Balance the cost of services with the value delivered• Enhance client loyalty• Perfect your personal marketing and sales approach• And more! You didn't start your financial services firm with a goal of modest gains. So don't settle for that! By implementing the methodologies and strategies in this manual, you can grow your business beyond your wildest expectations--all the while serving your clients better."

 

Innovation in Financial Services: A Dual Ambiguity

By Anne-Laure Mention and Marko Torkkeli

"This book gathers together some of the most up-to-date thinking in the growing field of innovation in services and more particularly, in financial services. It explores the peculiarities of innovation in financial services firms and surrounding market players, discusses the open nature of the innovation process, and analyses its success factors and its interplay with strategy and performance. This book provides topical insights on the challenges facing the financial industry, such as the convergence with other sectors, and the increasing regulatory burden. By combining multidisciplinary approaches and by selecting a number of cutting-edge research models, theories, empirical findings and practitioners' insights, it offers unique, contemporary and multidimensional perspectives on innovation for a sector of paramount importance for the running of economies around the world."

Stepping in to the LIbrary's Collections

If you somehow missed the MEGA search box (Search the Library Collections), don't worry.

ProTip: Everything begins here: library.centennialcollege.ca

 

It's time to activate Plan B, and open up the E-Resources tab.

If you think of the Internet as a pile, the library, on the other hand, is a collection.  We specialize in collecting quality resources for student success.  The E-Resources tab is your gateway to selecting and entering the name of the resource(s) you need. 

There are several points of entry into the collections: Search Keywords box, A-Z list, Media Type filter, and the School List filter.

ProTip: The Search Keywords box allows you to search for a collection, a resource.  It is not designed to search within the collection.

 

Once you select a collection (Business Source Complete, for example) you are almost ready to work!

Not sure what's inside a collection (database)?  Before opening the database, each collection comes with a short description of what you can expect to find. For example:

Business Source Complete

Full text business scholarly journals, magazines, country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.  Includes full text of the Harvard Business Review, and Datamonitor country, company, and industry reports.

 

Working off-campus, you may be asked to login.  Simple: just use your myCentennial login credentials.

Next box...

Short cut to Company/Industry/MarketArea/Demographics Info

If you are looking for information sources describing company data, industry information, and market area facts, there is a guide just for you!

Business Analysis: information sources

Article Bounty Hunting

Because many of our journals and magazines are collected together in aggregated databases, adding and mixing several titles and publishers, searching is usually a matter of entering words and phrases that describe your topic, at least in the beginning.

(Begin here, just to get the hang of it!)

 

You can explore the magic of these selected collections:

Business Source Complete

ABI/INFORM Collection

CBCA Complete

Sage Premier

ScienceDirect College Edition

Business Insights Global

LexisNexis Academic

Academic Search Premier

Research Library

Title Searching For You!

From time to time, a professor, here and there, may recommend a favorite journal or magazine, suggesting a title that is perfect for your research report!  With over 150 discrete collections within our online library, how will you ever find it?

The short answer is to summon the magazine/journal searching tool, with the obvious name: Full Text Journals.  This tool, located on the library's homepage, below the Library Guides link, directly links to individual magazines/journals within our collection, no matter which database(s) it resides in.

Try it, and see for yourself.

Example: MIT Sloan Management Review... shows up in few places, including here!

 

You may want to practice with a few of these titles!

Finance and Financial Services

Applied Economics

Financial Services Review

Journal of Banking & Finance

Journal of Financial Economics

Journal of Financial Services Marketing

Journal of Financial Services Research

Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting

Into the Research Weeds and Lilies!

The purpose of this guide is to provide a "toe-dip" into the library's collections as they pertain to Financial Services students.  If you want to drop deeper into the bottomless pit of research, check out these other two guides:

Fundamentals of Business & Business 119

Business 733/333

While these guides are "for" these courses, their real purpose is to open up the library to students in new ways, covering journal and magazine discovery and evaluation, search strategies, along with navigating the streamed audio-visual experiences, and giving a little head-space to APA.

Weaving straw into gold!

Get involved!

Come out swinging!

Career Info

Looking for:

►career exploration resources

►resume and cover letter advice

►interviewing tips

►career search guidance...

Check out my Career Info for Students: keeping ahead of the competition! (guide)

And don't forget: Careers for New Canadians: get in the game!

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