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Trend spotting

  Use Google Trends to see what is being searched for right now and what has been popular.  Try searching "ipod" or "startups".

Where Should Your Business Be Located?

Where Should Your Business Be Located?  Will it be Internet-based?  Will it have a production facility?  Do you want to be near high income earners?  Or perhaps choose a location that has certain demographics? 

Free Patent Resources

Recent patents are a gold mine of ideas.

Where Do I Look For Ideas?  Good Idea

Business article databases & Business information guides

Search for articles in thousands of business publications at the same time.  Limit by date, geographic region, industry, etc.

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