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Building & Running a Successful Research Business
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Building & Running a Successful Research Business, 2nd Edition
A Guide for the Independent Information Professional
By Mary Ellen Bates | Foreword by Amelia Kassel

About the Author

Mary Ellen Bates is the owner of Bates Information Services, Inc., nownear its third decade of operation. She helps her clients make better strategic decisions, providing business research and analysis to business professionals and info pros. She also conducts webinars, workshops, and seminars for information professionals. The aspect of her business she enjoys the most is strategic business coaching for fellow info-entrepreneurs (www.BatesInfo.com/coaching). Prior to starting her own business in 1991, she worked in corporate and law libraries for 15 years. She received her master’s in library and information science from the University of California at Berkeley and has been an online researcher since the late 1970s.  She is the author of five other books: Super Searchers Cover the World (Information Today, 2001), Mining for Gold on the Internet (McGraw-Hill, 2000), Researching Online for Dummies, 2nd edition, co-authored with Reva Basch (IDG Books Worldwide, 2000), Super Searchers Do Business (Information Today, 1999), and The Online Deskbook (Information Today, 1996). She writes for EContent, ONLINE, and Searcher and is the contributing editor of The Information Advisor. She is a frequent keynote speaker and has given presentations at information industry conferences around the world. She is a two-time past president and now a supporting member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) and is active in the Special Libraries Association (SLA).

She received AIIP's first annual Sue Rugge Memorial Award, created to recognize an AIIP member who, through mentoring, has significantly helped others establish their businesses. She also received the 2002 Professional Award from SLA and was named member of the year by the Communications Division and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of SLA.

Mary Ellen lives outside Boulder, Colorado, with her beloved partner and their two dogs.

You can find her at:

web :: www.BatesInfo.com
blog :: www.LibrarianofFortune.com

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