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Awe, Susan C. The entrepreneur's information sourcebook : charting the path to small business success. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2006. 245 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .A96 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2005036162
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Barringer, Bruce R. Preparing effective business plans : an entrepreneurial approach. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009. 265 p.
LC Call Number: HD30.28 .B36837 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2007271098
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Blanchard, Ken, Don Hutson, with Ethan Willis. The one minute entrepreneur : the secret to creating and sustaining a successful business. 1st edition. New York : Currency Doubleday, 2008. 139 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .B56 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2007040540
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Dollinger, Marc J. Entrepreneurship : strategies and resources. 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2003.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .D65 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2001056124

Examines current theories and practices of entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information

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Finch, Brian. How to write a business plan. 3rd edition. London Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2010. 173 p.
LC Call Number: HD30.28 .F562 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009035456
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Fitzgerald, Kathie. Crafting a business : making money doing what you love. New York : Hearst Books, 2010. 216 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .F5343 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009034917

Profiles a wide-ranging group of innovative female entrepreneurs. Their varied experiences illustrate what one should (and shouldn't) do: entrepreneurial basics are clearly presented with advice on creating a smart business plan, and information-filled sidebars give facts and figures on starting and running a company.

Gale Research. Business plans handbook : a compilation of actual business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Gale Research, Inc., c1995 - present
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .B865
LC Catalog Record: 96640794

A collection of 24 actual business plans (with the company names and addresses removed) prepared by businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries seeking funding. The work also includes a list of organizations, agencies and consultants, as well as a glossary and bibliographical references. Also available as a subscription database product as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Harper, Stephen C. The McGraw-Hill guide to starting your own business : a step-by-step blueprint for the first-time entrepreneur. 2nd edition. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2003. 253 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .H3734 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2002154295
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Six of the chapters are devoted to preparing a business plan.

Lesonsky, Rieva and Maria Anton-Conley. Ultimate book of franchises : from the franchise experts at Entrepreneur magazine. 2nd edition. Irvine, Calif. : Entrepreneur Press, 2007. 614 p.
LC Call Number: HF5429.23 .L47 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007007440
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Nolo's Legal Encyclopedia: Small Business
http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/business-llcs-corporations/ External Link

This encyclopedia offers information on LLCs and corporations, small business financing, record keeping, accounting, and taxes -- everything you need to start and run a smart, successful small business.

Starting and Managing a Business, U.S. Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business

This part of the SBA web site offers guidance on how to:
  • Write a business plan
  • Find a mentor
  • Buy a business
  • Buy a franchise
  • Chose a business structure
  • Protect ideas
  • Get licenses and permits
  • Make decisions, lead employees, market and sell, etc.

Startup Library
http://www.marsdd.com/mars-library/ External Link

This web site was created by MaRS Market Intelligence an Ontario company so it tends to have slightly more Canadian focus. However, there is quite a bit to interest to those starting a business in the United States. It includes resources for all areas of starting a business including business models, finding U.S. (and Canadian) market data, finding competitors, etc. It does have a high focus for those interested in starting a technology company.

Strauss, Steven D. The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business. 2nd edition. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2008. 526 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .S875 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008012277
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Toolkit Media Group. Start, run & grow a successful small business. 6th edition. Riverwoods, : Toolkit Media Group/Wolters Kluwer, 2008. 742 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .S778 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008277448

Tyson, Eric and Jim Schell. Small business for dummies. 3rd edition. Indianapolis, IN : Wiley Pub., Inc., 2008. 410 p.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .T97 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008920772
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