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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

4th Edition

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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 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

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 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.

Steingold, Fred S. ed. The legal guide for starting & running a small business. Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo National. 1992-
LC Call Number: KF1659 .L44
LC Catalog Record: 2006222972
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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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