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This section includes general small business guides which contain chapters or sections on financing new enterprises or raising funds for expansion of existing businesses.


Bygrave, William D. and Andrew Zackarakis. Entrepreneurship 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, c2011.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .B938 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010027088

"Entrepreneurs who need to find the solutions to key challenges will turn to Bygrave. The second edition explores the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship so that they'll have the necessary tools to start their own businesses. It offers new coverage on social enterprises and ethics due to the rise in green trends and corporate scandals. A new chapter has been added on entrepreneurial selling that examines how to sell to multiple stakeholders. New case studies have also been added to several chapters to provide more relevant views. In addition, updated examples and references are included to provide entrepreneurs with the most useful information."-- Provided by publisher.
Includes a chapter Raising Money for Starting and Growing Businesses.

Byrd, Mary Jane and Leon C. Megginson. Small business management : an entrepreneur's guidebook. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .S5943 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012030091
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Cohen, William A. The entrepreneur and small business problem solver. 3rd ed.New York : Wiley, 2006.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .C63 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2005012593
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The legal guide for starting & running a small business. 13th ed. Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo 2013
LC Call Number: KF1659 .L44
LC Catalog Record: 2006222972
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Katz, Jerome A. and Richard P. Green II. Entrepreneurial small business. 4th ed. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Irwin, [2014]
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .K385 2014
LC Catalog Record: 2012043794
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Longenecker, Justin G.... [et al.]. Small business management: launching & growing entrepreneurial ventures. 16th ed. Australia ; Mason, OH : South-Western, Cengage Learning, c2012.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .L66 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011925838
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Mazzarol, Tim and Sophie Reboud. Planning and building a small business. 1st ed. Prahan, Vic. : Tilde Pub., c2012.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .M3845 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012453967

McKeever, Mike. How to write a business plan. 11th ed. Berkeley, CA : Nolo, c2012.
LC Call Number: HD30.28 .M3839 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012021896
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Parks, Steve. Start your business week by week: how to plan and launch your successful business--one step at a time. 2nd ed. Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2013.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .P375 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012044307
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Reuvid, Jonathan. Start up and run your own business : [the essential guide to planning, funding and growing your new enterprise]. 8th ed. London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2011
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .R475 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010045360
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Scarborough, Norman M. Essentials of entrepreneurship and small business management. Boston : Pearson, c2013.
LC Catalog Record: 2012029306
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Small business sourcebook. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., c1983-present
LC Call Number: HD2346.U5 S66
LC Catalog Record: 85644758
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"Small Business Sourcebook covers over 340 specific small business profiles and 99 general small business topics; small business programs and assistance programs in the U.S., its territories, and Canadian provinces; and U.S. federal government agencies and offices specializing in small business issues, programs, and assistance."--Publisher description.

Solovic, Susan Wilson and Ellen R. Kadin. It's your biz : the complete guide to becoming your own boss. New York : American Management Association, c2012.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .S6729 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011017507
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Strauss, Steven D. The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2012.
LC Call Number: HD62.7 .S875 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011042848
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Bloomfield, Stephen. Venture capital funding : a practical guide to raising finance. 2nd ed. London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2008.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .B58 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2008011176
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Frodsham, David and Heinrich Liechtenstein. Getting Between the Balance Sheets : The Four Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Finance. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hamsphire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
LC Call Number: HG4027.6 .F76 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010042411
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Green, Charles. Get financing now: how to navigate through bankers, investors, and alternative sources for the capital your business needs. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2012.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .G737 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011033383
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Lawton, Kevin and Dan Marom. The crowdfunding revolution : how to raise venture capital using social media. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
LC Catalog Record: 2012032759
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Nour, David. The entrepreneur's guide to raising capital. Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2009.
LC Call Number: HG4027.6 .N68 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008047579
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Romans, Andrew. The entrepreneurial bible to venture capital : inside secrets from the leaders in the startup game. New York : McGraw-Hill, [2013]
LC Catalog Record: 2013007861

Steinberg, Don. The Kickstarter handbook : real-life crowdfunding success stories. Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2012.
LC Call Number: HG4027.6 .S73 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012938104
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Strauss, Steven D. Get your business funded : creative methods for getting the money you need. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, c2011.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .S857 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2011002029

"Explore the many options available to get the money you need for your business Whether your business is a new start-up, an established company attempting to grow, or somewhere in between, Get Your Business Funded gives you the full range of options for raising capital in today's challenging economy.Covering everything from bank loans to angel investors to equity financing to more unorthodox methods, this complete guide uses clear, easy-to-understand language to explain each approach. Divided into two sections: "Sources and Funding" and "What You Need to Know" Explains such unorthodox financing sources as peer-to-peer lending, online grants, business plan competitions, and the "friends and family plan" Reveals untapped funding streams available through the government Follows on the success of the author's previous work The Small Business Bible Pick up this reader-friendly guide and discover the many ways you can Get Your Business Funded right now."-- Provided by publisher.

Sturgeon, Ron. Getting to yes with your banker : a practical guide for small business owners, 93 secrets to getting your small business funded plus 76 tips and 51 traps. 1st ed. Lynden, WA : Mike French Pub., 2011.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .S875 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010032447

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Vinturella, John B. and Suzanne M. Erickson. Raising entrepreneurial capital. 2nd ed. London ; Waltham, MA: Elsevier, c2013.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .V56 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012950997
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Young, Thomas Elliott. The everything guide to crowdfunding : learn how to use social media for small-business funding : understand crowd psychology : gain an online presence : create a successful crowdfunding campaign : promote your campaign to reach hidden funding sources. Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, c2013.
LC Call Number: HG4027.6 .Y68 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012285679

"The Everything Guide to Crowdfunding" is a step-by-step handbook to harnessing the power of social media to raise funds. Inside, you'll find real-life case studies and techniques for creating a successful campaign, including: Gaining an online presence; Tapping into the crowd; Understanding the different crowdfunding platforms; Designing a successful campaign plan; Promoting your campaign with social media, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing; Dealing with donors after your campaign ends. Almost 50 percent of crowdfunding ventures fail to get funded. With this guide, you will learn how to be in the 50 percent that succeed. Whatever your dream or business idea, there is no reason it can't become a reality with the power of crowdfunding."--Publisher's description.

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