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Federal Funding/Programs

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Washington, Office of Management and Budget, for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Office, 1991-
LC Call Number: HC110.P63U53a
LC Catalog Record: 73600118
The catalog is also available online as a searchable database with links to online versions of the print catalog.

Frey, Robert S. Successful proposal strategies for small businesses: using knowledge management to win government, private-sector, and international contracts. 6th ed. Boston : Artech House, [2012]
LC Call Number: HG177.5.U6 F74 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012455040
Table of Contents External Link [PDF format: 114 KB/11 p.]

Green, Charles H. The SBA loan book. 3rd ed. Avon, Mass.: Adams Media, 2010.
LC Catalog Record: 2010038809

Financing Small Business Enterprises: Sources of Information

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Includes the following chapters:
Strategies to borrow money for the business -- Loan programs offered by the SBA -- Choosing the best loan guaranty option to fund the business -- Understanding business lending -- Putting a deal together -- Compiling a winning loan proposal -- Explaining the worst circumstances -- Increasing the chances of loan approval -- Completing the transaction -- Getting the loan funded : the closing process -- Other issues you need to consider -- What to do if the lender says no.

Larsen, Maureen D., ed. Small Business Administration loan programs. New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2011.
LC Call Number: HG3729.U5 S56 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2011004274

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."-- Provided by publisher.

SBIR/STTR Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer

"The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs."--from the website. Department of Health and Human Services

Search for grants from more than 1,000 different grant programs across all federal agencies.

Loans and Grants U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Provides information on small business loan programs and other ways SBA helps small businesses grow; on preparing loan applications; on government grants some businesses might be eligible for.

Loans and Grants Search Tool U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Identify federal, state or local government financing programs available for starting or expanding a small business.

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State Funding

Small Business Sourcebook: the Entrepreneur's Resource, ed. Carol A. Schwartz. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 30th ed. 2013. 2 v.
LC Call Number: HD2346.U5S66
LC Catalog Record: 85644758

Volume 2 of this publication contains a section, "State Listings," which gives on a state-by-state basis information on various types of assistance to small businesses including financing and loan programs, minority business assistance programs, incubators, and legislative assistance.

Small Business Resource Magazine External Link

Provides information on local regulations, government loans, training and assistance, and business advocacy by state.

Directory of Small Business Providers by State/Possession

The directory compiled and maintained by the Business Reference Services of the Library of Congress provides contact information and brief descriptions of the programs of selected federal, state, and local government agencies and their affiliates, as well as think tanks and trade associations. It also includes contact information for the lead Small Business Development Center in each state.

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Bank Loans

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

Frey, Robert S. Successful proposal strategies for small businesses : using knowledge management to win government, private-sector, and international contracts. Sixth Edition Boston : Artech House, [2012]
LC Call Number: HG177.5.U6 F74 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012455040

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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Venture Capital

Bloomfield, Stephen. Venture Capital Funding: A Practical Guide to Raising Finance. Philadelphia: Kogan Page. c2008. 244p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .B58 2008
LC Catalog Record:2008011176
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Access to Capital: Where we've been, where we're going. Center for Women's Business Research. Washington, DC: c2005. 33p.
LC Call Number: HD2358.5.U6 A34 2005
LC Catalog Record: 2007277171

Clarysse, Bart, Juan B. Roure and Tom Schamp. Entrepreneurship and the Financial Community: Starting up and Growing New Businesses. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar. c2007. 200p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .E584 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2006017827
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Cohan, Peter S. Hungry Start-up Strategy: New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. c2012.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .C6353 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012032895

Cummings, Douglas. Venture Capital: Investment Strategies, Structures and Policies. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. c2010. 592p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .V472 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2009050966

Dermot, Berkery. Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur. New York: McGraw-Hill. c2008. 288p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .B468 2008
LC Catalog Record: 2007008993
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Draper, William H. III. The startup game : inside the partnership between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. 1st ed. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
LC Call Number: HG172.D73 A3 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010025518
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Feld, Brad and Jason Mendelson. Venture deals : be smarter than your lawyer and venture capitalist. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .F45 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012554112
Description and table of contents on the author's web page.External Link

Kotler, Philip. Attracting Investors: A Marketing Approach to Finding Funds for your Business. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. c2004. 246p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .K68 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004008610
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Lane, Andrew M. and Nicole P. Mifflin. Venture Capital and Angel Investing. New York: Nova Science Publishers. c2011. 88p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.6 .V46 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2011008488

Meyer, Marc H. Entrepreneurship: An Innovator's Guide to Startups and Corporate Ventures. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. c2011. 444p.
LC Call Number: HB615 .M49 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010028213

Ochtel, Robert T. Business Planning, Business Plans, and Venture Funding: A Definitive Reference Guide for Start-Up Companies. California: Carlsbad Technology Group. c2009. 218p.
LC Call Number: HD30.28 .O235 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2008909540

Peterson, Ronald. When Venture Capitalists Say No: Creative Financing Strategies and Resources. Glen Echo, MD: Comanche Press MD. c2003. 264p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .P476 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2007295040

Ryan, Peter K. How Venture Capital Works. New York: Rosen Pub, 2013. 80p.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .R93 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2011045416

Timmons, Jeffry A. How to Raise Capital: Techniques and Strategies for Financing and Valuing your Small Business. New York: McGraw-Hill. c2005. 245p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.7 .T55 2005
LC Catalog Record: 2003026015
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Tollington, Joseph F. ed. The role of corporate venture capital in innovation. New York : Nova Science Publisher's, c2010.
LC Call Number: HG4751 .R65 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010012293
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Nonprofit Organizations

Bell, Jeanne, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. c2010. 191p.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .B45 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010026640

Bowman, Woods. Finance Fundamentals for Nonprofits: Building Capacity and Sustainability. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. c2011. 212p.
LC Call Number: HG4027.65 .B69 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2011014328

Goettler, Jim. The Everything Nonprofit Toolkit: The All-in-one Resource for Establishing a Nonprofit that will Grow, Thrive, and Succeed. Avon, MA.: Adams Media. c2012. 334p
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .G635 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2011279742

Leroux Miller, Kivi. The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for your Good Cause. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. c2010. 228p.
LC Call Number: HF5415 .L474 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010003894

McLeish, Barry. Successful Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations: Winning in the Age of the Elusive Donor. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. c2011. 256p.
LC Call Number: HF5415 .M3825 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010024727

Neff, David J. The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley. c2011. 256p.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .N44 2011
LC Catalog Record: 2010052155

Scott, Lyn. From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization. Boston: Course Technology Cengage Learning. c2013. 316p.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .S377 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012930795

Wolf, Thomas. Managing a Nonprofit Organization: Updated Twenty-First-Century Edition. New York: Free Press. c2012. 386p.
LC Call Number: HD62.6 .W649 2012
LC Catalog Record: 2012001416
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Funding Targeted to Specific Groups

Jeffery, Yvonne and Sherri Linsenbach. The Everything Home-Based Business Book: Start and Run your Own Money-Making Venture. Avon, MA: Adams Media. c2006. 302p.
LC Call Number: HD62.38 .S28
LC Catalog Record: 2006005204
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Lee, Dante. Black Business Secrets: 500 Tips, Strategies, and Resources for the African American Entrepreneur. New York: Smiley Books. c2010. 291p.
LC Call Number: HB615 .L43 2010
LC Catalog Record: 2010933583

Partow, Donna. Making Money from Home: How to Run a Successful Home-Based Business. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers. c2010. 257p.
LC Call Number: HD62.38 .P37
LC Catalog Record: 2009050041

Sheperd, Heather Lee. 101 Businesses you can Start with Less than One Thousand Dollars: For Retirees. Ocala, FL.: Atlantic Pub. Group. c2007. 288p.
LC Call Number: HD62.5 .S533 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2007029645
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Sherman, Aliza and Danielle Elliott Smith. Mom, Incorporated: A Guide to Business + Baby. Portland: Sellers Publishing, Inc. c2011. 192p.
LC Call Number: HD6072.5 .S54
LC Catalog Record: 2011922417

Sweeney, Susan and Kara Sweeney. 101 Internet Businesses you can Start from Home: How to Choose and Build your Own Successful Internet Business. Gulf Breeze, FL: Maximum Press. c2011. 354p.
LC Call Number: HD62.38 .S94
LC Catalog Record: 2010030469

Wilmerding, Ginny. Smart Women and Small Business: How to make the Leap from Corporate Careers to the Right Small Enterprise. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons. c2006. 281p.
LC Call Number: HD6072.6.U5 W55 2006
LC Catalog Record: 2006011037
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Minority Business Development Agency

"MBDA an agency in the US Department of Commerce helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of large, medium and small businesses owned and operated by members of the minority and Diaspora communities."

Contracting Support for Small Businesses: Women-Owned Small Businesses
U.S. Small Business Administration

Contracting Support for Small Businesses: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
U.S. Small Business Administration

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