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New and Notable in the Catalog
Crazy Is a Compliment by
Publication Date: 2014-10-02
Rottenberg brings to life iconic entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and EstÃ©e Lauder and reveals how companies like MTV, GE, and Burberry found their best successes by breaking the corporate mold and embracing the entrepreneur mind-set. She also introduces us to some of the one thousand entrepreneurs she’s advised, like Leila Velez, who started a hair-care company in her kitchen sink in Rio that now earns $80 million a year.
The economy of you : discover your inner entrepreneur and recession-proof your life by
Publication Date: 2014
The Economy of You recounts story after story of people who—like Kimberly—are liberating themselves from financial strain. A deli employee who makes custom cakes at night. An instrument repairman who sells voice-overs on his website. A videographer who started a profitable publishing house on the side. Interwoven in the profiles are concrete guidelines for readers looking to launch rewarding businesses of their own
Smart people should build things : how to restore our culture of achievement, build a path for entrepreneurs, and create new jobs in America by
Publication Date: 2014
This self-described "recovering lawyer" and entrepreneur has woven together a compelling narrative of success stories (including his own), offering observations about the flow of talent in the United States, and explaining why current trends are leading to economic distress and cultural decline. He also presents recommendations for both policy makers and job seekers that will make entrepreneurship more realistic and attainable. The country needs teams of committed builders to create value and restore the culture, and Smart People Should Build Things is about how we can get there.
Lean in : women, work, and the will to lead by
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that womens voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In "Lean In, " Sheryl Sandberg examines why womens progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Etsy-preneurship : everything you need to know to turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business by
Publication Date: 2013
Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business. Most Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. Etsy-preneurship helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, administrative tasks, daily operations, legal requirements, business plans, and improving your business skills.
One simple idea for startups and entrepreneurs : live your dreams and create your own profitable company by
Publication Date: 2013
Delivers a proven, straightforward process for starting, growing, and running a business—without the need for an MBA or millions of dollars in funding. As an inventor and successful business owner, Key brings a unique and fully rounded perspective to the subject, teaching you how to:
Develop, test, and protect your idea
Plan and launch your business
Manufacture, package, market, sell, and distribute your product
Manage and grow your business
Prepare for and implement your endgame
Entrepreneurship : starting and operating a small business by
Publication Date: 2013
Demystifies the process of starting a business by presenting difficult economic, financial and business concepts in a manner easily understood by beginning business students. This edition is based on a proven curriculum from the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and includes new case studies, a new Honest Tea Business Plan, and more on topics such as cash flow and e-marketing.
Makers : the new industrial revolution by
Publication Date: 2012
Takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.
E-myth mastery : the seven essential disciplines for building a world class company by
Gerber covers seven essential skills: Leadership, Marketing, Money, Management, Lead Conversion, Lead Generation, Client Fulfillment. Each of these seven skills is presented through a specific training module with corresponding tests and exercises that explain the content and principles to be learned, provide case studies and examples, as well as worksheets for applying those ideas to the business.
Who owns the ice house? : eight life lessons from an unlikely entrepreneur by
Publication Date: 2010
The eight life lessons Taulbert and Schoeniger describe are timeless examples of the power of entrepreneurship to overcome adversity and achieve independence, regardless of one's circumstances. Like the story of our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman, Taulbert's Uncle Cleve started with very little, yet he refused to follow the prescribed path and instead, he chose to follow his dreams.
Tips, Tools and Techniques
Business Owner's Toolkit
Offers more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The site also offers a monthly newsletter, up-to-date news topics, and Ask Alice!, a column that closely follows industry trends and provides trusted advice to inquiring site visitors.
Online version of print publication, information to help start, grow and manage your small business.
Entrepreneurship Courses at MIT
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Entrepreneurship.org features a vast array of content and resources to assist entrepreneurs, business mentors, policy makers, academics and investors through each phase of the entrepreneurial process. The content ranges from resources entrepreneurs need to launch a company to policies and research that has been conducted regarding entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship: A Flexible Route to Economic Independence for People with Disabilities
From the US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, a list of available services and resources.
Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University (IBC), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Harvard Business School Entrepreneurs
A video archive that captures insights from leading members of the school's entrepreneurial community.
"Delivers daily advice, tools, and services, to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully."
Minority Business Development Agency
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the only federal agency dedicated to advancing the establishment and growth of minority-owned firms in the United States. Through a network of minority business centers and strategic partners, MBDA works with minority entrepreneurs who wish to grow their businesses in size, scale and capacity
Offers sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small business.
My Own Business Institute at Santa Clara University
My Own Business, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people succeed in business. The free courses are presented by successful business owners who point out the common, avoidable mistakes.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.
Small Business Administration
"The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam."
Small Business Advice | Business News & Articles | AllBusiness.com
Eesource for small businesses, providing essential tools and resources to start, grow, and manage your business.
"...free service founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs." Includes:Step-by-step advice; Helpful articles;Small business & entrepreneur forums; Local, interest and professional groups; Member-to-member Networking; Expert Blogs; Podcasts; Contests and much more!
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
"The mission of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship is to advance knowledge and foster business development through entrepreneurship education and research."
Venture for America
A program for young, talented grads to spend 2 years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal that these graduates will become socialized and mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward.
Series of articles from Harvard Business School. "Working Knowledge is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking and the opportunity to both influence and use these concepts before they enter mainstream management practice."