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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.
Courses to Learn about Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Delaware
"The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is host to an interdisciplinary program in entrepreneurship.
Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and all programs involve experiential learning with the cooperation of our numerous business partners and supporting organizations."
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 Courses at MIT FREE
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.
Junior Achievement of Delaware
"Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace."
My Own Business Institute at Santa Clara University FREE
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.
Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner FREE
"A free collection of over 1600 videos and podcasts, featuring lectures by today's Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders."
Venture for America - PAID Internships
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.
Workshops SCORE Delaware Chapter
Learn from the experts with Delaware SCORE’s small business training workshops.
You’ll find instructor-led training offered locally or online. You can also find interactive courses to help you learn new business strategies.