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Starting or Growing your own Business

BEGIN HERE!

Explore your library’s collection of books, databases, recommended websites and listings of upcoming events for entrepreneurs in the Business and Career Center.


GETTING STARTED:

Check out these books

Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship
Bygave, William 658.022 P

One Minute Entrepreneur: the secret to creating and sustaining a successful business
Blanchard, Kenneth 658.11 B

Retire, and start your own business
Sargent, Dennis 658.11 S

Wow! I’m in business: a crash course in business basics.
Stim, Richard 658.11 S

Start your own business and hire yourself: insider tips for successful self-employment
Caplan, Suzanne 658.114 C

Making money from home
Partow, Donna 658.041 P

Running a side business: how to create a second income
Stim, Ruchard 658.421 S

Complete Idiot’s guide to low-cost startups
Reid, Gail 658.11 R.


GETTING STARTED:

Check out these websites

Brandon Library
We subscribe to Reference USA, a business and consumer research database with information on more than 14 million businesses and 120 million U.S. households.

Business and Company Resource Center Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The US Small Business Administration provides programs and services to help you start, build and grow a business.

Oakland County Economic Development
Oakland County Business Center and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center provide
training, counseling, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative
technology companies.

SCORE
Retired business executive volunteers share their expertise with entrepreneurs


WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

How to write a business plan
McKeever, Mike 658.152 M

Business plans that work
Magos, Alice  658.401 B

Free Sample Business Plans
Free sample business plans


FINANCES

Accounting for non-accountants
Label, W 657 L

Financing your business made easy
Alterowitz, Ralph 658.152 A

QuickBooks 2010 quicksteps
Barich, Thomas 657.904 B

Business loans from family and friends: how to make it legal and make it work
Advani, Asheesh 658.152 A

Understanding financial statements
Gill, James 657.3 G


LEGAL ISSUES

American Bar Association legal guide for small business
346.73 A

Deduct it! Lower your small business taxes
Fishman, Stephen 343.73 F

How to start a business in Michigan
Haman, Edward 346.774 H

Legal guide for starting and running a small business
Steingold, Fred 346.73 S

Save your small business: 10 crucial strategies to survive hard times or close down and move on
Warner, Ralph 658.401 W

Small business start-up kit
Pakroo, Peri 346.73 P

Turn your hobby into a business the right way: tax and legal tips to avoid IRS problems
Cohan, John 658.041 C

Findlaw Small Business Topics
Find legal information on all small business topics

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Search for and file patents, trademarks and register copyright


MARKETING:

Million dollar website: simple steps to help you com-pete with the big boys - even on a small business budget.
Culwell, Lori 658.872 C

YouTube and video marketing: an hour a day
Jarboe, Greg 658.872 J

Guerrilla marketing: easy and inexpensive strategies for making big profits from your small business
Levinson, Jay 658.8 L

Web marketing for dummies
Zimmerman, Jan 658.872 Z

Zen of social media marketing: an easier way to build credibility, generate buzz and increase revenue
Kabani, Sharma 658.872 K

Startup Nation: Small Business Marketing
Podcasts, tips and techniques on marketing


MANAGING:

Everything human resources management book
Waldrop, Sharon 658.3 W

Manager’s guide to HR
Muller, Max 658.3 M

Wall Street Journal essential guide to management
Murray, Alan 658 M


PERIODICALS:

  • Inc.
  • Business Week
  • Entrepreneur
  • Home Business Magazine
  • Information Week
  • Automotive News
  • Barron’s
  • Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Investor’s Business Daily
  • Wall Street Journal

REFERENCE RESOURCES:

Business Forms on File Facts on File, Inc.
2009 Ref 651.29 B

How to set up your own small business American Institute of Small Business
Ref 658.022 S v. 1-2

Michigan Business Directory American Directory Pub Co
2008-2009 Ref 338.097 M v. 1-2

Small Business Sourcebook; the entrepreneur’s resource Gale Research Co
24th edition Ref 658.022 S v. 1-2

Standard and Poor’s Industry Surveys