Small Business and Entrepreneurship
This subject guide provides information for small business owners and other entrepreneurs.
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Small Business and Entrepreneurship Books
Links to Research Databases
Entrepreneurship includes worldwide publications and multimedia useful to educators, researchers, students, and members of the business community. Content ranges from the scholarly -- including journals, dissertations, working papers, and conference proceedings -- to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans, and tips from successful entrepreneurs.
Plunkett Research Online provides in-depth information on many industries. Market research and trends analysis, industry statistics and charts, profiles of industry-leading companies (public and private), and industry associations and organizations are included within each Industry Center.
Safari Business Books includes hundreds of business books you can read online. You can search the collection by subject, and the search results will direct you to books which include sections on your topic. Finance, human resources, management, and marketing are some of the specific areas covered.
Small Business Resource Center provides information that covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, and more. It includes hundreds of sample business plans.
Links to Recommended Websites
The Kansas City Chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Commerce Department's International Trade Administration (ITA) have formed a new public-private partnership focused on leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.
"The Full Employment Council, Inc. is the premiere one-stop destination for job seekers and employers in the Greater Kansas City area. We offer training and services to help job seekers find a career, and effective hiring solutions for businesses."
"Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life."
KCSourceLink's mission is to help small businesses in the 18-county Kansas City region - from Warrensburg to Topeka, from St. Joseph to Osawatomie - grow and succeed.