To the unaided eye,
Entrepreneurship seems as if it is the same as management. This
is very much not true. After all, not all Entrepreneurs make good
managers and vice versa. The difference is that Entrepreneurs
look ahead and start things that don't exist yet.
Entrepreneurship as a subject is best known in connection with small
business, but it doesn't have to be small. This guide is for
Entrepreneurship, but the guides for business
, and economics
contain many resources that will be
useful for Entrepreneurship and should be thought of as a part of this
As ever, EBSCO is a great way to do research. It is actually an
aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of different databases
at the same time. For business-related information, one might
want to select these particular ones (to avoid getting irrelevant
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Complete
Regional Business News
Vente et Gestion (business journals in French)
Economia y Negocios (business journals in Spanish)
Hospitality & Tourism Index
Academic Search Complete
This allows you to browse ULM's available journals by name, so you can
know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you want.
- The scholarly journal archive
There are many journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal storage."
You can search by issues and genres, and inside the article text
itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they appear in
print-- and just about as usefully.
LexisNexis has devoted a specific part of its powerful database
interface to Business research (accessible by clicking the
corresponding link on the left of the front-page). Using it will
be extremely useful as it has detailed company information, news,
journals, and more. Also, don't forget the general news or the
Legal Research option.
This resource can produce a lot of things, including very detailed
profiles of companies with codes, numbers, recent stocks, contact
information, summaries of what they are, financial info, competitors,
Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship
"CELCEE acquires information related to entrepreneurship education from
diverse sources, including journal articles, websites, syllabi,
conferences, pamphlets, curriculum guides, government publications,
videos, books, computer software, and more." It can be searched and
browsed, and sometimes links to full text or at least has an abstract.
Family Firm Institute
"The Family Firm Institute is an international professional membership
organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary education and
networking opportunities for family business advisers, consultants,
educators and researchers and to raising public awareness about trends
and developments in the family business field." The site includes
facts and figures, mailing list, Related Links, Family Business Cases,
This is one way to get to newsgroups. There are other ways, like
configuring email programs to do it, but Google Groups is the best for
its search capability and easy interface. It's a big
improvement, because the Usenet has been around since the 1980s, making
it one of the oldest public uses of the internet. There are
oceans of groups to choose from. Misc.entrepreneurs
could be a good place to begin, but there's more to find.
If you liked the magazine to begin with, you might like this too, but
you don't need to be a subscriber to enjoy this website. Being a
magazine, it has the looks and content of a popular magazine
website. Good for news, opinions, current tips, and more.
Formerly called entreworld.org, This site has a glossary, blog,
articles, and more giving advice on how to handle many aspects of
entrepreneurship, like Finance, HR, sales, and much more.
This site offers very detailed contact information on many U.S.
franchises, which includes logos for many that have them.
There are useful links, a discussion forum (AKA a BBS), news, events,
and more. You do not need to be a member of IFA to use it.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
This is related to the U.S. Department of Commerce and as its name
suggests, it was made to promote the growth of businesses owned by
minorities. It provides information on how to start businesses,
get contracts, grants, loans, and more. There is also an FAQ and
This is a rather useful site with sample business plans, marketing
small business, sample contracts and more.
Email discussion groups are a great way to find current information
pertaining to the business of interest to you. This website has
information on a lot of them, and they're free to subscribe to.
This is a Wall Street Journal website made specifically for
Entrepreneurs. It has guides on how to do many things with a
business, from starting it or expanding it. It also has a service
listing businesses and franchises that are for sale. There are
links to other Wall Street Journal websites like CollegeJournal on the
page, so if you liked this site you might like those too.
U.S. Small Business Administration
This rather large site has been created specifically for small business
owners, and the purpose appears to be helping people start and maintain
businesses. One part of this website that is of particular interest is State Economic
, which reports on the condition of small business by
location and by year while being surprisingly easy to browse. Its
Office of Advocacy
has a portion of itself set aside for research
can be useful as it has small business statistics, research, news, and
more. It also serves as a way for small business to be heard
within the federal government.
"...a Veteran Resource Information web site designed to assist veteran
entrepreneurs who want to start and expand their businesses in the
Federal and private marketplace. This site provides up to the minute
information from the Federal Government as it pertains to Service
Disabled and Veteran Owned Small Businesses."
This is not everything,
of course. Also, most of the resources listed here deal with the
practical, although the philosophical certainly isn't unimportant.
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