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Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs
Call Number: HG 4028 .B2 B422 2008
Available at Downcity Library
Call Number: Ref HG 4751 .L43 2006
Available at Downcity Library. Must use in Library.
Mastering the VC Game (venture capital)
Call Number: HG 4751 .B875 2010
Available at Downcity Library.
Small Business Accounting Simplified
Call Number: HF 5636 .S58 2010
Available at Downcity Library. Includes disc.
Articles & Databases
Business Insights: Global
Provides company profiles and full-text articles on thousands of companies, public and private. Also includes industry profiles.
The resources below will assist you in researching how to obtain financing for your business venture. You can also obtain full-text articles which are constantly updated.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Company profiles, SWOT analyses (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) where available, industry profiles, stocks & investment info., management-related articles, Harvard Business Review case studies and streaming videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.
Emerald Management 120
Management-related articles in various fields including Accounting, Education, Food Science, Hospitality & Tourism, Library Services & Information Management, Marketing, Nutrition, and Professional Development. CHECK-OFF "Only content I have access to" for full-text articles and book chapters.
General Business File ASAP (Gale)
Selective, full-text business and management-related articles. This is a subset of the larger database Business & Company Resource Center.
Full-text articles from over 6,000 newspapers/magazines, national and international. Updated daily. Best source for up-to-date business news.
Other Useful Resources
From Buzzle.com. Practical information about different aspects of financing a business.
From the National SBDC Information Center Clearinghouse. Provides practical advice for a variety of business finance-related issues: buying/selling a business, sources of capital, grants, insurance and more. One of the best sites of its kind.
Financing: Where to Find It
From Inc.com. Links to the following resources for financing a business: angel investors, venture capital, government programs, private equity financing, bank loans, microloans, srategic partners, direct public offers. Practical information from one of the best magazines for entrepreneurs.
Getting Financing for Your Business
From the Business Owner's Toolkit. Discusses equity financing, debt financing, government assistance. Excellent; thorough and user friendly.
How to Do a Breakeven Analysis
From About.com. Discusses how to determine the "breakeven" point for a business, the vital factor in determining pricing. Also includes "Suggested Readings", "Related Articles".
Managing Your Business Finance
From the Business Owner's Toolkit. Discusses the basics of business finance, including credit/collections, bookkeeping, cash flow, major purchases/projects and more. Excellent; thorough and user-friendly.
Startup Business Financing
From About.com. Concise but useful discussion of various types of financing for startups. Also links to "Suggested Readings", "Related Articles".
State Resources for Small Business Grants
From About.com. "Links to economic development agency Web sites of each state". Also links to other financing resources for a state (if available). Great place to begin research.