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STARTING A BUSINESS: A Pathfinder


This pathfinder will serve as an introduction to the resources available at the Combined Arms Research Library on STARTING A BUSINESS. This is not a comprehensive listing of sources, please check the subject headings or reference librarian for more resources.


BOOKS

A good starting point for advice. Why reinvent the wheel when an author can share his expertise with you? Search the CARL Online Catalog for books under the Subject Alphabetical search. The following subject headings will provide recent titles:

  • Business planning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Home-based businesses
  • New business enterprises
  • Small business

Notice these headings will also have sub-headings of more specific topics which may be useful, such as:

  • New business enterprises — Planning

Some helpful titles include:

  • Start up: an entrepreneur's guide to launching and managing (658.022 S876s)
  • Business Planning: a Comprehensive Framework and Process (658.4012 T866b 2002)
  • Anatomy of a Business Plan: a Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Smart (658.4012 P658a 1999)
  • Entrepreneuring: the ten commandments (658.421B821e)
  • Entrepreneur's Desk Reference (658.022 A648e 2003)

REFERENCE BOOKS

The following reference titles will help you conduct market research, find statistics, and more

  • County and City Data Book (Ref 317.3 C855)
  • County Business Patterns: Kansas (Ref 338.09781 C855)
  • County Business Patterns: Missouri (Ref 338.09778 C855)
  • Franchise Opportunities Handbook (Ref 381.1302573 F816)
  • Kansas Business Directory (Ref index table)
  • Sourcebook of Zip Code Demographics (Ref 317.3 S7242)
  • Starting and Operating a Business in Kansas (Ref 658.022 J52s)
  • Successful Business Plans (Ref 658.4012 A161s)
  • Industrial Outlook (Ref 338.0973 U571)

INTERNET

These sites have a variety of information and help available on them.


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