Resources for the Entrepreneur At the Nesmith Library
The Nesmith Library recognizes that there are many successful small businesses in Windham, and that many more are being dreamed about or are on the drawing board. This guide will list resources available in the library and online for those planning to embark on a new business and for those who need assistance with aspects of their established businesses. There are resources on types of small businesses, formulating business plans, financing, handling bookkeeping, how to run particular types of business, and a few titles on well-known figures who have “made it big” to inspire you!
Making the Decision : Which business to choose?
650 BAR Barkemeyer, Erica. 80+ great ideas for making money at home: a guide for the first-time entrepreneur. c1992
658 ALL Allon, Janet. Turn your passion into profits : by Janet Allon and the editors of Victoria magazine. c2001
658 ALT Anthony, Joseph. Kiplinger’s Working for yourself: full time, part time, anytime. 2nd revised edition. c1995
658.02 GER Gerber, Michael E. The E-myth revisited: why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it. c1995.
658.114 APP Applegate, Jane. 201 Great Ideas for your Small Business, revised and updated edition. c2002
658.111 EDW Edwards, Paul and Sarah. Home Businesses You Can Buy. C1997
658.4 PRI 101+ Answers to the Most Frequently asked Questions from Entrepreneurs. c1999
R 658.8 FRA The 2004 Franchise Annual. c2004
658.8 KIN Kinch, John E. Franchising: the Inside Story: How to Start your own Business and Succeed! c1986
Acting on Your Decision: The Business Plan - How do you start?
346.73 COO Cooke, Robert A. Small Business Formation Handbook. c1999
346.744 ONE O’Neill, Julia K. How to Start a Business in Massachusetts: with Forms, 2nd edition. c2000
650 BUS Busse, Erwin. The Business Plan: First Step to Success: a step-by-step approach to preparing a Business Plan for the Small Manufacturer or Retailer. c1989
658.114 FAL 2003 Fallek, Max. How to Set up your own Small Business (2 volumes). c2003
R 658.114 FAL 2003 Fallek, Max. How to Set up your own Small Business (2 volumes). c2005
R 650 SMA Small Business Sourcebook: the Entrepreneur’s resource, 15th edition. c2002
658 ASP Aspatore, Jonathan Reed. Vault Reports Guide to Starting your own Business. c1998
658 SUL Sullivan, Robert. The Small Business Start-Up Guide. c1996
658.02 BRO Bronson, Howard F. Great Idea! Now What? c1995
658.0412 HOM Home-Based Business: a Winning Blueprint. [Videorecording] c1991
658.114 DAY John, Day. Small Business in Tough Times: how to survive and prosper. c1993
658.1 HOW How to Run a Small Business, 7th edition. c1994
658.114 MAN Mancuso, Joseph. How to Start, Finance, and Manage Your Own Small Business. c1993
658.114 SHA Shaw, Lisa Angowski Rogak. Smart Guide to Starting a Small Business. c1999
658.114 TUR Turner, Marcia Layton. The Unofficial Guide to Starting a Small Business. c1999
658.11 HOW How to Start a Business in New Hampshire. c2004
658.11 STA Jenkins, Michael D. Starting and Operating a Business in New Hampshire: A Step-By-Step Guide, 3rd edition. c1997
658.848 AXT Axtell, Roger E. The Do’s and Taboos of International Trade: A Small Business Primer. c1994.
Support for your Adventure: Financing and Resources
332.66 LIS Lister, Kate. Directory of Venture Capital, 2nd edition. c2000
650 ALA Alarid, William M. Money Sources for Small Business: How you can Find Private, State, Federal, and Corporate Financing. c1991
650 ALA Alarid, William M. Free Help From Uncle Sam to Start Your Own Business (Or Expand the One you Have), 5th edition. c2000
650.1 McC McCormack, Mark H. What They Don’t Teach you AT Harvard Business School. c1984
658 HIS Hise, Phaedra. Growing Your Business Online: Small-Business Strategies for Working the World Wide Web. c1996
658 LON Lonier, Terri. Working Solo: The Real Guide to Freedom & Financial Success with Your Own Business. c1994
658.02 HAU Hausman, Carl. The Complete Small-Business Sourcebook: Information, Services, and Experts Every Small and Home-based Business Needs. c1998
658.02 STA Start, Run & Grow a Successful Small Business, 3rd edition. c2000
658.114 SYM Syms, Marcy. Mind Your Own Business: and Keep it in the Family. c1992
658.114 JUD Judson, Bruce. Go it Alone: The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own. c2004
658.15 FAL Fallek, Max. Finding Money for Your Small Business. c2003
658.15 OHA O’Hara, Patrick D. SBA Loans: a Step-By_Step Guide, 2nd edition. c1994
R 658.15 TEN Ten-Tronck’s Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors Directory: the Ultimate Guide to Locate Venture Capitalists & Angel Investors to Start a Business, Buy a Business or Expand an Existing Business! 2nd edition. c2002
658.15 VAN VanOsnabrugge, Mark. Angel Investing: Matching Startup Funds with Startup Companies: the Guide for Entrepreneurs, individual investors, and venture capitalists. c2000
Running Your Business: the day to day action
001.64 LAN Langer, Maria. Quicken 2003: the Official Guide. c2002
332.024 NEL Nelson, Stephen L. Quicken 2005 for Dummies. c2004
330.951 GAR Harvard Business Review on Doing Business in China. c2004
R 650 LAV Lavin, Michael R. Business Information: How to Find It, How to Use It, 2nd edition. c1992
R 650 SMA Small Business Sourcebook: The Entrepreneur’s Resource, 15th.ed. 2 vol. c2002
R 650 SIT Sitarz, Dan. Small Business Legal Forms Simplified with CD-ROM. c2004
R 651 NEW New York Public Library Business Desk Reference: Essential Information for Every Office – At your Fingertips. c1998
657 SIT Sitartz, Dan. Simplified Small Business Accounting. c1995
657 SIT Sitarz, Daniel. Small Business Accounting Simplified. c2002
657.9 NEL Nelson, Stephen L. QuickBooks All-in-one Desk Reference for Dummies, 2nd edition. c2005
658 HOM The Home Office Computing Handbook. c1994
658.15 FLE Fleury, Robert E. The Small Business Survival Guide: How to Manage Your Cash, Profits and Taxes. c1992
658.15 GEL Gelb, Joseph. Tax Accounting for Small Business: How to Prepare a 1040C. c1996
658.8 COO Cook, Kenneth J. AMA Guide to small Business Marketing. c1993
658.8 LEV Levinson, Jay Conrad. Guerrilla Marketing Attack: New Strategies, Tactics, and Weapons for Winning Big Profits for your Small Business. c1989
658.8 MIC Michaels, Nancy. Off-the-wall-marketing Ideas: Jump-start Your Sales without Bursting Your Budget. c2000
658.8 PIN Pinson, Linda. Target Marketing for the Small Business: Researching, Reaching, and Retaining Your Target Market, 2nd edition. c1993
659 LEV Levine, Michael. Guerrilla P.R.: How You can Wage an Effective Publicity Campaign—Without Going Broke. c1993
Specific Business Ventures : Are you trying one of these?
362.7 GAL Gallagher, Patricia C. Start Your Own at-home Child Care Business. c1989
362.7 HOW Howkins, Nan Lee. Profitable Child Care: How to Start and Run a Successful Child Care Center. c1993
362.71 ARG Argyle, Carolyn. How to Start and Run a Home Day-care Business. c1997
650 BUS Busse, Erwin. The Business Plan: First Step to Success: A Step-by-step Approach to preparing a business plan for the small manufacturer or retailer. c1989
650 VIV Vivaldo, Denise. How to Start a Home-based Catering Business, 3rd edition. c2000
650.1 KUR Kursmark, Louise. How to Start a Home-based Desktop Publishing Business, 3rd edition. c2002
658.114 ADA Adamec, Christine A. Start and Run a Profitable Freelance Writing Business: Your Step-by-step Business Plan. C1994
658.0412 DEL Dell, Owen E. How to Start a Home-based Landscaping Business, 3rd edition. c2000
658.114 WIL Willis, Mickey. Lawn Care & Gardening: a Down-to-earth Guide to the Business, 2nd edition. c2001
745.1 PEA Peake, Jacquelyn. How to Start a Home-based Antiques Business, 3rd edition. c2001
745.5 OBE Oberrecht, Kenn. How to Open and Operate a Home-based Craft Business.
Evaluating: Are you ready to expand – or sell - your business?
658.1 ROB Robb, Russell. Selling your Busines: How to Attract Buyers and Achieve the Maximum value for your business. c2002
658.15 FEL Feldman, Stanley. What every Business Owner Should Know about Valuing their Business. c2003
658.4 CAT Catlin, Katherine. Leading at the Speed of Growth: Journey from Entrepreneur to CEO. c2001
AB 658.4 COL Collins, James C. Beyond Entrepreneurship [audio book]. c1993
Success: Advice from Real Entrepreneurs
AB B COH Cohen, Ben. Ben & Jerry’s Double-Dip [audio book]. c1997
B TRU Trump, Donald. Trump: The Art of the Deal. c1987
658.18 McG McGregor, James. One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. c2006
658.409 KEP Kepcher, Carolyn. Carolyn 101 : Business Lessons from the Apprentice’s Straight Shooter. c2004
658.409 TRU Trump, Donald. Trump: Think like a Billionaire: Everything you Need to
Know about Success, Real Estate, and Life. c2004
658.409 WEL Welch, Jack. Winning. c2005
Websites to Guide You
Registering your business in New Hampshire : http://www.state.nh.us/revenue/business/index.htm
Small Business Administration : http://www.sba.gov/ “Helping small businesses succeed.”
The Business Owner’s Toolkit from CCH : http://www.toolkit.cch.com/
Entrepreneur Magazine : http://www.entrepreneur.com/ (Some of the information on this site is free, and some is value-added).
Business Plans : http://www.bplans.com/ Some of this information is for a fee, but there is some information for free as well.
New Hampshire Benefits from the NH Department of Employment Security : http://www.nhes.state.nh.us/elmi/benisurv.htm This is a statewide, all-industry survey gathered data about employee benefits offered by businesses in New Hampshire.
Business Loan and Capital Sources : http://www.businessfinance.com/
Research Patents : http://www.freepatentsonline.com/
Franchise and Business Opportunities : http://www.bison.com/
American Demographics : http://www.adage.com/ – to help with marketing information. Free registration is required in order to access complete articles.
The Entrepreneur’s Help Page : http://www.tannedfeet.com/ offers articles and legal forms, public relations, marketing, and financial information and advice, and more.
Go it alone!: The Secret to Building a Successful Business on Your Own/ by Bruce Judson, who teaches at the Yale School of Management, has made available this book online - for free.