Learning Resources for Studies in Entrepreneurship

Recommended Links — General

Recommended Links — By the Center for Distance Learning

Tutorials

Business Owners Toolkit: Total Know-How for Small Business
Choose the "Toolkit" for advice on starting a business, buying office equipment, controlling your taxes and other topics. Thousands of pages of information and tools to help you start, run and grow a successful small business.

Center for Business Planning
"The Center for Business Planning provides any business manager or entrepreneur with a set of resources to help in creating a business or managing a business. Information is provided on every area of planning a business including: acquire venture capital, define new products, market analysis, competitive analysis, production management, tax problems, legal issues, prepare financial statements, write a business plan and much more."

ENTERWeb: The Enterprise Development Website
"An annotated meta-index and information clearinghouse on enterprise development, entrepreneurship, business, finance, international trade and the economy in this new age of cyberspace and globalization. The main focus is on micro, small and medium scale enterprises, cooperatives, community economic development, both in developed and developing countries. ENTERWeb lists and rates Internet resources in these areas, and complements search engines by providing shortcuts in identifying important sources of information. The primary objective of ENTERWeb is to provide to enterprise development practitioners, policy makers, academics and small business owners an annotated list of Internet resources giving substantive information on enterprise development topics including finance and credit, technology and technology transfer, management training, business centers and advisory services, entrepreneurship development and incubators, community economic development, credit unions and cooperatives, education and vocational training, marketing and trade, business networks and information resources, business law and cyberbusiness, enterprise development policies, economics, enterprise and environment, business news, women and enterprises, etc. In addition, ENTERWeb aims to provide business related information and links on a country by country basis, mostly for developing countries and emerging markets." In both English and French.

Entrepreneur Magazine: The Online Small Business Square
Resources for small business ownership and business startups. Includes a link to Entrepreneur magazine online.

Entreworld.org
The Ewing Kauffman Foundation prepared this site which links to articles of interest to those starting and operating a small business. Searchable and browsable collection of annotated links to Internet resources for entrepreneurs. Sections include: Starting Your Business; Running Your Business; Rapid Growth; Supporting Entrepreneurship

The 'E' in Me"
Select the link to Online Resources for a rich listing. Hosted by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Intended to aid students in on-line research, this resource provides easy access to an abundance of materials for student research assignments, extension activities, information on prominent entrepreneurs and their companies, and much more. The The ‘E’ in Me program consists of three modules, each containing eight 50-minute lesson plans. Look here for more information about The ‘E’ in Me — a new multimedia contextual learning program on entrepreneurship for High School students.

Entrepreneur's Edge
Edward Lowe PeerSpectives helps second-stage business owners discover, from their peers, how to take their companies to the next level through reliable information, insight and inspiration. Also publishes Entrepreneurial Edge. Provides a problem, the solution, a real life example and tells you what to do relative to six areas of business startup:Definging and Serving a Market, Building and Inspiring an Organization, Acquiring and Managing Finances, Human Resources Management, Legal Issues and Taxes, and Operations and Technology.

Ewing Marion Kaufman Foundation - Center for Entrepreneurship
Contains abstracts of materials and initiatives on entrepreneurship and enttrepreneurship education at all levels.

Free-Ed.net - Free Courses Online
Links to free online classes, courses, tutorials, and free educational resources. Offers tutorial series on Starting your own Business, and Running Your Business.

Inc Magazine Online
Provides information of interest to people starting and running their own business; features over 5000 articles from the searchable archives of Inc. magazine.

Iowa Business Network: Your Business Information Resource
The IBN includes interactive training on business startups and team design, discussion forums and resource guides.

Online Women's Business Center
This interactive business skills training web site is dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women to realize their goals and aspirations for their personal and professional development. Provides information and expertise necessary for planning economic independence through owning a business. The information includes online forums, message boards, as well as resource databases and informative articles. The site is searchable and is available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

My Own Business - Online Course
The My Own Business course is geared toward the entrepreneur who wants to start his or her own business, and the individual who has an established small business and would like to see that business grow and expand. The course will benefit both the full-time entrepreneur and individuals who are already - or are considering - moonlighting with a new business. This course is designed to enable you to create your own business plan in privacy. Throughout the sessions, audio Sound Bytes are available containing personal testimonials on the entrepreneurial experiences of business owners. The following topics with quizzes are covered: Deciding on a Business. The Business Plan, Basic Computer and Communication Tools, Organization, Insurance, Location and Leasing, Accounting and Cash Flow, How to Finance Your Business, E-Commerce, Buying a Business Franchise, Opening and Marketing, and Expanding and Handling Problems.

National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
This online learning curriculum provide essential learning in all areas of starting and operating a business. Offers a 15 day trial of their curriculum.

Netpreneur Exchange
The best regional entrepreneurship site in the country, from Washington DC - the most electronically wired, educated, wealthy, and politically charged community in the world. Here are sophisticated and advanced resources for learning how to grow an online business.

Free Online Translation Services
This sites links you to 30+ free online translation may vary from site to site. These sites are commerical sites that are providing free language translation as a means of trying to get your business. Please be aware of the limitations of automatic translation. These systems will never provide a 100% accurate translation of your text.

Company and Industry Information

Corporate Information
Many features, including a wide array of search options

The Internationalist
The center for international business, trade and investment

Trade Development
The International Trade Administration (ITA) - working with industry to support American jobs through exports

Import and Export Trade Information

Foreign Trade Statistics - Census Bureau
Statistics on exports sorted by region, country, and industry

Associations, Nonprofits and Government Resources

Internal Revenue Service - Smal Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

SBA -  Starting and Managing a Business

U.S. Small Business Administration  - SBA
The SBA site has information about starting your business, financing, expansion and disaster assistance. Contains short, self-paced courses and workshops on almost every business topic including: starting a business, business management, financing, marketing and advertising, gov’t contracting, risk management, and e-commerce (Multimedia presentation).

Minority Business Development Agency - MBDA
This federal agency was specifically created to encourage the growth of minority owned businesses in the U.S.

Prentice Hall - Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resources Web Site

Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

all Business - Your Small Business Advantage

SCORE - For the Life of Your Business