Business-Starting Your Own

Introduction

This pathfinder will assist in locating books, web sites, videos, and other materials to facilitate creating and maintaining a business. This is a SMALL SAMPLING of our resources! Browse our shelves, particularly the 300’s and the 650’s for more offerings.

 

Books

Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business by Fred Steingold (346.73 St3)

How to Write a Business Plan by Mike McKeever (658.15 McK19)

Complete Book of Small Business Legal Forms by Dan Sitarz (346.73 Si8)

Ebay your Business by Janelle Elms (381.177 El6)

Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work (331.25 Ch43)

The Business Bible: Ten New Commandments for Creating an Ethical Workplace by Wayne Dosnick (174.4 Do74)

Government Giveaways for Entrepreneurs IV by Matthew Lesko (658.15 Le56)

How to Start a Business in Arkansas (658.15 Le56)

How to Form Your Own Corporation by W. Kelsea Eckert ( 346.73 Ec5)

Reference Books:

Free Money and Help for Women Entrepreneurs by Matthew Lesko (338.04082 Le56)

Arkansas Business Directory (at Help/Information Desk)

Arkansas Manufacturer's Register (at Help/Information Desk)

Polk City Directory (at Help/Information Desk)

 

Online Databases

America's Newspapers
Includes USA Today, Commercial Appeal, La Opinion, Investor's Business Daily, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, plus 20 others from around the country.

Ebscohost
Full text magazine & journal articles from thousands of periodicals on a variety of topics. Especially search "Business Source Elite" and "Masterfile" for business information.

Online Reference Sources

DINA (Development Information Network of Arkansas)
http://www.dina.org/

Entrepreneur.com - FormNet
http://www.entrepreneur.com/formnet/startingabusinessforms.html
Down load and print a wide variety of business forms. Forms can be customized to meet your needs.

Free Business Forms
http://freebusinessforms.com
Free business forms include employment, contracts, letters, lease, bill of sale, debt collection, etc.

Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce
http://www.jonesborochamber.org/

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/
Information on starting, financing, and managing a business plus more.

Thomas Register
http://www.thomasregister.com/
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and pro August 19, 2008e catalogs and websites.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
http://www.cfda.gov
Federal monies available for a variety of purposes.

State of Arkansas
http://www.arkansas.gov/business/
Resources for business owners.

Office of Small Business Development Centers
http://www.sba.gov/sbdc/
Provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.

Small Business Development Center at ASU
http://www.astate.edu/a/sbtdc/
For existing and potential business owners in Arkansas the ASU Small Business Development Center is a regional office of the Arkansas Small Business Development Center.

Inc. Online
http://www.inc.com/
Inc. online magazine includes articles, discussion groups, resources, and more.

U.S. Small Business Advisor
http://www.business.gov/
This site provides one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions. You can find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), use step-by-step guides to locate online resources and regulations, and browse news items of interest to the business community. Services are arranged by category.

Women's Business Center
http://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/wbc
Site geared towards helping entrepreneurial women. Provides information on financing, starting, growing, expanding, and running a business. Information is also available in Spanish.

SCORE
http://www.score.org/
Provides free advice to business owners online. This non-profit organization also has many tools for business people.