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Spark and Hustle: launch and grow your small business now
Call Number: 658.1 JOHNS
Offers strategies for women to start and maintain their own businesses, explaining how to develop a business plan, find startup funds, and use social media to help increase profits.
The Small Business Start-Up Guide
Call Number: 658.11 THOMP
The Small Business Start-Up Guide is a fact-filled account of the dos and don’ts of starting a small business in the twenty-first century. The pertinent information is presented without the clutter of gregarious psychological booster material. A complete overview of everything you need to know to start successfully, it will save you time, effort, and money.
How to Write a Business Plan
Call Number: 658.152 MCKEE
If you're thinking of starting a business or raising money to expand an existing one, you need a plan. Running a successful business requires a great deal of forethought, so write a business plan and secure your venture's future. How to Write a Business Plan will show you how to write the right plan for your business and design a loan package necessary to finance your business and make it work.
The marketing plan : how to prepare and implement it
Call Number: 658.802 LUTHE
Now fully updated, the Fourth Edition of Luther's classic text will help businesses navigate the perilous new landscape of Web 2.0 business strategies, and guide them to develop a working marketing plan.
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- U.S. Census Bureau demographics Data from the Census of Population and Housing, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census. Use Factfinder for statistics about population, housing, industry, and business.
- U.S. Small Business Administration A treasure chest of information, tutorials, publications, forms, and links.
- Business Link North Carolina How to start, grow and support your business in NC.
- Small Business and Technology Development Center Helping small to mid-sized businesses in NC since 1984, the SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services.
- Starting a Business in Wake County Deciding your business structure, local business licenses, permits, zoning, inspections, and much more.
-Starting & Running a Business
- SCORE SCORE provides free counseling and low-cost workshops in partnership with the Small Business Administration. Raleigh office: 919.856.4739; www.raleigh.score.org.
- Wake Tech Small Business Center Practical, low-cost classes.
- Wake Tech / Wachovia Wells Fargo Center for Entrepreneurship Speakers, seminars, and counseling: training and support to make your ideas take shape.
- Business Owner'sToolkit All aspects of starting, managing, and growing a small business.
- CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development) CED is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable, and promote high-growth, high-impact companies, and accelerate the region's entrepreneurial culture.
-Research Your Idea
- Triangle Business Journal The weekly newspaper about business in Research Triangle Park (RTP), Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding area.
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