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Small Business Information Print Resources

Home/Small Business (general)

TITLE How to set up your own small business.
PUB INFO Minneapolis, MN : American Institute of Small Business, c2001.
CALL # 658.022 HOW (Reference)
AUTHOR Attard, Janet.

TITLE Business know-how : an operational guide for home-based and micro-sized businesses with limited budgets / by Janet Attard.
PUB INFO Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corp., 1999.
CALL # 658.022 ATT.
AUTHOR Edwards, Paul.

TITLE Home based business for dummies / Paul and Sarah Edwards and Peter Economy.
PUB INFO Indianapolis, IN : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2000.
CALL # 658.041 EDW
AUTHOR Henricks, Mark.

TITLE Grow your business / by Mark Henricks.
PUB INFO Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Press, c2001.
CALL # 658.022 HEN.
AUTHOR Kamoroff, Bernard.

TITLE Small time operator : how to start your own small business, keep your books, pay your taxes and stay out of trouble! / by Bernard Kamoroff.
PUB INFO Laytonville & Willits, Calif. : Bell Springs Pub., c2000.
CALL # Reference 658.022 KAM
AUTHOR Matthias, Rebecca.

TITLE MothersWork : how a young mother started a business on a shoestring and built it into a multi-million dollar company/ Rebecca Matthias.
PUB INFO New York : Currency/Doubleday, 1999.
CALL # 658.872 MAT.
AUTHOR Sherman, Andrew J.

TITLE The complete guide to running and growing your business /Andrew J. Sherman.
PUB INFO New York : Times Business, 1997.
CALL # 658.022 SHE.
AUTHOR Stolze, William J.

TITLE Start up : an entrepreneur's guide to launching and managing a new business / by William J. Stolze.
PUB INFO Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, c1996.
CALL # 658.022 STO


Directories & Catalogs

TITLE Brands and their companies: Consumer products and their manufacturers with addresses and phone numbers / Jennifer L. Carman and Christine A. Kesler, editors.
PUB INFO Detroit, MI: Gale, c1998.
CALL # 658.827 BRA. (Reference)

TITLE Encyclopedia of associations: national organizations of the U.S.
PUB INFO Detroit, Gale Research Company, 1961-
CALL # 061.3 ENC (Ready Reference)

TITLE Sweet's catalog file. Products for general building and renovation.
PUB INFO N.Y. [i.e. New York] N.Y. : Sweet's Division, McGraw-Hill Information Systems Co., c1984-
CALL # 691 SWE (Reference)

TITLE Thomas register of American manufacturers and Thomas register catalog file.
PUB INFO New York, N.Y. : Thomas Pub. Co.
CALL # 670 THO (Reference)

Legal Resources

TITLE The American Bar Association legal guide for small business : everything a small-business person must know, from start-up employment laws to financing and selling a business.
PUB INFO New York : Three Rivers Press, c2000.
CALL # 343.7307 AME (Reference)
AUTHOR Sitarz, Dan, 1948-

TITLE The complete book of personal legal forms / by Daniel Sitarz.
PUB INFO Carbondale, Ill. : Nova Pub. Co. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by National Book Network, c2001.
CALL # 346.73 SIT (Reference)
AUTHOR Sitarz, Daniel.

TITLE The complete book of small business legal forms / by Daniel Sitarz.
PUB INFO Carbondale, IL : Nova, 1997.
CALL # 346.73065 SIT (Reference)


TITLE 301 do-it-yourself marketing ideas from America's most Innovative small companies / introduction by Jay Conrad Levinson; edited by Sam Decker.
PUB INFO Boston, MA : Inc. Publishing, c1997.
CALL # 658.8 INC.
AUTHOR Phillips, Michael, 1938-

TITLE Marketing without advertising / by Michael Phillips & Salli Rasberry ; edited by Mary Randolph.
PUB INFO Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo Press, 1997.
CALL # 658.8 PHI.
AUTHOR Rand McNally and Company.

TITLE Commercial atlas & marketing guide.
PUB INFO Chicago : Rand McNally, 1969-
CALL # 912 (Reference - Atlas Stand)

Specific Types of Small Businesses

Adams, Rob (Robert D.), 1950-
TITLE Entrepreneur magazine's success for less : 100 low-cost businesses you can start today / by Rob & Terry Adams.
PUB INFO Irvine, CA : Entrepreneur Media, c1999.
CALL # 658.041 ADA
AUTHOR Frazier, Shirley George.

TITLE How to start a home-based gift basket business / by Shirley George Frazier.
PUB INFO Old Saybrook, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c1998.
CALL # 381.4568 FRA.

TITLE Franchise Opportunities Guide 1998.
PUB INFO New York: International Franchise c1998.
CALL # 658.8 INT (Reference)
AUTHOR Kursmark, Louise.

TITLE How to open and operate a home-based desktop publishing business.
PUB INFO Old Saybrook, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c1999.
CALL # 651.3706 KUR.

TITLE 101 best dot.coms to start : the essential sourcebook of
start-up wisdom, financial tips, and inside secrets for building a business on the Internet / Philip Lief Group, Lynie Arden with Tom Nash.
PUB INFO New York : Broadway Books, c2000.
CALL # 658.84 ONE


TITLE Commitment to safety [videorecording] safety orientation / produced & distributed by the Bureau of Business Practice; Morningside Productions.
PUB INFO Waterford, CT : Bureau of Business Practice, c1990.
CALL # > PA Central Audio Visual VC/1509 GRN/YEL
AUTHOR Fallek, Max.

TITLE Business plan example.
PUB INFO Minneapolis, MN: American Institute of Small Business, c1997.
CALL # 658.022 FAL.
AUTHOR Heller, Robert, 1932-

TITLE Essential manager's manual / Robert Heller & Tim Hindle.
PUB INFO New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 1998.
CALL # 658.4 HEL (Reference).
AUTHOR Kamoroff, Bernard.

TITLE Online operator : business, legal, and tax guide to the Internet / Bernard Kamoroff.
PUB INFO Willits, CA : Bell Springs Pub., c2001.
CALL # 658.84 KAM

TITLE Knowledge Exchange business encyclopedia : illustrated /editor in chief, Lorraine Spurge ; chairman, editorial board, Kenin M. Spivak ; introduction by Richard G. Hamermesh.
PUB INFO Santa Monica, Calif. : Knowledge Exchange, 1997.
CALL # 650.03 KNO (Reference)
AUTHOR Morrison, Terri.

TITLE The international traveler's guide to doing business in Latin America / Terri Morrison and Wayne A. Conaway.
PUB INFO New York : Macmillan Spectrum, c1997.
CALL # 395.52098 MOR
AUTHOR Nelson, Carl A., 1930-

TITLE Import/export : how to get started in international trade / Carl A. Nelson.
PUB INFO New York : McGraw Hill, c2000.
CALL # 658.848 NEL (Reference)
AUTHOR Savage, Michael, 1946-

TITLE Don't let the I.R.S. destroy your small business : seventy-sixmistakes to avoid / Michael Savage.
PUB INFO Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1998.
CALL # 343.7305 SAV.

TITLE Webster's New World office professional's desk reference / edited by Anthony S. Vlamis.
PUB INFO New York : Macmillan General Reference, c1999.
CALL # 650 WEB (Reference)


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Home/Small Business (general)

Bangs, David H.
TITLE Launching your home-based business [electronic resource] : how to successfully plan, finance, and grow your venture / David H. Bangs, Jr., and Andi Axman.
PUB INFO Chicago : Upstart Pub. Co., c1998.
AUTHOR Bangs, David H.

TITLE The real world entrepreneur field guide [electronic resource] : growing your own business / David H. Bangs, Jr. and Linda Pinson.
PUB INFO Chicago : Upstart, 1999.
AUTHOR Bangs, David H.

TITLE The start-up guide [electronic resource] : a one-year plan for entrepreneurs / David H. Bangs, Jr.
PUB INFO Chicago, Ill. : Upstart Pub. Co., c1998.
AUTHOR Fry, Fred L.

TITLE Strategic planning for new & emerging businesses [electronic resource] : a consulting approach / Fred L. Fry, Charles R. Stoner, Laurence G. Weinzimmer.
PUB INFO Chicago, Ill. : Dearborn Trade, c1999.
AUTHOR Gould, Meredith, 1951-

TITLE Working at home [electronic resource] : making it work for you / Meredith Gould.
PUB INFO Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, c2000.
AUTHOR Green, Jim, 1931-

TITLE Starting your own business [electronic resource] : how to plan and create a successful enterprise / Jim Green.
PUB INFO Plymouth : How To Books, 1998.
AUTHOR Guzik, Ronald E.

TITLE The inner game of entrepreneuring [electronic resource] : 10 steps to mastering the small business challenge / Ronald E. Guzik.
PUB INFO Chicago, Ill. : Upstart Pub. Co., c1999.
AUTHOR Hoff Oberlin, Loriann, 1961-

TITLE Working at home while the kids are there, too [electronic resource] / by Loriann Hoff Oberlin.
PUB INFO Franklin Lakes, NJ : Career Press, c1997.
AUTHOR Jones, Graham, 1956-

TITLE Starting a business from home [electronic resource] : all the deas and advice you need to build a profitable venture / Graham Jones.
PUB INFO Oxford : How To Books, 1999.
AUTHOR Kanarek, Lisa.

TITLE 101 home office success secrets [electronic resource] / by Lisa Kanarek.
PUB INFO Franklin Lakes, N.J. : Career Press, 2000.
AUTHOR Paulson, Ed.

TITLE The complete idiot's guide to starting your own business [electronic resource] / by Edward Paulson.
PUB INFO Indianapolis, Ind. : Alpha Books, c2000.
AUTHOR Pinson, Linda.

TITLE Steps to small business start-up [electronic resource] : everything you need to know to turn your idea into a successful business / Linda Pinson, Jerry Jinnett.
PUB INFO Chicago, Ill. : Dearborn, c2000.
AUTHOR Schaefer, David, 1938-

TITLE Surefire strategies for growing your home-based business [electronic resource] / David Schaefer.
PUB INFO Chicago, IL : Upstart Pub. Co., c1998.
AUTHOR Weltman, Barbara, 1950-

TITLE The complete idiot's guide to starting a home-based business [electronic resource] / Barbara Weltman.
PUB INFO New York : Alpha Reference, c2000.
AUTHOR Zbar, Jeffery D.

TITLE Home office know-how [electronic resource] / Jeffery D. Zbar.
PUB INFO Chicago, IL : Upstart Pub. Co., c1998.
TITLE Financial troubleshooting [electronic resource] : an action plan for money management in the small business / David Bangs, Michael Pellecchia, editors.
PUB INFO Boston : Inc. Pub., 1998.
AUTHOR Burton, E. James.

TITLE Accounting and finance for your small business [electronic resource] / Eric James Burton, Steven M. Bragg.
PUB INFO New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
AUTHOR Caplan, Suzanne.

TITLE High profit financial management for your small business [electronic resource] / Suzanne Caplan.
PUB INFO Chicago : Dearborn, c1999.
AUTHOR Carter, Gary W.

TITLE J.K. Lasser's taxes made easy for your home-based business [electronic resource] : the ultimate tax handbook for self-employed professional, consultants, and freelancers / Gary W. Carter.
PUB INFO New York : Wiley, 2001.
AUTHOR Dawson, George M.

TITLE Borrowing to build your business [electronic resource] : getting your banker to say "yes" / George M. Dawson.
PUB INFO Chicago, IL : Upstart Pub. Co., c1997.
AUTHOR Kremer, Chuck.

TITLE Managing by the numbers [electronic resource] : a commonsense guide to understanding and using your company's financials, an essential resource for growing businesses / Chuck Kremer ... [et al.].
PUB INFO Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Pub. Co., c2000.
AUTHOR Milling, Bryan E.

TITLE How to get a small business loan [electronic resource] : a banker shows you exactly what to do to get a loan / Bryan E. Milling.
PUB INFO Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c1998.
AUTHOR Shim, Jae K.

TITLE Financial management [electronic resource] / Jae K. Shim, Joel G.Siegel.
PUB INFO Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2000.
AUTHOR Shim, Jae K.

TITLE Shaum's outline of financial management [electronic resource] / Jae K. Shim, Joel G. Siegel.
PUB INFO New York : McGraw-Hill, c1998.

Specific Types of Small Businesses

Camenson, Blythe.
TITLE Careers for self-starters & other entrepreneurial types [electronic resource] / Blythe Camenson.
PUB INFO Lincolnwood, Ill. : VGM Career Horizons, c1997.


TITLE 301 great customer service [electronic resource] : ideas from America's most innovative small companies / Nancy Artz, editor.
PUB INFO Boston : Inc. Pub., 1997.
AUTHOR Burton, E. James.

TITLE Sales and operations for your small business [electronicresource] / E. James Burton, Steven M. Bragg.
PUB INFO New York : John Wiley, 2000.
AUTHOR Frey, Robert S.

TITLE Successful proposal strategies for small businesses [electronic resource] : winning government, private sector, and international contacts / Robert S. Frey.
PUB INFO Boston, Mass. : Artech House, c1999.


Small Business Internet Resources

Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce: New Business Development      


Clearinghouses & Large Directories of Resources


Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center


Search Engines

AllSmallBiz Small Business Search Engine

FindLaw for Business


Special Interest Groups

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Online Women's Business Center (Office of Women's Business Ownership)


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