Useful Web Sites for Entrepreneurs

General

  • International Franchise Association – Resources for franchising
  • Startup Nation – A source for small business advice, venture creation and entrepreneur forum.
  • SATOP is a free service designed to provide technical assistance and speed the transfer of space technology to the private sector.
  • Welcome to ESBRI – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute. Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
  • Entrepreneur – A news and resource aggregate site for many topics related to creating new ventures.
  • An economics-related link listed hosted at the University of Texas.
  • The Conference Board publishes leading, coincident, and lagging indexes designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle for nine countries around the world.
  • The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • BizFilings – Legal documents to help new ventures incorporate or begin partnerships.
  • A list of top web hosting companies
  • eCredit is a leading provider of business information solutions for credit and collections professionals.
  • Lime Service – An online survey generator.
  • Business.com – The leading business search engine and business directory designed to help its users find the companies, products, services, and information they need to make the right business decisions.
  • The Rural Development Leadership Network supports economic growth and new ventures in low-income rural settings.
  • Entrepreneurship.org – A collection of entrepreneurial resources hosted by the Kauffman Foundation
  • Business in Books – A blog featuring books on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial themes
  • The world of business in movies – A blog featuring films that incorporate entrepreneurial themes
  • Tim Berry talks about everything to do with business plans, starting ventures and having a life, to boot
  • Tim Berry’s blog about covering a wider range of topics related to business and venture creation
  • Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center: local Florida resources for venture creation
  • Kauffman Data Symposium: Workshops on entrepreneurship and innovation research
  • Jim Flowers‘ take on business and venture creation
  • Virtual Incubator: A “Facebook” for entrepreneurs
  • The StartUp 411 – Everything an entrepreneur needs to raise capital
  • Entrepreneurship E-Law

Non-Academic Journals

Venture Capital

Business Plans

Entrepreneurial Marketing and E-Commerce

Entrepreneurship Abroad

Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Research

Teaching Entrepreneurship

  • Tools to help teach business principles
  • Academic resources for all the teachers, professors and students interested in entrepreneurship; and entrepreneurship research, focused on all the researchers interested in investigations, as well as research resources.
  • Stanford’s Roundtable on Entrepreneurship Education
  • A network for entrepreneurship instructors as well as resources
  • Resources to teach how social entrepreneurship can create a better world
  • Stanford’s link between technological innovation and entrepreneurial pursuit
  • University Departments

  • Florida International University
  • Lehigh University
  • Georgia Tech
  • St. Louis University
  • Vanderbuilt University
  • Wake Tech
  • Duke University
  • Videos

  • Cornell’s video collection on entrepreneurship, business and leadership
  • Free Podcasts and videos from Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Corner
  • “Small Business School:” From PBS and Voice of America
  • Frontline World Social Entrepreneurs Series
  • Ideas Worth Spreading: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
  • Entrepreneurs Garage Videos: Interviews with San Francisco-area entrepreneurs
  • Videos to accompany Katz and Green textbook, Entrepreneurial Small Business
  • Small Business Television: A simulated “news” experience for venture creation and management
  • Information, support and network for entrepreneurial women
  • It May be Time to Start Pursuing Your Dream
  • Women in Entrepreneurship

    Law

    Government

    Intellectual Property

    • Bronwyn Hall is a prolific author on patents and global IP protection and her website has several links to articles and course outlines for Innovation courses, as well as interesting links to patent and IP data. Overall, a useful starting point for detailed teaching and research backgound on the subject.
    • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. Oriented toward providing access to WIPO reports on various topics.
    • Arnoud Engelfriet’s useful source of information on IP, patents and the patent process and includes commentary on differences between different national patent systems.