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Business and Management: Getting Started

Resources about starting a business, business plans, market analysis, and regional economic development.

US Small Business Administration--Write a Business Plan

What is an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur- (noun) one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. Comes from the french verb entreprendre- which means 'to undertake' -Webster's Dictionary




SWOT Analysis

SWOT analysis stands for :

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses 
  • Opportunities
  • Threats

Use this process to identify the qualities of your business, and to create a plan that lays out future action. Check out the link below:

Find Books About Starting a Business

You have access to millions of titles through Archway, our library catalog, and MOBIUS, the statewide catalog. Students often find recently published titles about their topics or use slightly older titles to use as additional resources (you are required to have at least two resources published within the last year, but you may include additional sources). Remember to search for books early (they can take a week or so to arrive at our campuses).