The Farmington Community Library, in cooperation with the Farmington-Farmington Hills Chamber of Commerce and gifts from private individuals, is pleased to be able to offer assistance to the small business community by providing resources in the Entrepreneur Collection. This bibliography is selective in nature; it includes those books specifically designated as being part of the Entrepreneur Collection for Small Business. The Library has many other resources to assist entrepreneurs including legal form books; current tax publications; accounting and bookkeeping texts; directories of manufacturers and suppliers; demographic information sources; federal, state, and local laws and regulations; advertising and public relations manuals; industry trends; electronic databases and much more.
Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business James Burton and Steven Bragg Covers small business accounting, financial analysis, insurance requirements, and tax issues. Includes ready-to-use forms, checklists and spreadsheets.
Entrepreneur Collection 658 B
American Marketplace: Demographics and Spending Patterns Janet Heslop This comprehensive book is an invaluable resource for anyone who needs demographic and spending data but does not have the time or skills to research the numbers. Contains information often available only in unpublished reports or on one of the government’s many web sites.
Entrepreneur Collection 317.3 H
Anatomy of a Business Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Business and Securing Your Company’s Future Linda Pinson and Jerry Jinnett Create a polished, professional plan with this step-by-step guide.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.4 P
Basic Guide to Exporting U. S. Department of Commerce A good general guide to exporting. The appendices have excellent sources of assistance at the state and federal levels, contacts for overseas markets, and a very good annotated bibliography.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.848 B
Business Plans Handbook Gale Group This is a collection of actual business plans by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.
Entrepreneur Collection Reference 658.4 B
Encyclopedia of Small Business Kevin and Laurie Collier Hillstrom This two-volume set contains over 600 detailed articles and overviews of key areas including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and more.
Franchise Annual Info Franchise News Inc. This directory explains what you should know before investing in a franchise. Also includes vital information such as level of support the franchiser provides, if the franchiser provides financing, and the approximate costs of starting a particular franchise. The annual includes 60 different categories.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.87 F
How to Set Up Your Own Small Business Kris Solie-Johnson A cornerstone of the collection, this two-volume set explains many difficult and complex concepts in bookkeeping, marketing, selling, market research, purchasing and other areas.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.002 F
How to Start a Business in Michigan Edward A. Haman, Mark Warda How to Start a Business in Michigan walks you step-by-step through the process of forming your business. It explains vital procedures like licensing, financing, advertising and promotion, simplifying the start-up process while saving you time and money.
Entrepreneur Collection 346.774 H
Starting an Import/Export Business Entrepreneur Press This guide tells you how, where and when to match the right product to the right market.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.848 A
How to Write a Business Plan Mike McKeever This popular book shows you how to write the business plan and loan proposal necessary to finance your business.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.1522 M
Legal Guide for Starting and Running a Small Business Fred S. Steingold Written by a practicing attorney, this guide clearly explains the practical and legal information you need to start and operate a small business. Volume one provides users with information needed to raise start-up money; choose between a sole proprietorship, partnership or L.L.C.; get licenses and permits; buy or sell a business or franchise; negotiate a favorable lease; insure your benefits; hire independent contractors safely; understand small business tax rules and pick and present a good name. The second volume provides a disk that contains over 60 legal forms and documents and gives step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
Entrepreneur Collection 346.73 S
Marketing Without Advertising Michael Phillips and Salli Rasberry Gives small business owners practical strategies to attract new customers and build trust, encourage customer recommendations, list products and services widely and inexpensively, plan marketing events and use the Internet to market services and products.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.8 P
Maximize Business Profits Through E-Partnerships Feng Zhao Provides a practical, insightful and comprehensive guide for both brick-and-mortar and dot.com companies to address the challenges of building and managing productive e-partnerships to capitalize on business earnings.
Pratt’s Guide to Venture Capital Sources Stanley E. Pratt, Editor This book provides a comprehensive listing of venture capital sources, divided into sections so the reader can quickly and easily locate funding sources that meet both the requirements of the business owner and the venture capital firms themselves.
Entrepreneur Collection 332.66 P
Patent It Yourself David Pressman Step by step, Patent It Yourself takes investors through the entire process of obtaining a patent, explaining how to file a provisional patent application, understand international patent protection, document the invention process, assign and license your invention to others, learn about the European Patent Office, understand the Patent Cooperation Treaty, understand infringement, and much more.
Entrepreneur Collection 346.7304 P
Small Business Sourcebook Gale Group The main focus of this two-volume set is on information sources: start-up information, trade associations, industry publications, trade shows, consultants, franchises, and supply sources for different small businesses.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.022 S
Small Business Start-Up Kit Peri Pakroo Covers all aspects of business start-up, from financing to marketing and hiring to daily operations.
Entrepreneur Collection 658.022 S
Starting a Business in Michigan Michigan Economic Development Corporation Provides information, requirements, and contacts needed to establish a business in the state of Michigan.
Entrepreneur Collection Reference 658.1 S
Tax Savvy for Small Business Frederick Daily Lays out year-round tax saving strategies for business owners that will show how to claim all legitimate deductions, maximize fringe benefits, keep accurate records and document expenses. Mr. Daily is an attorney as well as an author.
Entrepreneur Collection 343.7305 D
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name Stephen Elias This new Quick and Legal book walks through the ins and outs of registering a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Concise and easy to understand, the book also discusses how to respond to the common objections to trademark applications.
Entrepreneur Collection 347.7304 E
(All of the following titles are available in the Magazines area of the Main Library Browsing Room.)
Black Enterprise (monthly) Features business information for black professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. The magazine addresses money management, technology, business news and trends, small-business management, personal finance, and career opportunities. Entrepreneur (monthly) This is a leading source of information about the issues and pitfalls of entrepreneurship. Hot new business ideas, profiles of successes and failures, and specific aspects of starting, growing, and managing a business are included in each issue.
INC. (monthly) Provides timely information on all aspects of management of a small-to-medium-sized business. Articles evaluate new technologies, economic trends, consumer preferences, research, marketing, sales, management, cash flow, taxes, politics, and other topics impacting small business.