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The Entrepreneur’s Library: General Business Resources for Startups

General Business

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CEO Express

Digest and links to just about everything a CEO would need to read.

Entrepreneur Scan

E-scan offers the potential entrepreneur, businessperson, self-employed or franchise owner a chance to see a detailed report about their most important asset: themselves. Results are compared with other successful businesses to indicate those business skills that need improvement.


A leading business journal with articles on companies, industries, economics, trends, and more.

Fortune Magazine

A leading business journal with articles on companies, industries, economics, trends, and more.

Harvard Business Publishing

Books and case studies for entrepreneurs and managers.

In Pictures: 12 Turbocharging Growth

When a company succeeds and grows, it faces a new set of challenges at each new stage of growth, something that even successful entrepreneurs are unprepared for. This slide show takes small and middle market business owners through challenges they face as they reach new levels of success and some tips for how to adapt to their new environment.

Inc. Magazine

Must read for entrepreneurs - excellent source of information on business formation and managing growth.

London Financial Times

Breaking business news from an international perspective.

New York Times Business Section

Classic New York Times coverage of business-related matters.

Stanford Business

Articles and research papers on a wide range of topics produced by the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

The Balance - Entrepreneurship

Collection of articles, video clips and other resources for new entrepreneurs.

The Economist

In-depth reporting and analysis of the international economy and the events and developments that affect it. Most of the content is free.

Wall Street Journal ($)

Most resources require a subscription, but the $79 per year fee could pay for itself pretty quickly.

WSJ Online- Cold Stone Case Study: Three Warnings for Franchise Buyers

This is based on a report (linked to at the top of the article) that Coldstone franchisees are running into trouble as the economy sours, forcing some franchisees to go into bankruptcy and even lose their homes. This article gives three points that entrepreneurs and potential franchisees should consider before opening a franchise.

WSJ Online- Me, Me, Me

Many entrepreneurs today like to write books chronicling how they achieved success and providing advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs. However, the books are often achieving much less success than the authors' original ventures, quickly vanishing from the shelves having sold few copies. The article provides good insight into the market for entreprenurial self-help books.

WSJ Online- Second Act- Telecom Executive Turned Bag Maven

An entrepreneur who walked away from a 13-year career as a telecom executive earning in the mid- six figures at WorldCom to start a business selling cosmetic bags. She ironically saved herself from the WorldCom collapse two years later and these days is making paychecks in the seven figures.

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