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General Sites for Entrepreneurs

  • Entrepreneurship
    The Kauffman Foundation’s online headquarters for entrepreneurs with a focus on innovation, growth, and the critical role of new business creation in our society.
  • Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneur Magazine’s online source for everything from practical start-up working tools to new business opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship Institute
    The Entrepreneurship Institute’s online forum for connecting to experts, colleagues, writings, ideas and direction.
  • Forbes Entrepreneurs
    Forbes magazine’s special website designed for entrepreneurs to update them on their business world.

Service Providers and Networks for Entrepreneurs

  • Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GTHCC)
    GTHCC advocates, develops and advances Hispanic business interests in the greater Tulsa region and throughout the State of Oklahoma.
  • Greenwood Chamber of Commerce
    The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce promotes the interests of its members and northside businesses by addressing local issues related to community and economic development. Its services include focused, in-depth training for entrepreneurs.
  • i2E, Inc
    The center works with companies, inventors, researchers and entrepreneurs to turn technological innovations into business opportunities. i2E is affiliated with the Oklahoma Technology Commercialization Center.
  • Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OSBDC)
    The center's mission is to enhance economic growth through business development and innovation. OCBDC consults with and provides assistance to existing and prospective businesses.
  • Research Wizard
    Research Wizard is a part of the Tulsa City-County Library System that provides information and research services for entrepreneurs, companies, organizations and individuals.
  • Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (TEDC)
    TEDC Creative Capital supports small business development, expansion, and survival in the Tulsa region by using public and private resources to give entrepreneurs access to financial and technical assistance.
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber
    The Tulsa Metro Chamber invests in a variety of initiatives benefiting local small businesses, including the Small Business Council, Let's Do Business, SourceLink Tulsa, Entrepreneur's Guide, The Circuit networking series, and the Small Business Awards.
  • Tulsa SCORE
    SCORE is a nonprofit national organization of retired business people whose members work with new and existing businesses to help them grow and become successful.
  • The Forge
    The Forge is a business incubator that strives to accelerate the development and success of start-ups and existing businesses in Tulsa.

Business Plans

  • Small Business Resource Center
    Business basics, industry information, business plan strategies, Nolo e-books and more. Search this database for "Business Plans" or Browse in category "Start-Up Kit & Business Plans"
  • Oklahoma Small Business Development Center (OSBDC)
    The center's mission is to enhance economic growth through business development and innovation. OCBDC consults with and provides assistance to existing and prospective businesses.
  • Tulsa SCORE
    SCORE is a nonprofit national organization of retired business people whose members work with new and existing businesses to help them grow and become successful.
  • Business Plans Handbook from Gale Virtual Library  
      
    A collection of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Plans are from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. You'll need your library card number to access this virtual reference ebook.

Industry News Tools

  • Business Source Premier
    Trade and business news magazines offer the latest news and developments in entrepreneurial circles. This source searches through hundreds of publications looking for your keywords and retrieves full text articles for you about hot companies and industries.
  • Tulsa World
    Search this full text paper online for articles about local businesses, start-ups and growing industries.
  • Regional Business News
    Local business papers such as the Journal Record highlight up and coming companies, industries, and the entrepreneurial climate from a regional perspective in an online full text format.

Market Tools

  • Polson Enterprises Research Tools & Papers
    Market and industry research tips and links for entrepreneurs, inventors and new product development.
  • Directory of New Businesses (Reference USA)
    Discover new businesses that have been launched anywhere in the U.S., by location and type of business. Details for each include business names, addresses, contacts, business lines, and start-up time frames.
  • First Research
    These reports will answer most of the market analysis questions an entrepreneur would have for over 700 different types of businesses, from bakeries to waste management.
  • MDDI Global Reach
    Details on any business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, regardless of size, plus larger companies around the world. Access to sales, number of employees and other critical information makes this a strong competitive analysis tool as well as an excellent directory of companies.

 

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.

 

Books about Thinking Like an Entrepreneur

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The $100 Startup - Chris Guillebeau
Call Number: 658.11 G945o 2012
ISBN: 9780307951526
Publication Date: 2012-05-08

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The Accidental Entrepreneur - Susan Urquhart-Brown
ISBN: 9780814401675
Publication Date: 2008-05-26

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Are You an Entrepreneur? - Brian O'Kane
Call Number: Downloadable eBook
ISBN: 9781846210433
Publication Date: 2011-03-21

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The Entrepreneur Equation - Carol Roth; Michael Port (Foreword by)
Call Number: 658.421 R742e 2011
ISBN: 193561844X
Publication Date: 2011-03-22

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Life Entrepreneurs - Christopher Gergen; Gregg Vanourek
ISBN: 0787988626
Publication Date: 2008-03-07

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The Knack - Bo Burlingham; Norm Brodsky
ISBN: 9781591842217
Publication Date: 2008-10-02

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