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Guide for aspiring entrepreneurs from the Information Services and Library Team

Becoming an entrepreneur

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Entrepreneurship and Startups
‚ÄčSahlman, W. A. et al. (2018) featuring Bonus Article “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything” by Steve Blank. : Harvard Business Review Press (HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series). 
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How to Write a Great Business Plan 
Sahlman, W. A. et al. (2008) Harvard Business Review Press (HBR’s 10 Must Reads Series). 
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This magazine provides interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those planning to start a new or additional business. The full text of this monthly magazine is in the database Business Source PremierTo limit your search to just this magazine enter: JN "Entrepreneur" 

INC magazine
A magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners which provides useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses The full text of this monthly magazine is in the database Business Source PremierTo limit your search to just this magazine enter: JN "Inc." 

Should you be an Entrepreneur - Take This Test by Daniel Isenberg the HBR blog.

The Top Ten Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make.  Video: by Guy Kawasaki 

Pitchbook - The LBS has a subscription - you can track investments and deals in VC and PE and see which areas are growing

GrowthBusiness GrowthBusiness is a resource for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth enterprises.

The UK Government’s resource for SMEs.

NESTA - National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts. Research on entrepreneurship covering funding, forecasts, and more.

Crunchbase -  Register of early stage ventures, investors and VCs.  A free web resource - we do not subscribe.

CBInsights - tech market intelligence on VC and startups. We do not subscribe but some reports are available for free


The British Association of Women Entrepreneurs
A peer group for women entrepreneurs; the website offers an online business community where within the private member area, you can create business connections, partnerships and gain peer group support.