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MoneyBoss: Your Guide to Personal Finance and Entrepreneurship: Entepreneurship
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Clever Girl Finance: the Side Hustle Guide by Bola SokunbiGet the straight goods on how to build a thriving side hustle from someone who's been there before In Clever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide, celebrated finance expert, influencer, CEO, and author Bola Sokunbi delivers your own personal key to unlocking more money, more freedom, and more security in your life. You'll find out how to achieve financial prosperity by leveraging a side hustle business to increase your income and build wealth. You'll discover how to: Build your confidence, eliminate your fears, and strengthen your focus Establish a strong foundation for your new business, even without prior experience Create a solid plan to brand, market, and grow a business your customers won't be able to get enough of Write a realistic financial plan for your side hustle and to create long-term wealth Perfect for those with a side hustle dream and some energy to spare, Clever Girl Finance: The Side Hustle Guide will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone who's ever thought about building a successful and profitable side hustle from the ground up but didn't know where to start.
Call Number: Stacks HD62.5 .S67285 2021
Publication Date: 2021
Side hustle : From idea to income in 27 days by Chris GuillebeauThe author of the New York Times bestseller The $100 Startup shows you how to launch a profitable side hustle in just 27 days. For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to start their own business is exhilarating. For many others, the loss of a stable paycheck is terrifying. But what if we could easily create new income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle, a mini-business that earns you extra money. With Chris Guillebeau's step-by-step guide, you can go from idea to income in just 27 days. You'll learn how to: - Brainstorm, borrow, and steal to build an arsenal of great side hustle ideas - Apply `Tinder for Side Hustle' logic to pick the best idea at any time - Master the art of deals, discounts, and special offers - Learn, gather, or create everything you need to launch and get paid You don't need an MBA, marketing experience or big investors. With Chris as a guide, anyone can make more money, pursue a passion, and enjoy greater security - with little to no budget and without quitting your day job.
Call Number: HD62.5 .G86 2017b
Publication Date: 2017
Leapfrog: The new revolution for women entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño; Sara GraceThrough her extensive experience in the startup world, Nathalie Molina Nino, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of BRAVA Investments, discovered that women entrepreneurs face unique hurdles in launching and scaling their businesses. Often deprived of the access to support, resources, and capital their male counterparts enjoy, they need simple, effective ways to "leapfrog" over these barriers to the success they deserve. Leapfrogoffers 50 proven hacks to help women entrepreneurs (and anyone launching a startup from scratch) take their businesses to the next level. Based on the Athena Core 10, a unique set of leadership values Nathalie helped develop at Barnard, as well as anecdotes and advice from well-known trailblazers, this inspiring book lays out powerful strategies and shortcuts for business growth, such as- - Sell it, thenbuild it - Document your non-negotiables and take care of those first - Bypass VC bias (and BS) with crowdfunding - Put friends, family, and community to work For women entrepreneurs and anyone aspiring to launch a business, Leapfrogis the essential guide to getting past the major obstacles to growth and achieve the success they desire.
This straightforward road map guides you through the SBA loan approval process--from business plan preparation to submitting the application.
The $100 Startup: reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love, and create a new future by Chris GuillebeauIn The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth - he's already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris - those who've found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn't depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he's chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your "expertise" - even if you don't consider it such -- and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris's key principles: if you're good at one thing, you're probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish - sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it's up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
Call Number: Stacks HD62.5 .G854 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Women, Work, and the Web: how the Web creates entrepreneurial opportunities by Carol Smallwood (Editor)In a tight economy women entrepreneurs are making progress in a field that has been traditionally (along with science, math, and engineering) one which women haven t been well represented technology. Women, Work, and the Web: How the Web Creates Entrepreneurial Opportunities is by contributors from the United States and Canada sharing how the Internet has opened doors, leveled the playing field, and provided new opportunities. How the Internet has helped women with young children, caretakers of disabled family members, women with disabilities. How it has helped female veterans gain employment, put women into work boots, publish in a male dominated world, become editors, online instructors, and hold the First International Day of the Girl. The twenty-eight chapters are divided into five parts: Fostering Change Running a Business Educational Applications Personal Aspects Publishing and Writing. It is exciting to see how the creative contributors of different ages, backgrounds, and goals, are using the Web to further their careers and the status of other women as they progress online."
Call Number: available online
Publication Date: 2014
The Crowdfunding Handbook: raise money for your small business or start-up with equity funding portals by Cliff EnnicoEver wish your company could raise capital the Kickstarter#65533; way? Equity crowdfunding is finally here, opening new funding avenues for small businesses and start-ups. In April 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups-or JOBS-Act into law. This groundbreaking legislation empowers privately-owned companies to raise capital from investors without going through the rigorous IPO and private placement processes. Now that the SEC has handed down the last regulations, the floodgates will open and companies will be free to compete for funding. Small business and legal expert Cliff Ennico has followed the equity crowdfunding story since its inception. Now, in The Crowdfunding Handbook, he explains the JOBS Act and translates the regulations into a clear set of do's and don'ts for entrepreneurs and small-business owners looking to get in early-and do things right. Need help pricing your securities? Pitching a project to the public? Choosing between funding platforms? Figuring out disclosure documents and reporting requirements? This book delivers targeted answers-whether crowdfunding is your best bet, picking the right legal entity, selecting types of securities to offer, reaching the most promising investors, keeping crowds under control, and more. IPOs are expensive, and venture capital nearly impossible to attract. Crowdfunding is changing the game for private companies . . . and this book will lead the way. "
Call Number: Stacks HG4751 .E56 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 steps to a successful startup by Bill Aulet24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren't born with something special ? they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the ?F? word ? focus ? is crucial to a startup's success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face ? and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd ? it's not just about technology Whether you're a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit http://disciplinedentrepreneurship.com/
Call Number: Available online
Publication Date: 2013
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world by Brad StoneA look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb have ushered in a new era: redefining neighborhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business, and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, another generation of entrepreneurs is using technology to upend convention and disrupt entire industries. These are the upstarts, idiosyncratic founders with limitless drive and an abundance of self-confidence. Led by such visionaries as Travis Kalanick of Uber and Brian Chesky of Airbnb, they are rewriting the rules of business and often sidestepping serious ethical and legal obstacles in the process. The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.
Call Number: Stacks HD62.5 .S756 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Entrepreneurship: a Very Short Introduction by Paul Westhead; Mike WrightThere has been an explosion of interest in entrepreneurs in the popular media, as well as in business, policy, and education. But what do entrepreneurs do? What is entrepreneurship and why is it important? What is distinctive about entrepreneurs? And where do they come from? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Westhead and Mike Wright weave a pathway through the debates about entrepreneurship, providing a guide to the entrepreneurial process. They look at how the actions of entrepreneurs are shaped by the external environment and availability of resources, consider thetypes of organizations in which entrepreneurs can be found, and look at the diversity in their backgrounds, experience, and how they think and learn. Lastly, they consider the impact that entrepreneurs have on modern market economies and look at the future of entrepreneurship in our increasinglyglobalized world.
Call Number: Stacks HB615 .W472 2013; also as ebook - click on title
Publication Date: 2014
The Lean Entrepreneur: how visionaries create products, innovate with new ventures, and disrupt markets by Brant Cooper; Patrick Vlaskovits; Eric RiesLeverage the framework of visionaries to innovate, disrupt, and ultimately succeed as an entrepreneur The Lean Entrepreneur, Second Edition banishes the "Myth of the Visionary" and shows you how you can implement proven, actionable techniques to create products and disrupt existing markets on your way to entrepreneurial success. The follow-up to the New York Times bestseller, this great guide combines the concepts of customer insight, rapid experimentation, and actionable data from the Lean Startup methodology to allow individuals, teams, or even entire companies to solve problems, create value, and ramp up their vision quickly and efficiently. The belief that innovative outliers like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have some super-human ability to envision the future and build innovative products to meet needs that have yet to arise is a fallacy that too many fall prey to. This 'Myth of the Visionary' does nothing but get in the way of talented managers, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Taking a proven, measured approach, The Lean Entrepreneur will have you engaging customers, reducing time to market and budgets, and stressing your organization's focus on the power of loyal customers to build powerhouse new products and companies. This guide will show you how to: Apply actionable tips and tricks from successful lean entrepreneurs with proven track records Leverage the Innovation Spectrum to disrupt markets and create altogether new markets Use minimum viable products to drive strategy and conduct efficient market testing Quickly develop cross-functional innovation teams to overcome typical startup roadblocks The Lean Entrepreneur is your complete guide to getting your startup moving in the right direction quickly and hyper-efficiently.
Call Number: available online
Publication Date: 2016
The Lean Startup: how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses by Eric RiesMost startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business. The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on "validated learning," rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute. Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it's too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever.
Call Number: Stacks HD62.5 .R545 2014
Publication Date: 2011
Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business by Fred S. SteingoldThe all-in-one business law book Whether you're just starting a small business, or your business is already up and running, legal questions crop up on an almost daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise--but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business has helped more than a quarter million entrepreneurs and business owners master the basics, including how to: raise start-up money decide between an LLC or other business structure save on business taxes get licenses and permits choose the right insurance negotiate contracts and leases avoid problems if you're buying a franchise hire and manage employees and independent contractors attract and keep customers (and get paid on time), and limit your liability and protect your personal assets. The 15th edition is completely updated with the latest legal information and tax rules for small businesses. Whether you're a sole proprietor or an LLC or corporation, or a one-person business operating out of your home, or a company with a large staff leasing space, this book will help you start and run a successful business.
Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail's guide to building, growing, and celebrating startup success by Frank GruberShake up the market with these key ingredients to a successful startup Entrepreneurship starts with an idea and a dream: a dream of a better world for others, and a life less ordinary for yourself. These days, more people than ever are full of world-changing ideas and, thanks to technology, have the means to bring them to life. But many ideas remain just ideas, and many dreams just dreams. Startup Mixology is first and foremost a book about turning your ideas into action. From the cofounder of media company Tech Cocktail, a veteran entrepreneur and investor who was named one of the most connected people in tech, this book covers the basic "ingredients" of winning entrepreneurship. No abstract theories here - it shows you how to tackle everything from idea generation to launch to marketing to funding and how to start getting things done. Once you've taken that first step, the journey has only begun. Startup Mixology tells it like it is - and it's not easy! You'll learn about the harsh reality of starting up: what happens when you offend your customers, get no attention, or run out of money. These are the stories you don't always hear in the media. In the end, Startup Mixology is an optimistic book. You can do this - and you can have fun doing it, too. Every chapter also shows you how to enjoy the journey along the way - because if you don't, what's the point of it all? From cake baking to workations to llama parades, you'll learn how entrepreneurs around the world stay sane, reduce stress, and celebrate the positive. This may seem fluffy, but it's actually one of the biggest secrets of successful startups. Inside, you'll find the stories of companies like MakerBot, WordPress, Zappos, Basecamp, Uber, and more. Hear in their own words how they survived the startup phase, and learn from the straightforward and conversational Frank Gruber, who has met thousands of entrepreneurs and watched them grow their businesses. In many ways, entrepreneurship will be the most difficult undertaking of your career. But if you can find the right balance of hard work, support, and celebration, it can also be the most rewarding. Startup Mixology takes you through the whole process from start to finish, so you can begin the incomparable journey of turning your great ideas into great startups.
Zero to One: notes on startups, or how to build the future by Peter Thiel; Blake Masters#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.
New to entrepreneurship? Have an idea? CUNY Startups programs will set you on the right path. Explore the Startup Accelerator program and competitions. Created by experienced entrepreneurs, the Accelerator takes you from idea - to customer feedback - to ready for launch. Competitions allow you to learn while you compete and create a project that would look great on your resume.
At LaGuardia Community College, the SBDC can provide entrepreneurs with free, one-on-one professional counseling for existing and start-up businesses in English, Spanish, Korean and three dialects of Chinese.
SIBL is a branch of the New York Public Library offering materials and services for start-ups and established businesses seeking expansion. Advisory services are offered on-site by experienced business owners, certified financial planners and financial fitness coaches.
The NYC Small Business Resilience Grant is a $10,000 grant to help eligible small businesses recover from the economic hardships that occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible, a small business must either 1) earn at least 50% of its revenue from activities that are part of the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector, or the Accommodation and Food Services sector OR 2) operate from a low-to-moderate census tract as validated by the business address (use this map to check if your business is located in an eligible census tract)
This program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Playbook consists of three key sections, with tools, technologies, and strategies to help you protect your people, stabilize your business, and build and grow beyond COVID recovery. From NYC Small Business Services.
New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income.
This Roadmap will take you from the initial step of defining your business idea through your ultimate destination: launching your business. In each chapter, we’ll teach you what you need to do and give you the resources and expertise you need to get it done.
Free live and recorded webinars & interactive courses on small business topics. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship, supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration
50 Entrepreneurs share priceless advice
How to Start a Startup is a series of 20 video lectures originally given at Stanford University in Fall 2014.
Do Business with the U.S. Government
The United Sates government is a huge buyer--everything from food concessions to electrician services to toys. The federal government uses special programs to help small businesses win at least at 23% of all federal contracting dollars each year. Targeted programs help groups such as socially disadvantaged business owners (socially disadvantaged individuals are those who have been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias within American society), women business owners, and veterans who own businesses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.The SBA is an independent agency of the federal government created to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They recognize that small business is critical to building America's future and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.
Follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetable carts into the inner city of New York where finding a fresh fruits and vegetables can be a challenge. Through the lens of their personal stories, the film examines issues of food access, the obesity crisis, immigration, and entrepreneurship.
MBE magazine examines affirmative action and procurement programs in the public and private sectors, and provides in-depth coverage of crucial issues affecting the growth and survival of minority- and woman-owned businesses. Each issue also features the success story of a prominent minority or female entrepreneur.
The microloan program provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit childcare centers start up and expand. The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides funds to specially designated intermediary lenders, which are nonprofit community-based organizations with experience in lending as well as management and technical assistance. These intermediaries administer the Microloan program for eligible borrowers.
Find loans backed by the government and other funding options. Learn about emergency loans and tax relief available to businesses through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Hello Alice is an artificial intelligence platform to help you start and grow your company. Whether you’ve owned a business for years or you just had a brilliant idea in the shower, Hello Alice works by matching you with opportunities, locally and online, that will help you start and grow a business.
Lean business planning is simple, efficient business planning that starts with a core business plan and includes regular review and revisions. From Tim Berry, published author of business planning books such as:
3 Weeks to Startup: A high-speed guide to starting a business by Tim BerryThree weeks? Can you really start a business in three weeks? Yes, you can. Tim Berry, business planning expert and principal author of Business Plan Pro, the country's bestselling business plan software, and Sabrina Parsons, co-founder of Palo Alto Software UK, unveil a new, more innovative business landscape and show you how to streamline your startup using the fastest resource in the world--the internet. Eliminate the exhausting, time-consuming legwork involved in traditional startup plans, and instead fast track your business using a wealth of online tools and services. Berry and Parsons help you build your business step by step, including establishing your business plan, making your business legal, financing your venture, hiring your staff and more--using online tools and resources at every stage.
This tool provides entrepreneurs with a step-by-step guide to help them get started. Complete each section of SBA's Business Plan Tool at your own pace. Save your work at any time and pick up where you left off the next time you log into the tool.
Learn about the demographics and lifestyles of consumer segments in neighborhoods that you want to do business in. Go to “Zip Code Look Up” (to the right) and enter the zip code that you want to analyze
Useful for marketing research! Statistical Atlas lets you search for detailed demographic information presented in charts and maps across all geographical levels of the United States, ranging from the entire nation down to the individual block.
Topics include race, ethnicity, ancestry, income, employment, educational attainment, and more.
Access to information on over 1,300 industries you can use to create business plans and case studies across multiple disciplines. Use the iExpert Summary Report to study high-level industry information before a job interview.