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Entrepreneurship: Getting Started
A guide to resources for both community-based and UK-affiliated entrepreneurs.
Commerce Lexington Inc, is a nonprofit public-private economic development partnership representing the Lexington MSA. At Commerce Lexington Inc., everything we do is aimed at helping business owners succeed by equipping them with the tools they need to grow or expand their business.
The KSBDC provides unparalleled consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Our services include: one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions.
The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship is the nexus for startup companies at the University of Kentucky. Services include market research, commercialization assessment, assistance with business plans and marketing strategies, connections to vetted service providers, and access to federal, state and private funding sources.
This research guide is designed for use by both community-based andUK-affiliated entrepreneurs.
If you are not affiliated with the University of Kentucky (as faculty, staff, or student), you will have to come to one of ourcampus locations in order to access most of the electronic resources. Community members who are Kentucky residents and over 18 years of age can get alibrary card and check-out materials.
New ventures are often launched into highly dynamic environments characterized by rapid technological change, inherent unpredictability and an uncertain cash flow. While new ventures offer those who initiate them a high degree of independence, excitement, and potential for great reward, they also bring high risk, stress and greater potential for failure. Thus, it takes a special set of skills, techniques, and temperament to succeed. These skills, along with the potential risks and rewards and environmental settings and characteristics, are explored in the Encyclopedia of New Venture Management.
Exploring Entrepreneurship examines the nature of entrepreneurial activity in the 21st century, and aims to help students develop the skills and knowledge required by commercial and social entrepreneurs.
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.
Links scholarly research on business models and organizational design to the reality of building entrepreneurial firms. It provides actionable advice based on a deeper understanding of how business models function and change.The insights, tools and cases, provide a fresh perspective on emerging trends in entrepreneurship, organizational change and high-growth firms.
In this annual two-volume annotated guide, you'll discover more than 27,000 listings of live and print sources of information designed to facilitate the start-up, development and growth of specific small businesses, as well as more than 29,000 similar listings for small business topics.
Provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own businesses, including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, and tax planning.
With an emphasis on problem solving, BizFilings Business Owner's Toolkit offers more than 3,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, startup advice and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The more you know about starting a business, the more power you have to form an organization that develops into a lasting source of income and satisfaction. For help with the beginning stages of operating a business, the checklist on this website is a great place to start.
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