Small Business Month is upon us! Here are some books that will help you through some important steps developing your small business.
Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship
Building A Dream: A Canadian Guide To Starting Your Own Business. 8th Ed. Good, Walter S. 2011
The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating And Avoiding The Pitfalls That Can Sink A Startup
Wasserman, Noam. 2012
Full Steam Ahead: Unleash The Power Of Vision In Your Company And Your Life. 2nd Ed. Blanchard, Kenneth H., 2011. Ebook.
Entreleadership: 20 Years Of Practical Business Wisdom From The Trenches. Ramsey, Dave., 2011. Also available as an audiobook CD and an Ebook.
Developing A Business Plan
Business Plans Handbook: A Compilation Of Actual Business Plans Developed By Small Businesses Throughout North America. Gale Research Inc. Multiple volumes and years. These volumes are also available as Ebooks.
Business Plans That Work: A Guide For Small Business. 2nd ed. Zacharakis, Andrew., 2011
How To Write A Business Plan. 3rd ed. Finch, Brian, 2010
The Most Important Considerations For Starting Your Own Business: The Feasibility Study And Business Plan. Barringer, Bruce R. 2011. Ebook
Successful Business Plans In A Week. Maitland, Iain., 2012
Your First Business Plan: A Simple Question And Answer Format Designed To Help You Write Your Own Plan. 5th ed. Covello, Joseph A., 2005
Market Research for Your Business
The New Business Road Test: What Entrepreneurs And Executives Should Do Before Writing A Business Plan. 3rd ed. Mullins, John W., 2010. Ebook
Pulse: The New Science Of Harnessing Internet Buzz To Track Threats And Opportunities. Hubbard, Douglas W., 2011
Questionnaire Design: How To Plan, Structure And Write Survey Material For Effective Market Research. 2nd ed. Brace, Ian, 2008
Social Media Metrics For Dummies. Poston, Leslie, 2012
Developing a Marketing Strategy
Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest, And Most Reliable System For Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even If You Hate Marketing And Selling. Port, Michael, 2011. Also available as an eAudiobook. Earlier edition available as an audiobook CD.
Marketing For Entrepreneurs: Concepts And Applications For New Ventures. Crane, Frederick G., 2010
Marketing Shortcuts For The Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility And Crush Your Competition. Schwerdtfeger, Patrick, 2011. Also available as an Ebook.
The Successful Marketing Plan: How To Create Dynamic, Results Oriented Marketing. 4th ed. Hiebing, Roman G., 2012
Design For Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy For Business Growth. Duggan, Kevin J., 2012
Mcgraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Operations Management. Brennan, Linda L., 2011
Rightsizing Inventory. Aiello, Joseph L., 2008 (at North York Central Library and Toronto Reference Library)
Service Innovation: How To Go From Customer Needs To Breakthrough Services. 1st ed. Bettencourt, Lance, 2010
Smart Growth: Building An Enduring Business By Managing The Risks Of Growth. Hess, Edward D., 2010
Learning About Financial Management
Cash Flow For Dummies. Tracy, John A. 2011
Finance For Non-Financial Managers And Small Business Owners. 2nd ed. Tuller, Lawrence W., 2008
Financial Management 101: Get A Grip On Your Business Numbers. 2nd ed. Mohr, Angie, 2008
Small Business Financial Strategies. Showmehow Videos, 2006. DVD
Business Financing For Beginners: Where To Find Money To Grow Your Dream. Learn2succeed.com Inc., 2009
Essentials Of Venture Capital. Haislip, Alexander, 2011
Financing Your Business: Get A Grip On Finding The Money. 1st ed. Mohr, Angie, 2005
Get Your Business Funded: Creative Methods For Getting The Money You Need. Strauss, Steven D., 2011
Locavesting: The Revolution In Local Investing And How To Profit From it. Cortese, Amy., 2011
A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies For Women-Owned Firms. Coleman, Susan, 2012
Close Like A Pro: Selling Strategies For Success. Qubein, Nido R., 2011. eAudiobook
The Greatest Salesman In The World. Mandino, Og. Several editions are available.
Perfect Selling: Open The Door, Close The Deal. Richardson, Linda, 2008
Small Message, Big Impact: How To Put The Power Of The Elevator Speech Effect To Work For You. 1st ed. Sjodin, Terri L., 2011
Smarter Selling: How To Grow Sales By Building Trusted Relationships. 2nd ed. Dugdale, Keith, 2011
Don’t forget to check magazines for case studies and inspiring stories:
Many other business magazines and journals, often in both print and electronic format, can be found by checking our catalogue.