Small Business

Thinking of starting a small business? With current books and databases, we've got the resources you need to launch your small business. 

The small business start-up kit     Steps to small business start-up : everything you need to know to turn your idea into a successful business     The financially savvy entrepreneur : navigate the money maze of running a business     How to write a business plan      Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future


The up side of down : why failing well is the key to success      Building your business the right-brain way : sustainable success for the creative entrepreneur     Scale : seven proven principles to grow your business and get your life back     The small BIG : small changes that spark BIG influence      

Catalog Topics

Small Business
New Business Enterprises
Success in Business




Small Business Collection
Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories. Users will find hundreds of full text subject-appropriate periodicals.


Small Business Resource Center
Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Gale Businesess Insights Database


Business Insights: Essentials

(Formerly: Gale's Business and Company Resource Center) Business Insights brings together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.



SBA -- U.S. Small Business Administration
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration, an independent agency of the federal government, has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

Alexandria Small Business Development Center
The Alexandria Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides free tools, resources, and confidential services to small businesses in the City of Alexandria.

Washington D.C. SCORE
SCORE, America’s premier source of free and confidential business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide.

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. provides and supports programs offering educational and/or charitable benefits to the Washington Capital Region as well as educate the general public on issues of importance to the well-being of the community. 


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