Entrepreneurship (Web Resources)

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Entrepreneurship Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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  • IPAC - Entrepreneur Resources Concise directory of essentials for entrepreneurs provided by Steely Library's Intellectual Property Resource Center.
  • National Business Incubation Association
    The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. It provides thousands of professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies worldwide. The National Business Incubation Association is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization based in Athens, Ohio. An elected, 15-member voting board of directors representing the world's leading incubators governs the association.
  • State-by-State Guide to Doing Business
    This State-By-State Guide to Doing Business, is based on data in the SBA's "2004 State Small Business Economic Profiles" report, an annual study that includes information from 2003 on the total number of firms, small-business income, industrial composition, job growth, and minority and women-owned businesses throughout the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
    Formerly the National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the GCEC totals 200 university based entrepreneurship centers. It is the vehicle by which the top established centers, as well as the new emerging centers, can work together to share information, develop special projects, and assist each other in advancing and improving their centers' impact.
  • Startup Journal (Center for Entrepreneurs)
    From the Wall Street Journal comes this online section for entrepreneurs, with new articles daily and links to franchising information and to trends in small business, a How-To section, and a Search engine.
  • National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship (Kauffman Foundation)
    The National Dialogue on Entrepreneurship "was established to provide local, state, and national leaders with a roadmap of how to sustain and expand a flourishing entrepreneurial economy." "The Commission is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation." See their Research Papers and Official Reports, and Statistics.
  • World Chambers Network
    The WCN portal officially links the virtual online commerce space to the dynamic and only truly global physical business network of over 14,000 registered Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI) that in turn represent over 40 million member businesses worldwide.
  • Fedstats
    FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.
  • Economic Census
    Every five years the U.S. Bureau of the Census surveys the business areas of wholesale trade, retail trade, service industries, manufacturers, and the construction industry. The results are published under the titles Census of Wholesale Trade, Census of Retail Trade, etc. Statistics are given for a broad range of items. Some of the statistics are compiled in a geographical arrangement; (for example, service industries in Kentucky), and some are by subject (for example, a study limited to minority-owned business).
  • American Community Survey (US Census Bureau)
    The American Community Survey is an on-going survey, is sent to a small sample of the population, tells us what the population looks like and how it lives, and helps communities determine where to locate services and allocate resources.
  • My Best Segments-Zip Code Look-Up
    People living in the same neighborhoods tend to have similar lifestyles, proving the old adage that "birds of a feather flock together" still holds true. To a large extent, you are where you live!
    Claritas' newest segmentation system defines every neighborhood in the U.S. in terms of 66 distinct lifestyle types using ground-breaking segmentation techniques. You can get a first look at your neighborhood using PRIZM NE using MyBestSegments.com.
    Select the segmentation system you prefer and enter your 5-digit ZIP Code–you'll get your neighborhood's top five segments, along with some descriptive detail about each segment's lifestyle traits.
  • Media Planning and Buying Calculators
  • Advertising Age-Data Center
    The U.S.'s largest media companies, magazines and newspapers. Includes circulation, linage and ad revenue rankings.
  • Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation
    The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Northern Kentucky Tri-ED) was created as a nonprofit corporation in 1987 underthe auspices of the Fiscal Courts in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The seventeen-member Board of Directors is comprised judges and executives from the area.
    Northern Kentucky Tri-ED provides assistance to local companies that are expanding their operations and works with the local communities to develop the resources and infrastructure to support its economic development program. We also play a supportive role for other public agencies and private development companies having a common mission.
  • The Northern Kentucky University Small Business Development Center
    "The SBDC at Northern Kentucky University provides a wide variety of professional consulting and training services to small business owners and prospective small business owners, in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area." Their website features the steps for starting a new business, research links on the web, and online training opportunities.


The Entrepreneurship Research Guide is maintained by John Schlipp. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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