by Ron Kurtus (revised 25 October 2016)
The following resources provide information on effectively starting and operating a business enterprise.
- Business plans
- Return on Investment (ROI)
- Starting business
- Innovations for growth
- Sales and promotion
- General business
Business Plan Software - Can download free sample business plans
Baldridge National Quality Program - Awards for improved quality and competitiveness
Balanced Scorecard and Performance Measurement - Organized Change Consulting firm
Small Business Financing Options & Resources - from BusinessFinancing.org
IKEA History - IKEA website
Elements of a Succesful Creative Pitch - USC School for Communication and Journalism
Able Recognition - Recognition trophies
Small Business Resource Center - How-to business guides from 99Designs.com
Home Business Magazine Online - Articles on starting and running a home-based business
These books can be ordered from Amazon.com or from your local bookstore.
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt - A best-selling 1992 book on production techniques or theories, written in the form of a novel.
Competing Against Time by George Stalk, Jr. and Thomas H. Hout, 1990 - Time is used as a metric in this approach on improving business performance.
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell - Includes examples of business innovations.
The Peter Principle - Why things always go wrong - 2011 version of classic book
Book summaries - Inspiration books by White Dover
Research your market
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