Small Business

Small business books available at Cardinal Meyer Library:


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Recommended Databases:

Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.

Business Source Complete
EBSCO’s most comprehensive business database.

EBSCOhost Databases
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number of databases from the library’s complete list available through EBSCO.

Newspaper Source Plus*
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.

Nexis Uni
Full text coverage of news, business, law, medicine and general reference. Includes corporate directories and related industries.

Regional Business News*
Business journals, newspapers and newswires from within the United States.

* = Access provided by BadgerLink

Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Videos from Films on Demand:

Small Business Management: Starting Up (25:47)
Flexible hours, the opportunity to make large profits, and being your own boss can all make the idea of starting up a business very appealing—but getting that idea off the ground can be quite a challenge. This program explores what it takes to be a successful small business owner, covering topics such as product demand, niche markets, profitability, the importance choosing an appropriate name, and legalities. With solid market research, an understanding of business principles, and a lot of hard work, success may well come your way.

Entrepreneurs on the Edge: Startups in Jeopardy Series (1:14:42)
What is it like to open a new business? And, once started, what does it take to keep it going and growing? Filmed in the U.K., this series profiles three small-business owners to see how they deal with stress and uncertainty as they skillfully guide their startups through the first stages of operation—a period when everything is still new, and bankruptcy is an ever-present danger. 3-part series, 25 minutes each.

Tricky Business: Advice for Struggling Entrepreneurs Series (1:14:51)
Multimillionaire John Boyle is the Donald Trump of the U.K. Over the course of this series, John provides valuable suggestions to three pairs of eager and talented twentysomethings whose fledgling ventures are struggling to stay airborne. But will they take his advice? 3-part series, 24 minutes each.

Keys to Success in Business (30:04)
Starting a business is like learning a musical instrument—certain steps and practices are required, or you just make noise. This video shows aspiring entrepreneurs ten principles for creating a solid, profitable company. Developing a realistic plan, seeking guidance from experienced mentors, building rapport with suppliers, and maintaining client relationships are a few of the subjects covered. With in-depth interviews featuring young owner-managers of recent computer gaming and graphics start-ups, Keys to Success in Business provides specific advice on recognizing, enhancing, and fine-tuning company strengths and on increasing harmony among partners.


InWisconsin: Grow Your Business

ADVOCAP Fond du Lac Business Development Program

Wisconsin Business Law Resources

Small Business Pathfinder

Small Business Administration

SCORE Toolbox

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Resources

Startup Wisconsin

For more business-related resources, use the Business pathfinder.

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