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Entrepreneurship: The Basics

Entrepreneurship

Reading about Entrepreneurship
Link to The Common Path to Uncommon Success in the catalog
Link to Start Your Own Consulting Business in the catalog
Link to Small Business Revolution in the catalog
Link to Startup Myths and Models in the catalog
Link to Around the Corner to Around the World in the catalog
Link to Level Up in the catalog
Link to How I Built This in the catalog
Link to Boss Up! in the catalog
Link to How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital in the catalog
Link to Secrets of Sand Hill Road in the catalog
Link to Skip the Line in the catalog
Link to 100 Side Hustles in the catalog
Link to Influencer in the catalog
Link to Starting a Business all in one for Dummies in the catalog
Link to Small Business Start-up Kit in the catalog
Link to Bloomberg Businessweek in the catalog
Link to The Wall Street Journal in the catalog
Link to Entrepreneur in the catalog
Link to Wired in the catalog
Link to Fairfield County Business Journal in the catalog
Link to Business Plans for Dummies in the catalog
Link to Burn the Business Plan in the catalog
Link to Creative Calling in the catalog
Link to The Ultimate Guide to Amazon Advertising in the catalog
Link to LinkedIn for Business in the catalog
Link to Crushing It! in the catalog
Link to Unscaled in the catalog
Link to Loonshots in the catalog
Link to Company of One in the catalog
Link to Free to Focus in the catalog
Link to Build in the Catalog
What does it mean to be an Entrepreneur? 

It's more than being a business owner; it's a perspective and a lifestyle.
The road to entrepreneurship is often a treacherous one filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks and dead ends. There are lots of sleepless nights, plans that don't work out, funding that doesn't come through and customers that never materialize. It can be so challenging to launch a business that it may make you wonder why anyone willingly sets out on such a path. Despite all of these hardships, every year, thousands of entrepreneurs embark on this journey determined to bring their vision to fruition and fill a need they see in society. They open brick-and-mortar businesses, launch tech startups or bring a new product or service into the marketplace.

An entrepreneur identifies a need that no existing businesses addresses and determines a solution for that need. (Continue reading from Business News Daily

Local and State Entrepreneur Services

SCORE Fairfield County
Entrepreneur education and mentorship provided by volunteers in a wide variety of fields and special interest areas. Small Business Resilience Hub offers extra support for uncertain times.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center 
Comprehensive business assistance with expert business advice, resources, tools and online training.

The Refinery
The Refinery provides programming, tools, and  mentor networks to fuel the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship.

State & Federal Resources for Business Owners
Town of Westport's resource page on small business loans, reopening and recovery support, unemployment and more.

Databases for Company, Industry and Topics Research

ABI/Inform
Global business/industry coverage from news, journals, books, media/video, conferences, government documents, company and market reports and more. Info on startups, innovation, training, business incubators, industries, companies/people.

LexisNexis 
Find business profiles and news, using the Company Dossier module. Legal information includes regulations, case law and law review articles.

LinkedIn Learning (Previously Lynda.com)
Over 16,000+ professionally-produced courses in 7 languages. Our courses cover everything from tip-of-the-spear technologies to basic computer literary, so there’s something for every patron who wants to learn.

Data Axel Reference Solutions (previously ReferenceUSA)
Profiles more than 24 million American businesses. Search by industry, geographic area and other criteria to check competitive landscape. Download data in multiple formats.

New York Times
Search for articles or follow the NYT Entrepreneurship webpage for the latest news, profiles, reports and trends.

Wall Street Journal
Find articles and news on entrepreneurial topics, people, businesses and industries. Consult the WSJ Small Business How-to Guide.

Other Guides to Explore
Link to Industry Resources Resource Guide
Link to Networking Resource Guide
Link to Business Books Resource Guide
Link to Working From Home Resource Guide
Link to Virtual Job Hunting Resource Guide

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