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by Ron Kurtus (revised 10 January 2018)

The following resources provide information on effectively starting and operating a business enterprise.


Business plans

Business Plan Software - Can download free sample business plans

Business Plan Software, Financial Planning, Cash Flow Plans & Business Planner


Baldridge National Quality Program - Awards for improved quality and competitiveness

Balanced Scorecard and Performance Measurement - Organized Change Consulting firm

Six Sigma Simplified


Handout - Beyond ROI

Measurement of ROI and effectiveness of TRAINING

Online Training ROI calculator

Return on Investment (ROI) for Usability (Alertbox)

Starting a business

Small Business Financing Options & Resources - from

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Start a business, write a business plan

StartupJournal Columnists

Business Resources for Entrepreneurs with a Disability

How to Start a Business - Guide -

Innovations for growth

IKEA History - IKEA website

Sales and promotion

Sales Understanding Customers and Building Relationships

Elements of a Succesful Creative Pitch - USC School for Communication and Journalism

Consumer Affairs for Brands - Blogs


Able Recognition - Recognition trophies

General business

Small Business Resource Center - How-to business guides from

Home Business Magazine Online - Articles on starting and running a home-based business

Creating Customer Evangelists How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force - download book

QuickMBA Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing,

Seven Habits Book Summaries

The Tipping Point (book) - Wikipedia


These books can be ordered from 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

Top-rated books on Business

Top-rated books on Busines Innovations


Research your market

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