Focus on...Small Business Week 2017

Published: Oct 18, 2017
Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017

As the days get shorter, we celebrate Small Business Week 2017 with our partners at David Lam Library at UBC. Business Librarian Irena Trebic has picked a list of business books that can help guide you, whatever stage your business is in.

Business Start-up in the Digital Age by Inc

This book helps inventors as well as those who want to sell an existing product or find something appropriate. Once you’ve got your business idea, it takes you through market research, human resources, marketing, business plans and more.

Crowdfunding for Beginners How to Raise Money for Start-Ups, Early Stage Enterprises, Charities and Non-Profits by Inc

Crowdfunding is remaking the funding landscape for entrepreneurs and non-profits. This book explains how crowdfunding functions and what you can do to make a successful campaign.

Management innovation and entrepreneurship : a global perspective edited by Demetris Vrontis, Georgia Sakka, and Monaliz Amirkhanpour

Authors from around the world tackle issues in management and entrepreneurship. Topics include corporate social responsibility, innovation management for retailing, web-site business performance, and the need for marketing in universities. A truly global perspective on management and innovation.

Uncertainty in entrepreneurial decision making : the competitive advantages of strategic creativity by Panagiotis E. Petrakis and Dimitra P. Konstantakopoulou

Petrakis and Konstantakopoulou show us how uncertainty can lead to creative advantage in business management. Change occurs quickly and frequently in modern business environments and the ability to strategize around uncertainty is crucial to successful entrepreneurship.

The entrepreneurial arch : a strategic framework for discovering, developing and renewing firms by Timothy L. Faley

Faley’s goal in writing this book was to create a unified description of entrepreneurship. He develops a holistic view of entrepreneurship that is based on six fundamental components, presented in a clear and structured format.

British Columbia’s new north : how to build your business, respect communities–and prosper by Ramona Materi

One of our #sbalibrary 2017 picks, “British Columbia’s New North” is essential reading for BC entrepreneurs. Learn about doing business in the communities of northern British Columbia.

Base of the Pyramid 3.0 : sustainable development through innovation & entrepreneurship by Stuart L. Hart, Fernando Casado Caneque

The term ‘base of the pyramid’ refers to the 60% of people whose annual income is less than $1,500 and a method to address poverty and create sustainable business.  This book can help readers understand how to choose and adapt a business model to support different communities and increase sustainabilitiy.

Strategy formulation in entrepreneurial firms by Azhdar Karami

Karami examines strategy formulation in SMEs – how strategies are formulated and implemented. He asks the intriguing question, can large corporations learn from small businesses around strategy formulation? He also provides recommendations for improving strategic management processes.

Confessions of an entrepreneur : how to survive the highs and lows of starting up by Chris Robson

In Confessions of an Entrepreneur, Robson goes beyond the how-to of business books and delves into the emotional issues at the core of entrepreneurship. With interviews from leading entrepreneurs, you’ll learn about the journey that every entrepreneur undergoes.

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