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ENTR 37080 : New Venture Creation: Home

This Research Guide is intended for students in the course ENTR 37080 / New Venture Creation, taught by Mary Heidler

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Business Plans Handbook

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.    Access and search volumes 13 - 38 through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.  

More Useful Databases

Selected Courses from is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. All Kent State faculty, staff, and students have access to at no charge. Login at Here is a list of just a few of the entrepreneurship and small business titles available on

  • Entrepreneurship: Finding and Testing Your Business Idea
  • Brad Field on Validating Your Start-up Idea
  • Special Considerations for Entrepreneurs
  • Design Thinking: Venture Design
  • Creating a Product-Centric Organization
  • Social Media Marketing for Small Business
  • Small Business Survival Kit
  • Finance Essentials for Small Business