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School of Entrepreneurship

Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University

Useful Web Sites for Entrepreneurs


  • International Franchise Association – Resources for franchising
  • Startup Nation – A source for small business advice, venture creation and entrepreneur forum.
  • SATOP is a free service designed to provide technical assistance and speed the transfer of space technology to the private sector.
  • Welcome to ESBRI – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute. Disseminates knowledge on entrepreneurship, innovation and small business
  • Entrepreneur – A news and resource aggregate site for many topics related to creating new ventures.
  • An economics-related link listed hosted at the University of Texas.
  • The Conference Board publishes leading, coincident, and lagging indexes designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle for nine countries around the world.
  • The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
  • BizFilings – Legal documents to help new ventures incorporate or begin partnerships.
  • A list of top web hosting companies
  • eCredit is a leading provider of business information solutions for credit and collections professionals.
  • Lime Service – An online survey generator.
  • – The leading business search engine and business directory designed to help its users find the companies, products, services, and information they need to make the right business decisions.
  • The Rural Development Leadership Network supports economic growth and new ventures in low-income rural settings.
  • – A collection of entrepreneurial resources hosted by the Kauffman Foundation
  • Business in Books – A blog featuring books on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial themes
  • The world of business in movies – A blog featuring films that incorporate entrepreneurial themes
  • Tim Berry talks about everything to do with business plans, starting ventures and having a life, to boot
  • Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center: local Florida resources for venture creation
  • Kauffman Data Symposium: Workshops on entrepreneurship and innovation research
  • Jim Flowers‘ take on business and venture creation
  • Virtual Incubator: A “Facebook” for entrepreneurs
  • The StartUp 411 – Everything an entrepreneur needs to raise capital
  • Entrepreneurship E-Law

Non-Academic Journals

Venture Capital

  • Venture Associates – Information on raising private money, preparation of Private Placement Memorandums (Reg D), writing business plans, going public and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs and DPOs), business plan outlines, Venture Capital, Venture Capital Clubs and “How to” Books about entrepreneuring.
  • NVCA is the venture capital industry’s source for advocacy, networking, professional development and reliable and timely information.
  • Garage Technology Ventures is a seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund.
  • Information about small business loans and grants.

Business Plans

Entrepreneurial Marketing and E-Commerce

Entrepreneurship Abroad

Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Research

Teaching Entrepreneurship

University Departments


Women in Entrepreneurship



Intellectual Property

  • Bronwyn Hall is a prolific author on patents and global IP protection and her website has several links to articles and course outlines for Innovation courses, as well as interesting links to patent and IP data. Overall, a useful starting point for detailed teaching and research background on the subject.
  • The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. Oriented toward providing access to WIPO reports on various topics.
  • Arnoud Engelfriet’s useful source of information on IP, patents and the patent process and includes commentary on differences between different national patent systems.