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Resources for Business

General Information | Books | Journals | Web Resources | Handouts |

 

Featured Resource

Rhode Island, Office of the Secretary of State: Business Services
As the official repository for business and commercial records, we maintain the records of over 65,000 registered corporate entities, 140,000 commercial liens, 4,000 trademark/service mark registrations and 21,000 notaries public commissions.
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/business/


General Information

Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.
These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Books

Books and media on Business in general can be found in the Library under the classifications 
HF5001 through HF6182.2. Works on Small Business, i.e., small business enterprises, are found in HD2340.8 through HD2346.5. Works on small business and the law are found in KF1659 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading Small Business--Law and Legislation--United States).

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  The entrepreneur's guide to business law /
Constance E. Bagley, Craig E. Dauchy. 3rd ed.
KF390 .B84 B34 2008 
  Legal forms for starting & running a small business / Fred S. Steingold. 7th ed.
Ref. KF1659.A65 S74 2012
This book includes over 60 of the most important forms you'll need to run your small business--as well as thorough, plain-English information and line-by-line instructions so you can get the job done right.  [4/14]
♦  Limited liability companies for dummies / by Jennifer Reuting, 2nd ed.
KF1380 .R48 2011 
Limited Liabilty Companies For Dummies is a clear, concise guide that explains the pros and cons of LLCs and shares insider insights on everything from choosing your members and your company name to creating and filing your Articles of Organization, to the day-to-day operation of your LLC. Plus, you'll the most current, real-world advice on customizing an LLC for your specific business needs. [5/15]
♦  The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business / Steven D. Strauss. 3rd ed.
HD62.7 .S875 2012

Journals

Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

♦  Barron's (in Library  Current 2 years only
♦  Bloomberg Businessweek [Also called Business week]
(in Library   Current 6 months only)  (e-journal   2010 - present) [3/17]
♦  Consumer Reports
(
in Library  Current 12 months only) (e-journal   1991 - present [3/17]
♦  Entrepreneur (e-journal 2003 - present)
Articles, interviews, business profiles, financing, marketing, advertising and legislative news of note aimed at the small business owner or those planning to start a new or additional business. [12/16]
♦  Money (in Library) (e-journal 1990 - present) [12/16]
♦  Providence Business News  (in Library  Current 12 months only) [3/17]
♦  Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ) (in Library  Current 3 years only)
(Past issues archive available online
[3/17]
♦  The Wall Street Journal (in Library   Current 2 months only) [3/17]

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:
♦  FindLaw: Small Business Law
URL: http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/
Excellent resource for forms and great information for startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses [8/16]
♦  RI Business Portal 
URL: http://sos.ri.gov/divisions/Business-Portal/
"This gateway is designed to help you access all of the tools that you will need to plan, start and maintain your busines or non-profit." Secretary of State.  [5/17]
♦  Small Business Administration: Starting & Managing a Business
URL: https://www.sba.gov/starting-managing-business 
This section of the SBA's website contains information on learning the aspects of starting a business, and managing and growing your business effectively.  [5/17]

Handouts:

♦  How to Research a Legal Problem: a guide for non-Lawyers [pdf]

♦  Business Resources  (rev. August, 2015)

Last updated 2017.05/ -