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General Small Business Startup
Are you ready to start your small business? Here are some books and recommended web sites to get you started.
Books
  • 48 Hour Start-up: From Idea To Launch In 1 Weekend (658.11 Doh)
    So many of us dream of starting our own business, but very few of us actually do. Deciding to go for it feels overwhelming:like the decision of a lifetime. But what if it only had to be the decision of a weekend? And what if it didn’t have to cost a fortune to give it a shot?
  • Eat People And Other Unapologetic Rules For Game-Changing Entrepreneurs (658.409 Kes)
    Kessler boils everything down into 12 surprising and often controversial rules.
  • Go Do! (658 .11 Har)
    For people who have always wanted to start a business!
  • How To Run A Business Without Really Trying (658.11 Got)
    ,”What every entrepreneur should not do when running a business,”
  • How To Start A Business And Ignite Your Life (658.11 Sir)
    A simple guide to combining business wisdom with passion.
  • How To Start A Small Business In Canada (658.110971 How)
    This book is not just a primer, you will find it the “bible” on starting and managing a small business in Canada.
  • It’s Your Business (658.022 Ram)
    183 essential tips that will transform your small business from the host of MSNBC’s Your Business show.
  • Main Street Entrepreneur: Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live (658.11 Gla)
    Not everyone can create game-changing technology, not everyone can secure venture capital, and not everyone can build a $50 million company. But everyone can build the kinds of Main Street businesses that exist across the country.
  • Million Dollar Women (658.40908 Pim)
    The essential guide for female entrepreneurs who want to go big.
  • Senior’s Guide To Starting A Business In Ontario (658.11084 Wil)
    ,”It’s never too late to become your own boss and earn money on a full-time or part-time basis.”
  • Sixteen Weeks to Your Dream Business (658.11082 Jon)
    written specifically for women, this helpful 16 week planner walks you through the planning process to make your business idea a reality.
  • Six-Week Start-Up (658.041 Abr)
    A step-by-step program for starting your business, making money, and achieving your goals!
  • Spark And Hustle: Launch And Grow Your Small Business Now (658.11 Joh)
    Based on her successful “Spark and Hustle” workshops, Tory breaks down the basics and helps you create a plan for success.
  • Start Up And Run Your Own Business (658.11 Reu)
    The essential guide to planning, funding and growing your new enterprise.
  • Start Your Own Business And Hire Yourself (658.1141 Cap)
    ,”Insider tips for successful self-employment in any economy.”
  • Start Your Own Business Bible (658.11 Wal)
    ,”Establish your new career for as little as $500!”
  • Starting A Business All-In-Oe For Dummies (658.11 All)
    Provides you with an easily understandable road map to today’s most innovative and effective business techniques and strategies.
  • Starting A Successful Business In Canada (658.110971 Jam)
    Packed with practical, useful information that will help you master the start-up procedure.
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Low-Cost Startups (658.11 Rei)
    This book offers over 100 ideas for small businesses you can start yourself with a little capital and lots of creative energy.
  • The Dragon’s Den Guide To Assessing Your Business Concept (658.4012 Dra)
    Based on the CBC’s Dragon’s Den, this book will help entrepreneurs decide whether their idea can become a viable business.
  • The Start-Up Equation: A Visual Guidebook For Building Your Startup (658.11 Fis)
    This book leads you step-by-step through the decisions you need to make to find your perfect start-up model.
  • The Startup Owner’s Manual  (658.11 Bla)
    The step-by-step guide for building a great company.
  • Your Idea Inc (338 Abr)
    a twelve-step plan to take those good ideas of yours and build them into great products that can succeed in the marketplace.
  • Your Small Business Adventure (658.11 Hal)
    ,”A detailed specific nuts-and-bolts approach to doing things simply and right the first time.”
Web Sites
  • Are You Ready To Start A Business?
    (sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/u/startup.htm)
    Where do you start? How do you start? Are you ready to start a small business in Canada?
  • Bizpal Richmond Hill
    (www.richmondhill.ca/bizpal)
    Bizpal is an new online service for small business owners who are just starting up their business. Bizpal identifies which permits and licences are required and how to obtain them. “One stop shopping” for the busy small business owner!
  • Canada Business Network
    (www.canadabusiness.ca/ontario)
    Provides access to free information on federal and provincial business-related programs, services and regulations.
  • Canada Business Ontario
    (www.cbo-eco.ca/en/index.cfm/starting/getting-started/)
    Are you thinking of starting a small business in Ontario but don’t know who to turn to for help and guidance? This is a great place to start and will get you moving in the right direction.
  • CRA Guide To Canadian Small Business
    (www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4070/)
    This will introduce you to Canada Revenue Agency’s programs and online services you need to know about when starting up a new small business.
  • Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocate
    (www.jbsba.com)
    Contains a wealth of information for small business owners.
  • Ontario Network Of Entrepreneurs
    (www.onebusiness.ca)
    Ontario’s favourable tax rates and streamlined registration and licensing procedures make it a great place to set up shop. Above all, Ontario offers many services to help your business succeed.
  • Ontario Small Business Support Services and Advice
    (www.ontario.ca/business-and-economy/small-business-advice-support-services-regulations)
    Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Trade provides advice, support services and information on regulations to help small businesses operate and succeed.
  • Richmond Hill Public Library Business Resources
    (www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca/SmallBusiness)
    Not sure where to even start? We can assist in determining your small business needs. Contact the Business Librarian at 905 884 9288 ex. 304
  • Small Business Administration
    (www.sba.gov)
    This respected American site for small businesses provides shareware and International links.
  • Small Business Enterprise Centre
    (BusinessRichmondHill.ca)
    Richmond Hill’s SBEC provides a wealth of business advisory services and training programs targeted at helping small businesses start, grow and succeed.
  • Small Business Toolkit
    (www.smetoolkit.org)
    This site gives small business owners free “tools” such as business forms and free software to build a website as well as useful links to other resources.
  • Start Up York Region
    (startupyork.ca)
    A non-profit, volunteer and entrepreneur-led peer-to-peer network of small business owners and “intrapreneurs,”
  • The Canadian Federation of Small Business
    (www.cfib.ca)
    A lobbying group for small to medium sized businesses at all levels of governmetn.
  • Toronto Public Library: Small Business
    (www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/smallbusiness/)
    Toronto Public Library’s web site for small business. Information on starting, running or expanding a small business in Ontario.
  • Town Of Richmond Hill: Guide To New Businesses
    (www.richmondhill.ca/en/shared-content/resources/documents/EcDev-New-Business-Guide.pdf)
    Are you thinking of setting up your business in the Town Of Richmond Hill? The Town has put this must-read guide together for you and your new business.
  • VentureLAB
    (www.venturelab.ca)
    Helps technology, health and other creative entrepreneurs bring their innovations to market.
*Information provided by the Business Services Web page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the Library's Disclaimer and Copyright Notice regarding linked sites. If you notice a broken link or wish to suggest a useful Web site, please contact the Business Librarian at 905.884.9288 x304 or e-mail jgirot@rhpl.ca.