As a lawyer representing new ventures and small businesses, people sometimes ask me where can they find out how to start a business, how to obtain financing, how to find good business partners, how to structure a business, how to obtain financing, how to protect intellectual property, how to write a business plan, and, did I mention how to obtain financing!  I often suggest Amazon, brick-and-mortar bookstores and the library.  But this is the information age, and the web has good resources, some of which are listed below.

First, a whitepaper by the North Carolina Department of Labor titled Industrial Recruitment and the Path of North Carolina's Economic Development to the Year 2000 (8 MB Adobe Acrobat/PDF file).

A short link page I put together on Entrepreneurial Economic Development.

From the Wall Street Journal, there is http://www.startupjournal.com/

The Kauffman Foundation is a top flight entrepreneurial organization and the have several excellent resources on the web

eVenturing - the entrepreneur's trusted guide to high growth  http://www.eventuring.org

Fast Trac http://www.fasttrac.org/

Kauffman Foundation http://www.kauffman.org/

Entrepreneur Magazine  http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Inc. Magazine http://www.inc.com/home/

Fast Company  http://www.fastcompany.com/homepage/index.html

Business 2.0 (now on CNN)  http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/

LocalTechWire http://www.localtechwire.com/

Charlotte Business Journal (see latest news on left side)  http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/charlotte/

First Tuesday  http://www.firsttuesday.com/

NCSU Institute for Emerging Issues  http://www.ncsu.edu/iei/index.php

All Business  http://www.allbusiness.com/

CEO Express http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp

The Entrepreneur's Organization  http://www.eonetwork.org/

Ad-aware 2007

“Let’s face it, there’s only one thing you can clean with dry paper.”

– from a C|Net review of the Toto Washlet S300, a bolt on bidet for the executive washroom.  You will note that this quote no longer appears on the C|Net site.  I'm sure someone got called on the carpet for permitting this quote up in the first place.




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