Let's start with books! Our reference staff have put together the following booklists:
As a part of Small Business Month, we are featuring some of the ORL’s online resources that can entrepreneurs may find useful.
All resources discussed below can be accessed by ORL patrons through the “View all Digital Resources” button found on the ORL homepage, www.orl.bc.ca .
Looking to get your business off the ground and need some guidance on how to write a business plan to seek out funding? Check out the Business Plans Handbook; it offers a wide collection of sample business plans and business plan templates from everything from bakeries, to specialty clothing stores, to photography studios.
To find a sample business plans,· Search through all volumes of this series using the search box underneath the cover image of the handbook, or,
· Click on one of the listed volumes to browse through its contents.
You can find full-text articles on business news and management from the following magazines in the Canadian Business and Current Affairs index:
· Report on Business Magazine
· The Canadian Manager
For a refresher on how to search through CBCA by publication, check out last month’s blog post.
Do you want to read your magazines in full colour print-like layout? You can find these magazines, which focus on how Canadian issues affect businesses and entrepreneurs, in the ORL’s Zinio for Libraries collection:
If you are new to Zinio for Libraries, check out this helppage on the ORL website on how to get started.
Finally, here are some helpful links:
We hope you have a successful Small Business Month!