Kabara Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies



Here you will find a wealth of resources for the entrepreneur and those just getting started on their journey.

There are so many resources on this page, we have chosen to break them into subject areas.  Click on a heading below to expand a list of resources we have assembled to help get visitors pointed in the right direction.

General Resources

International Franchise Association  — Resources for franchising.

Start-up Nation — A source for small business advice, venture creation and entrepreneur forum.

SATOP —  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.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) —  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 A leading provider of business information solutions for credit and collections professionals.

Lime Service —  An online survey generator.

Business.com —  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.

Entrepreneurship.org — 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.

EshipLaw — A collection of legal references for entrepreneurs.

Annuity.org An organization that strives to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with information pertaining to their financial well-being.

Venture Capital

Garage Technology Ventures A seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund.

NVCA  The venture capital industry’s source for advocacy, networking, professional development and reliable and timely information.

Small Business Center  Information about small business loans and grants.

Venture AssociatesInformation 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 entrepreneurship. 

Marketing & e-Commerce

The American Marketing Association A collection of scholarly advice and journals for the modern-day entrepreneur and marketer 

E-Commerce Times E-commerce news aggregate

Marketing Techie Newsletter on marketing, innovation, tech, & new ventures

Entrepreneurship Abroad

Small Business Co. UK Advice and useful information about starting a business abroad, setting up a company, buying an existing overseas businesses, finding finance or loans and franchise opportunities.

Social Entrepreneurship
Ashoka – An international association of social entrepreneurs

CASE – Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Magazine  An online resource for social entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Research
Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference – Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Harvard Business School  Catalogue of entrepreneurship research and articles

Journal of Business Venturing – Scholarly views on entrepreneurship

Small Business Economics – An academic journal about entrepreneurial financing

Entrepreneurship and Regional Development Viewpoints on modern entrepreneurship and regional development

Teaching Entrepreneurship
Venture Notebook – Tools to help teach business principles

Worldshapers Resources to teach how social entrepreneurship can create a better world

Free Podcasts and videos from Stanford University’s Entrepreneurial Corner

“Small Business School:” From PBS and Voice of America

Frontline World Social Entrepreneurs Series

Ideas Worth Spreading: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world

Videos to accompany Katz and Green textbook, Entrepreneurial Small Business

Small Business Television: A simulated “news” experience for venture creation and management

Information, support and network for entrepreneurial women

It May be Time to Start Pursuing Your Dream

Women In Entrepreneurship

Key4Women – Networking, financing and educational resources.

Ladies Who LaunchA networking site for women entrepreneurs.

NAFEArticles, advice and forums hosted by the National Association for Female Executives.

The National Women’s Business Council – A bi-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an
independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

NAWBO The official website of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Womenable – A research, program and policy development consultancy whose mission is to improve the environment for women-owned enterprises worldwide.

Women Can Do AnythingResources for business women and female entrepreneurs to start & grow a business, build wealth and boost their health.

Women EntrepreneurGet advice from leading women experts from all across the country.

Women Presidents’ Organization  Promoting the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs.


Findlaw Resources for small business ventures.

Free Patents Online – Patent search site.

Lect Law Hundreds of links and resources regarding legal issues and the law.

Legal links for Prentice Hall’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship http://www.prenhall.com/scarbzim/html/links/links18.html

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.

Arnoud Engelfriet’s useful source of information on IP, patents and the patent process and includes commentary on differences between different national patent systems.