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 Associates  Information 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.

How to Make a Website  Site Builder Report’s How to Make a Website: The Definitive Guide can help small businesses, entrepreneurs, and various other individuals learn how to create a high quality website through their thirteen part guide.

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 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” Series from PBS and Voice of America’s  YouTube Channel

Frontline World Social Entrepreneurs Series from PBS

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

Videos to accompany Katz and Green textbook, Entrepreneurial Small Business from Jerry Katz’s YouTube Channel

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

Information, support and network for entrepreneurial women from Springboard Enterprises

Women In Entrepreneurship

Key4Women Networking, financing and educational resources.

Ladies Who Lauch  A networking site for women entrepreneurs.

NAFE  Articles, 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.

Resource Center for Women in Business  Purdue Global’s resource page that highlights notable educational, career support and community resources for women. Also includes scholarship resources, entrepreneurial funding opportunities, business programs and networking opportunities for female business professionals and entrepreneurs.

Resources for Women in Business  Zenbusiness’ thoroughly compiled list of resources for women in business.

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

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

Women Entrepreneur  Get 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.


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Congressional Budget Office

Pearson  Prentice Hall’s link aggregate page for government resources

Intellectual Property

Bronwyn Hall is a prolific author on patents and global IP protection and Hall’s 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 website is a useful source of information on IP, patents and the patent process and includes commentary on differences between different national patent systems.

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property aims to empower today’s entrepreneurs with high-quality content on IP, with resources including an interactive ebook, a self-paced online course, and animated video series, and their full undergraduate curriculum.