Definition

Entrepreneurship consists of the processes leading to any new venture and business opportunities. At a minimum, this process has the following stages: (a) opportunity recognition;  (b) strategy development; (c) specification of the venture's requirements and potential; (d) assembly of the resources and financing, and (e) starting the venture.   
Entrepreneurship. (2003). In The new penguin business dictionary. Retrieved from http://proxy.devry.edu/login?qurl=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.credoreference.com.proxy.devry.edu%2Fcontent%2Fentry%2Fpenguinbus%2Fentrepreneurship%2F0

Terms to Search

business enterprises, entrepreneurship, new business enterprises, self-employment, startup costs, new business enterprises, small business, startups, venture capital

Databases

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Online Open Access Journals

DOAJ:  Directory of Open Access Journals
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation 
Journal of Women's Entrepreneurship and Education
Technology Innovation Management Review

Print Books

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 eBooks

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Credo Reference
eBooks by EBSCOhost
Safari Books Online

Websites

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Search Engine
This will search all of the websites listed below simultaneously or you may choose to select specific search site(s) to search.
American Fact Finder
Provides census information such as social, economic, housing characteristics, and demographic estimates by community.
BizNar
BizNar, a federated search engine, scans all kinds of resources, including periodicals such as Advertising Age, government resources such as USA.gov and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, news sources BusinessWeek and the Wall Street Journal, and social networks like LinkedIn and Wordpress.
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford University
Provides information on Academic Programs, Research, Field Projects, and Conferences.
ENTERWeb: The Enterprise Development Website
An annotated list of resources on a range of enterprise development topics for enterprise development practitioners, policy makers, academics, students and small business owners.
Federal Business Opportunities   
The single government point-of-entry  (GPE)  for federal government procurement opportunities with more than 23,000 active listings.
Foundation Center 
Provides assistance to non-profit organizations in locating funds from a variety of foundations, government agencies and philanthropists.
National Venture Capital Association 
Serves as the definitive resource for venture capital data with over 400 members in the trade association.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship  
An international nonprofit organization that introduces low-income and at-risk young people to the world of business and entrepreneurship by teaching them how to develop and operate their businesses.
Securities and Exchange Commission Information for Small Business
A guide to help the small business entrepreneur understand the venture capital acquisition process and how to comply with federal securities laws.
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Reports on matters related to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and problems of American small business enterprises.
Service Corps of Retired Executives  (SCORE)
Gives small business owners guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The website provides locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and articles; and free, confidential counseling by email. Counselors representing hundreds of areas of expertise are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, and other matters.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
A compendium of statistics by federal, state, and local governments, covering a wide array of topics.
US Small Business Administration
Dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.
Venture Capital Journal  (Thomson Reuters)
Provides news, data, analysis and interpretation of trends in the private equity markets.
VFinance, Inc. 
A comprehensive directory of US venture capital firms.