Entrepreneurship

Quick Links: Entrepreneurship Resources Labor Statistics Global Industry Trends Austin Resources

Entrepreneurship Resources
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  • CB Insights
    On Campus Only! First-time users need to create an account using their SEU e-mail address.  CB Insights is a venture capital and angel investment database that provides daily real-time information about venture capital and angel investor-backed startup companies, venture capital companies, angel investors and transactions in the United States. CB Insights produces data-driven reports and analyses related to venture capital, private equity and angel investment on a regular basis, including an in-depth quarterly venture capital report.
  • Pitchbook
    First-time users need to create an account WHILE ON CAMPUS, using their SEU e-mail address. Once you have an account, this resource may be used off campus. Use the “create an account” link at the login screen.  Search thousands of private equity and venture capital deals by hundreds of criteria. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, find real time data on deals, identify and analyze comparables, and search investor details.
  • Reference USA  (Watch Reference USA from Info Group You Tube Channel)
  • IBISWorld
    Contains hundreds of industry analysis reports, both current and historical, with economic, demographic and government information compiled by economists and industry experts; features Industry Research Reports, Industry Risk Rating Reports, Global Industry Research Reports, and Business Environment Reports.”The World’s largest provider of industry-based research.”
  • Hoover’s
    Hoover’s contains business information on public, private, and international companies.
  • Statista
    Statista provides access to statistical data on over 60,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases. Much of the data is related to marketing, demographic, government and industry information. Data can be downloaded in JPG, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Lynda.com
    Provides access to videos about entrepreneurship.  Using Lynda.com
  • Small Business Reference Center
  • The Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on relevant topics, including starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business
  •  Google for Entrepreneurs
    “We bring together startup communities and create spaces for entrepreneurs to learn and work.”
  • BusinessUSA
    Resources, events, and trainings that will help the user improve or develop a business.
  • Social Science Research Network
    Check out their Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network 
  • Score: Run & Grow a Business
    On this site you will find articles from experts in many different business areas to help you make the best decision. See also Free Small Business Advice | How-to-Resources | Tools 
  • Free Management Library
  • Online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). Over the past 15 years, the Library has grown to be one of the world’s largest well-organized collections of these types of articles and resources.
  • Forbes: 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs
    “We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.”
  • Entrepreneurship.org: For People Growing Great Ideas
    “Information about all aspects of starting and growing a business. Designed with entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors, mentors and academics in mind, our resource center allows you to rate and comment on the materials posted by the community.”
  • Entrepreneur.com
    “Advice, insight, profiles and guides for established and aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. Home of Entrepreneur magazine.”
  • Springwise:  Discovering Innovation Since 2002
    “Our team of over 18,000 Springspotters sources the latest innovation, startup, and new business ideas from around the world.”
  • Harvard Business School Social Enterprise
    Scroll down the page to see lists of free articles and other publications.
  • Harvard Business School Working Knowledge
    Articles and features on Entrepreneurship, some available at no cost.
  • Babson College Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
    Search for their annual Entrepreneurship Monitor reports.
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    “We focus our grant making and operations on two areas — educational achievement and entrepreneurial success — which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, believed were critical in developing self-sufficient people and a vibrant economy and society.”
  • Small Business Tax Index 2016
    “Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business”; published annually by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
  • Encyclopedia of Small Business
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Business Guides by Industry & info for running a small business.
  • National Venture Capital Association
    “NVCA underwrites, encourages and publicizes research on issues important to venture capital and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Research Guide, Harvard University
  • The Conference Board
    Business cycles, consumer measures, CEO confidence data, corporate intelligence, economic data/analysis, global economic outlook, insights from economists, labor market info & more.
  • USPTO: Search for Patents
    Find existing patents, published patent applications and other published patent data.

Labor Statistics

Global Industry Trends

  • CB Insights
    On Campus Only! First-time users need to create an account using their SEU e-mail address.  CB Insights is a venture capital and angel investment database that provides daily real-time information about venture capital and angel investor-backed startup companies, venture capital companies, angel investors and transactions in the United States. CB Insights produces data-driven reports and analyses related to venture capital, private equity and angel investment on a regular basis, including an in-depth quarterly venture capital report.
  • Pitchbook
    First-time users need to create an account WHILE ON CAMPUS, using their SEU e-mail address. Once you have an account, this resource may be used off campus. Use the “create an account” link at the login screen.  Search thousands of private equity and venture capital deals by hundreds of criteria. Use PitchBook to establish benchmarks, find real time data on deals, identify and analyze comparables, and search investor details.
  • Bloomberg – Real-time financial market data, news, and price quotes including derivatives and many other types of data. Access Bloomberg from the designated terminal in the Munday Library near the Library Information Desk.  Be sure to reserve your session.    *First-time users, choose “Create a New Login” from the start page.  Follow the steps, making sure you complete each field – a text message with your pass code will be sent to you.  Remember your username and password for future use.  
    Read Bloomberg Getting Started Guide for Students
    Watch Introduction to Bloomberg (1:07)
    Watch Bloomberg Training – Industry Analysis from Fintute
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Business guides by industry and information for running a small business.
  • Export.gov
    Developed by international trade experts and economists, Export.gov provides trusted market intelligence, practical advice and business tools to help U.S. companies expand in global markets.
  • EO Global Entrepreneur Indicator
     “Taps into the minds of the world’s leading business owners to identify trends in the world economy.”

Austin Resources

  • Capital Factory
    Austin’s center of gravity for entrepreneurs.
  • Entrepreneur Center of Austin
    A modern training facility where the Small Business Program conducts regular classes, workshops and other small business related training.
  • TechRanch
    An Austin organization built to help entrepreneurs to find the right people, information and tools to start their business.
  • Orange COworking
    An Austin a membership-based workspace for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses, telecommuters, and anyone else who can choose where they work.

Books & E-books