Starting a Business

The Best Research Tools for Entrepreneurs

Visit the library or hop online, and the information you need is right under your nose.
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So many of you could answer many of the questions I get daily if only you knew where to look. So instead of answering a specific question this month, I want to share with you some of the reference books we use at Entrepreneur. Hopefully this will help you help yourselves.

Your local library (and librarian obviously) can be a tremendous asset to you in your search. Most good-sized libraries have online catalogs that can make your quest easier. But before you schlep to the library, I'd suggest you look for an online source-it saves time. On the other hand, if you're a novice at researching, a helpful librarian can save you lots of time (and when it comes to business, time of course, is money).

Wherever your search takes you, be sure to check out the following websites and books in your library reference section:


Rieva Lesonsky is a small-business expert and a senior vice president and editorial director at Entrepreneur Media Inc.

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