Thursday, August 03, 2006

August's Business at Lake County Public Library

Database of the Month Hoover's Online

Hoover's Online is a database of 12 million companies with in-depth coverage of 40,000 of the world's top businesses. Use this source to uncover basic company information, investment figures and background on companies and their competition.

Available in all branches of the Lake County Public Library.

New Books

Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs
Martha Shirk & Anna S. Wadia
338.040922 SHIR

“Over the last five years, the number of women-owned businesses has grown at twice the rate of all U.S. firms....Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs tells the inspirational stories of eleven low-income women who have marshaled the creative energy, confidence, and capital necessary to start their own businesses.”--Book Jacket

Starting from Scratch
Wes Moss
338.040922 MOSS

Starting from Scratch offers readable, relatable, bite-size stories that overflow with the kind of real-world advice that you can’t learn in business school. If you’re considering entrepreneurship, read this book. Even if you aren’t, read this book. Just don’t be surprised when you find yourself giving your notice and making The Leap.”--Lew Dickey, Jr., Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Cumulus Media

More Than a Hobby

David Green
658.87 GREE

Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, chronicles his small start-up business’ meteoric rise to superstore status. He offers the following practical advice from his experiences as a store manager: allow mangers to spend more than 30 minutes per day on paperwork, don’t pay the middleman – assemble products in house, give buyers authority – don’t micromanage, and keep God and family first.

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