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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Career Corner



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-More than 456,000 organizations listed

-Ideal for networking and collecting trade information

-"National/International/Regional, state or local" settings (at the top of the search page)

-Note: You sometimes have to pay for trade information by joining the association.


General Books

The young entrepreneur’s guide to starting and running a business / Steve Mariotti with Debra DeSalvo and Tony Towle
Location: Business & Economics Reference [non-circulating]
Call Number: 658.041 M338y2000

The small business bible : everything you need to know to succeed in your small business / Steven D. Strauss
Location: Business & Economics Reference [non-circulating]
Location: Multiple

Black enterprise guide to starting your own business / Wendy Beech
Location: Multiple

2008 business reference guide : the essential guide to pricing a business / written and compiled by Thomas L. West.
Location: Business & Economics Reference [non-circulating]
Call Number: 338.71 W52t2008


Business Plan Books

Anatomy of a business plan : a step-by-step guide to starting smart, building the business, and securing your company’s future / Linda Pinson and Jerry Jinnett
Location: Multiple

The one page business plan : the fastest, easiest way to write a business plan! / by Jim Horan
Location: Architecture & Art
Call Number: 658.4012 H78o

The plan-as-you-go business plan / Tim Berry ; foreword by Guy Kawasaki
Location: Business & Economics Reserves
Call Number: 658.401 B459p

Writing a convincing business plan / Arthur R. De Thomas and Lin Grensing-Pophal
Location: Business & Economics Reserves
Call Number: 658.4012 D481w2001

The Ernst & Young business plan guide / Eric S. Siegel, Brian R. Ford Jay Bornstein
Location: Business & Economics
Call Number: 658.4012 SI15A1993

Marketing Books

The new community rules : marketing on the social web / Tamar Weinberg
Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: 658.84 W4308n

How to succeed in business using LinkedIn : making connections and capturing opportunities on the Web’s #1 business networking site / Eric Butow and Kathleen Taylor.
Location: Undergrad
Call Number: 025.0665 B979h

Guerrilla marketing in 30 days / Jay Conrad Levinson and Al Lautenslager.
Location: Main Stacks
Order Information: 1 Copy Received as of 01-29-10 (Use Request Option)

The new rules of marketing and PR : how to use news releases, blogs, podcasting, viral marketing, & online media to reach buyers directly / David Meerman Scott
Location: Business & Economics
Call Number: 658.872 Sco837n