Business Resources

Suggested Reading and Resources

Self-improvement and Inspiration

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey. New York, NY: Free Press (A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.), 2004. Copyright 1989, 2004 by Stephen R. Covey.

Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a Creative Asset
by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone. San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 1993.

The Seeker’s Guide (previously published as The New American Spirituality)
Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure,
by Elizabeth Lesser. New York, NY: Villard Books, 1999.

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life
by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2002. First published in the United States of America by Harvard Business School Press 2000, published in Penguin Books 2002.

Stand Up for Your Life: A Practical Step-by-Step Plan to Build Inner Confidence and Personal Power
by Cheryl Richardson. New York, NY: Free Press, 2002.

Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
by Esther and Jerry Hicks. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2004.

The Success Principles(TM): How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
by Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success – On Their Own Terms: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success — On Their Own Terms
by Janet Hanson. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2006.


Permission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers
by Seth Godin. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2005.

Savvy Networking: 118 Fast & Effective Tips for Business Success
by Andrea Nierenberg. Sterling, VA: Capital Books, 2007

Bankable Business Plans: Second Edition
by Edward G. Rogoff. New York, NY: Rowhouse Publishing, 2007.



Bruce Wilkinson: The Dream Giver
By Bruce Wilkinson. Actor: Bruce Wilkinson. Good Times Video, 2004.

What the Bleep Do We Know!?
Writers: Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente, William Arntz, Matthew  Hoffman. Prod. Betsy Chasse. Dir. Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente, William Arntz. Perf. Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr., Barry Newman. 20th Century Fox, 2005.


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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – It includes resources, services and online training for small business owners, as well as a list of all resource partners nationwide (WBC, SBDC and SCORE):

SBA Women’s Business Centers – Visit the website to locate the center near you:

Internal Revenue Service – Tax information for businesses:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Home Page:

Census Bureau:

Small Business Center – New York Public Library:

SBDCNet – National SBDC Information Clearing House:

Advisory Guides to Business Law by Nina Kaufman, Esq.:

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – The largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States:

Center for Women’s Business Research:

Make Mine a $Million Business – Started in 2005 by Count Me In For Women’s Economic Independence with founding partner OPEN from American Express®, Make Mine a $Million Business program offers money, business resources, mentoring, marketing and technology tools for women. For more information visit:

Equity Financing

Angel Capital Education Foundation:

Angelsoft Network:

National Venture Capital Association:

SBA Small Business Investment Company program:

Springboard Enterprises:


Women President’s Organization:

National Association of Women Business Owners:

National Association of Female Executives:

Women’s eCommerce Association, InternationalTM: