Starting Your Own Business

Resources from the SCC Library

The Great Courses: The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

HB 615 .E59 2014



"Packed with fascinating lessons from legendary entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and Henry Ford, these 24 lectures are entertaining as well as practical. You begin by investigating what makes a good business idea. Then you learn how to turn that idea into a successful enterprise by defining the market and the customers you will serve, attracting backers, building your brand, and growing your venture to the point where you can sell it, if you want, for an impressive profit.


Topics covered include market research, choosing a business structure, the all-important business plan, financial statements, running a home office, family businesses, franchises, intellectual property, employee and customer relations, and entrepreneurial exhaustion. Professor Goldsby also discusses different entrepreneurial styles." --from publisher

Business Plans and Starting Your Business

Restaurants and Food Businesses

Take a look! Ferguson's Career Guidance database provides information on all sorts of fields.

They have job profiles for lots of different types of businesses and include salary ranges, skills and traits you'll need to succeed, required education, best geographic locations for particular fields, required experience and career outlooks!




In addition to job profiles, they have advice articles, too!


Business Magazines in the Databases

EBSCOhost's Business Source Elite contains full text business magazines, including:



To access these magazines through the databases:


  1. Click on EBSCOhost from Shawnee College Library's Online Databases and Other Resources page.
  2. Click on the link that says "Full text Journals (and other sources)-General." This will give you a list of EBSCOhost databases.
  3. Near the very top of the list is Business Source Elite. Click on the blue link called "Title List."
  4. Under the words "Browsing: Academic Search Complete -- Publications," there is a search box. Type in the name of the magazine you want to read.
  5. Click on the first result. You can either search through all articles from the magazine by clicking the "search within this publication" button, or browse by issue using the date bar on the right side of the screen. Click a year to expand the list, and then click on the issue you want to see.


Need help accessing magazines and articles on the databases? Call the library at 618-634-3271, email library@shawneecc.edu, or drop by the library for a one-on-one tutorial!

Compiled by Christina Faulkner, January 2017.