Emerging Business Resources

Emerging Business Resources

The Kirsten Business Library is working with Berkshire Bank and Reevx LabsTM, In an effort to support emerging businesses The goal is to create spaces where entrepreneurs and non-profits can connect with their peers as they pursue their missions. Below are some of online resources from our collection.
Harvard Business Review on Thriving in Emerging Markets
by Various Authors

Beat local companies at their game. If you need the best practices and ideas for gaining market share in developing economies -- but don't have time to find them -- this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place. This collection of HBR articles will help you: - Manage risk in unstable environments - Ward off political threats to your business - Customize your business model for emerging markets - Tailor your strategy to capitalize on countries' strengths - Gain ground on emerging giants - Compete in China's new high-tech market - Win the war for talent in developing economies - Serve the bottom of the pyramid profitably.
Boston Impact Initiative Fund – Investing For JusticeBoston Impact Initiative Fund – Investing For Justice, opens a new window

The Boston Impact Initiative Fund has a unique role in the field of impact investing. Our fund is focused on economic justice, which means that we invest in opportunity for all people—especially those most oppressed or abandoned by our current economic system—to lead a dignified and productive life.
Business Plans Handbook
Volume 36 : A Compilation of Business Plans Developed by Individuals Throughout North America

Collection of actual business plans from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries, with company names and addresses changed. Includes: business plan template, fictional business plans, listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants; a glossary; and an updated bibliography. Aimed at entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America.

Starting a Business
Learn What You Need in 2 Hours
by O'Keefe, Michael F.

You have a brilliant idea and a pocketful of ambition. Now what? Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Are you a self-motivated dynamo ready to dive into the business jungle and seize your turf? Do you really know what you're getting into? In this essential guide, you'll learn how to: • Test your idea's worth. • Develop a business plan. • Line up financing. • Deal with legal and tax issues. • Avoid the most common mistakes. Each of the books in the Crash Course for Entrepreneurs series offers a high-level overview of the critical things you need to know and do if you want to survive and thrive in our super-competitive world.
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