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Literature

We highly recommend Preparing Effective Business Plans: An Entrepreneurial Approach, Bruce R. Barringer, Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2009 as a guide to the construction of your business plan document. It is available at GW Bookstore, Amazon (book or Kindle) and many other online and brick and mortar retailers.

We also encourage you to stay up-to-date with blogs and other publications about entrepreneurship and new venture initiation.  We have outlined some popular ones to get you started but it is also important to find your own favorites in your selected market:

TechCrunch (Startups and Tech)
TechCocktail (Startups and Tech)
Mashable (Social Media and Business)
GetElastic (eCommerce)
Startup Lessons Learned (Eric Reis)
How to Change the World (Guy Kawasaki)
Seth Godin's Blog (Seth Goden)
Gladwell.com (Malcom Gladwell)

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