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Entrepreneurship/Small Business: Web Resources

This guide presents research information on entrepreneurship and running a small business.

Searching the Web

Searching the web for information requires you to have skills in research and in evaluating websites.  Below are some credible websites that you might find helpful.  When doing your own research on the web, try using some of the evaluation tips given on this page.

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Evaluating Websites                                                       

DocumentationIs there adequate documentation for factual statements?  Is the documentation reliable, verifiable from a second source?  Is there enough information to cite this information in a paper (author, title, source, date)?

Content:  Is the information current? When was the last time the page was updated? Does the page have good flow, indicating that some thought went into its design?  Are there many spelling or grammatical errors that indicate hurried thought?  Is it flashy, with little content?

Authority:  Who produced this site – is it a credible source? Anyone can put up a website – be skeptical of the source.  Is this document self‐published or does it carry the weight of a publisher or organization? What is the domain of the URL.

PersuasivenessIs the document biased or slanted?  Are there few or no logical errors such as appeal to authority, circular reasoning, etc?  If you found this information in a printed source, would you trust it?

Useful Web Resources

                                           From Lemonade Stand to Coffee Shop!  

                                                            

     Dreams really do come true!  The faculty and staff at BCC are here to help you realize those dreams you might have of opening up your own business.  Having a lemonade stand as a kid could have made you want to have your own coffee shop when you grew up.  Or,  you might want to open up your own travel business, restaurant, or other business you have been dreaming about.  Whatever your aspirations are for being an entrepreneur and/or opening up your own small business, we are here to help you reach your goals!  Studying hard and gaining knowledge help you to get there. The right information is a key to opening up all the possibilities available to you!

   The following websites provide added information available on the internet to help you in your research in entrepreneurship and small business.

Image credits: (Lemonade Stand): www.projectnursery.com  (Coffee Shop):www.jordanaubryrobinson.com