Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Websites

Links to entrepreneurial websites with useful information

1. International Council for Small Business (ICSB)

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first ‎international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small ‎businesses worldwide. It is devoted to the advancement of management development ‎practices for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owner/managers through ‎education, research, and the free exchange of ideas. The knowledge center offers information on all of ‎ICSB conference proceedings, white papers, innovative teaching resources, and experiential ‎learning materials for registered members. The knowledge links to SME and Entrepenuership Blogs and a number ‎of SME business websites.‎

2. StartupNation

StartupNation is a free service founded by entrepreneurs for ‎entrepreneurs. It has grown to be the leading online content and community resource for ‎entrepreneurs. It connects to the local business and entrepreneurial networks in the North ‎America and contains a lot of useful information for budding entrepreneurs. Links to podcasts, ‎articles and business advise blogs can also be found here.‎

3. Business Link in London - Social Enterprise

Business Link in London for Social enterprise is a free, impartial, independent business advisory service available to anyone starting up or ‎running a small or medium sized business. BLL provides high quality, actionable information and ‎practical advice, connecting to expert assistance to help one to succeed. BLL website contains ‎excellent free tool kit for setting up social enterprises, guides on business plans to market analysis, ‎videos and many more useful resources for entrepreneurs. The Resource Directory is a valuable repository of ‎case studies, templates , tips and fact sheets on a wide array of entrepreneurial topics. The other ‎BLL links are, [ Women's Online Centre for female entrepreneurs] and [ ENABLE website ] for deaf and disabled ‎entrepreneurs .

4. European Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford

Stanford Engineering's European ‎Entrepreneurship and Innovation Thought Leaders (ME421) is a weekly speaker series that ‎presents industry leaders from Europe's hitech startup, venture finance, corporate and university ‎research and technology commercialization communities to share their insights and experiences ‎with aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley. The website contains information on ‎Entrepreneurship European programmes, Roundtables on Entrepreneurship Education (REE), ‎Business, Professional and Cultural Networking Organizations in Northern California, list of ‎recommended readings and slide share presentations of the ME421 speakers.‎

‎5. US Small Business Administration (SBA)‎

SBA provides support to small businesses and small-business owners ‎across the USA. The website contains excellent resources to get one started with the pre-steps ‎necessary to start a business. There are links to learn about business plan, legal obligations, ‎financing options and many more. An important and valuable link for the educators and ‎entrepreneurs alike.‎