Shaking the Money Tree: Selected Resources for Small Business Capital


Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee
Saturday, June 16, 2001
San Francisco, CA


Pamela Jenkins
Kansas City Public Library

Barbara Birkas
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Shelley Bennett
Chicago Public Library

Angel Investing: Matching Startup Funds With Startup Companies: The Guide for Entrepreneurs. Mark Van Osnabrugge. Jossey-Bass, 2000.

Corporate Finance Sourcebook. Reed-Elsevier, annual.
This directory includes venture capitalists, private lenders, commercial banks, investment banks, business intermediaries and more.

Directory of Venture Capital Firms, Domestic and International. Grey House Publishing, 2000.

Entrepreneur Magazine's Financing Your Small Business: How to Raise the Money You Need. Entrepreneur Media, 1999.

Fitzroy Dearborn Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance. Charles J. Woelfel, editor. 10th ed. 1994.
In-depth entries for over 4,200 financial, banking and business terms.

Galante's Venture Capital & Private Equity Directory. 2000.
Contains articles about venture capital, a listing of U.S. private equity firms, organizations to contact, international private equity firms, and international organizations that provide venture capital assistance.

Gold Book of Venture Capital Firms. Kennedy Information, 1999.

Government Assistance Almanac. 2000-2001. 14th ed. J. Robert Dumouchel.
This source provides information on all kinds of domestic programs available from federal agencies, and help users obtain assistance.

Home Office and Small Business Answer Book: Solutions to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Starting and Running Home Offices and Small Businesses. 2nd ed. Janet Attard. Henry Holt, 2000.

The Portable MBA In Entrepreneurship. William D. Bygrave. Wiley, 1997.

How to Find Money Online: an Internet-based Capital Guide for Entrepreneurs. Alan Joch. McGraw-Hill, 2000.

How to Get a Small Business Loan: A Banker Shows you Exactly what to do to get a Loan. 2nd. ed. Bryan E. Milling. Sourcebooks, 1998.

Pratt's Guide to Venture Capital Sources. Capitol Publishing. Annual.
This is the best-known directory of capital venture sources. Contact information and funding preferences are given for each investor. Articles regarding the venture capital industry and funding processes are included.

Raising Capital: Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business. Andrew J. Sherman. Kiplinger Books, 2000.

SBA Loan Book: How to Get a Small Business Loan, Even With Poor Credit, Weak Collateral, and No Experience. Charles H. Green. Adams Media, 1999.

SBA Loans: A Step-By-Step Guide. Patrick D. O'Hara. Wiley, 1998.

Small Business Financing: How and Where to Get It. CCH. 1998.
Has information on all aspects of small business financing, including private investors, commercial debt financing, government sponsored financing, state and local public funding, SBA loan programs, etc.

Small Business Money Guide: How to get it, use it, keep it. Terri Lonier. Wiley, 1999.

Start Up Financing: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Financing a New or Growing Business. William J. Stolze. Career Press, 1997.

Where to Go When the Banks Say No: Alternatives for Financing Your Business. David R. Evanson. Bloomberg Press, 1998.

BRASS Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee

bullet Shaking the Money Tree: Selected Sources for Small Business Capital
Business Reference in Public Libraries Committee, ALA Annual Conference, June 16, 2001

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