Entrepreneurship Resource Center | Part 1
Part 1: Prefaceâ€”how to use this center.
I always start my business ethics classes suggesting to the students that they all try their hand at creating a small business. And I make the same suggestion to philosophy majors. My justification to them is simply this. While most new businesses fail (half of them in the first five years, two-thirds of them in the first ten years), if you succeed, you may make a small fortune which will pay your way through school, and allow you to continue on to graduate school as wellâ€”without having to run up a huge pile of student loan debt. You may even create a large fortuneâ€”remember, most hugely successful big businesses started as small ones (often started by college students)â€”Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft come to mind here. And even if you fail, you will at least learn a lot about people in general and yourself in particular. This can help you when you try againâ€”most entrepreneurs fail several times before they succeed in building a viable business.
However, many students rightly ask how someone starts a small business. This resource center is something I have put together to assist students (and anyone else who might be interested). Some of the sources I have found useful are:
I have organized this center into links to written sites, and links to video presentations.