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U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Library.

Type of Material:Book
Author(s):Norman M. Scarborough.
Title:Effective small business management : an entrepreneurial approach
Published:Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, c2012.
Description10th Edition. xv, 871 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Agriucltural Library. Rural Information Center.

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USDA Rural Development. Rural Business and Cooperative Service.

USDA Rural Business Programs
Rural Business programs from Value-added Farming to Business & Industry and Energy programs help to assist rural America.

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United States Small Business Administration.

Small Business Programs and Assistance.

Appalachian Business Development

Appalachian Regional Commission.

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) "supports a variety of activities to promote entrepreneurship and business development in the Appalachian Region."

Veterans Employment & Training Service

U.S. Department of Labor.

"To provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce..."

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DOC. TA. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

"Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) field staff has over 1,300 technical experts – located in every state – serving as trusted business advisors, focused on solving manufacturers’ challenges and identifying opportunities for growth."

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American Farm Bureau Federation.  Georgetown's University McDonough School of Business.

"Providing resources, tools and promotion to help entrepreneurs turn great ideas into lucrative realities..."

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DOL. Office of Disability Employment Policy.

Information links for small businesses.

National Business Incubation Association

National Business Incubation Association.

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DOC. United States Census Bureau.

"Organizations use our data in a variety of ways. Corporations use our geographic data to identify new and existing markets in which to sell their products."

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DOC. United States Patent and Trademark Office.

This agency's basic role is to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries (Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution)."

Windmill Energy Programs

USDA. Rural Development

Includes information on the Rural Energy for America Programs (REAP).

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U.S. Department of Agriculture.

State by State profiles.