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Entrepreneurship & Innovation


This guide is intended to support entrepreneurial research and the process of starting a new business. 

Before you to go the bank or a VC to get a loan you will want to do some research on your potential industry, customers, and potential competitors.

Use the navigation tabs on the side of this guide to browse through books, article databases, web resources, and tips on effective research. The recommended resources will help you find information on your industry, target customers, and potential competitors.

You'll need this kind of information for describing your new business venture, as well as for writing your marketing plan.

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An active RAM ID (student ID number) and RAM ID password is required for off-campus access to CCSF Library subscription resources and databases, including online articles, streaming video, and e-books. When accessing these resources from off-campus, users will be prompted to log in with RAM ID, then will be able to view resources as if they are on-campus.

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