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Resources

Start-up financing
  • http://www.bdcri.com
    The BDC provides short, medium, and long term financing to help undercapitalized companies grow and expand employment in Rhode Island.
  • http://www.slaterfund.com/
    Rhode Island's Slater Technology Fund provides seed funding for start-up high tech companies based in Rhode Island.
Small business resources
  • http://www.risbdc.org
    Personalized consulting, training seminars, assistance, and information to Rhode Island small businesses and entrepreneurs through the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center.
Intellectual property
  • http://www.delphion.com/
    The Delphion Intellectual Property Network (IPN) is a premier Web site for searching, viewing, and analyzing patent documents, providing free access to a wide variety of U.S., European, and other international patents.
  • http://www.wipo.org/
    The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), part of the United Nations and based in Geneva, Switzerland, is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.
BooksEvery Business Needs an Angel
by Ichak Adizes
Organizational structure and corporate growth.

Corporate Lifecycles: How and Why Corporations Grow and Die and What to Do About It
by Ichak Adizes
Organizational structure and corporate growth.

Crossing the Chasm
by Geoffrey Moore
A definitive work on high-tech marketing.

Entrepreneurship: Back to Basics
by Gordon B. Baty and Michael S. Blake
A practical how-to from two highly experienced company builders.

Nail It, Then Scale It
by Nathan Furr and Paul Ahlstrom
Entrepreneur's guide to creating and managing breakthrough innovation.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
A highly acclaimed book on how entrepreneurs achieve mass market success.

Unleashing the Idea Virus
by Seth Godin
"Ignite consumer networks and then get out of the way and let them talk," writes Godin.