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Business Research: Small Business

This guide provides an overview of research methods and the Fordham University Library's collection of business resources.

Books on Small Business

Government Documents on Small Business

Here are samples of U.S. Government documents in "E-doc" format that cover the subject of small business in the Library.  Links to these documents are available in the Fordham Library catalog.

  • Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act [electronic resource],  U.S. GPO, 2012.
  • Recovery Act 504 loan pool transaction entry process [electronic resource], United States. Small Business Administration. Office of Inspector General, 2011. 
  • Information technology [electronic resource] : SBA needs to strengthen oversight of its Loan Management and Accounting System modernization : testimony before the Committee on Small Business, House of Representatives, U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2012.   
  • Small Business Tax Cut Act [electronic resource] : report together with dissenting views (to accompany H.R. 9) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office), U.S. GPO, 2012. 

Fordham University Opens The Fordham Foundry - a Small Business Incubator

Fordham Foundry
400 E. Fordham Road, 7th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
Tel: 718-960-4221
Fax: 718-933-4089

Press: press@fordhamfoundry.org

Staff: msussberg@fordham.edu

The Fordham Foundry, a collaborative program between New York City’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and Fordham Schools of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship, welcomed friends, students and partners to an open house on March 20.

The gathering was held at a 30,000-square-foot facility adjacent to Fordham’s Rose Hill campus that combines in a single location the Foundry, NYC Business Solutions services, and Workforce1 Career Center services for job seekers.

Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, called the Foundry, which is part of the Gabelli School of Business, a great example of how the University is recommitting itself to the Bronx

From the offices’ 7th floor, north-facing windows, he pointed out Montefiore Medical Center, 1.5 miles away yet easily visible as the host of Fordham’s WFUV radio station antenna. The medical center is also close to Mosholu Parkway,where fashion icons Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein both grew up. They are examples of the entrepreneurial spirit of the borough that the Foundry will tap, he said.

“Ogden Nash was wrong. ‘The Bronx? No Thonx’ is wrong. It’s yes to the Bronx, because it’s yes to the future,” he said.

“This is a day for celebration. Never doubt the Bronx. Never underestimate the Bronx, never sell the Bronx short.”

Center co-directors Christine Janssen-Selvadurai, Ph.D., director of the entrepreneurship program at Gabelli, and Mitchell Fillet, lecturer in finance in the Schools of Business, also spoke, with Janssen-Selvadurai highlighting the Foundry’s goals:

• to support the Fordham community in developing and launching businesses;

• to create businesses that remain in the Bronx and spark economic growth and job creation;

• to serve the greater Bronx community of entrepreneurs.

Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., Dean of Gabelli, introduced three entrepreneurs at the gathering who are currently working with the Foundry, including Rhona Silver of CaterBid, who catered the event.

“What comes to my mind is the word promise, because everytime I’m in this space, I think about the promise that each of our
students has,” she said.

Robert Walsh, FCRH, ’81, GSAS ’83, commissioner of New York City Department of Small Business Services, recalled first sitting down with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to talk about the partnership.

“We are a college town. How can colleges and universities open their doors to make our city a better place? As he always does, Father McShane said it’s a shared value, not only what we need from the community, but what the community needs from us,” he said.

“We’re all in here together, and we could end up building something powerful.”

Websites on Small Business

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