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 Researching Your Business Idea:


Wichita State's Albah Library offers a wealth of resources, such as market and industry reports, at no cost to students. 

Entrepreneurship Research Guide: Specifically designed to guide new business owners through their available resources.  

Kauffman Foundation: Includes access to insights, research, and articles on entrepreneurship. 

Market ResearchIBIS World provides industry reports. Just look up your industry and read about size, growth, and trends.

Look up news articles regarding your industry and competitors.

Read reviews for your direct competitors to get an idea of what you can do that your competitors do not.


Intellectual Property:


                  The United States Patent and Trademark Office


                  Google Patents

Wichita State University's Ablah Library is the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in Kansas. Visit the library guide for intellectual property resources at Contact Sara Butts if you have general questions about intellectual property or if you would like assistance with a patent or trademark search. You can reach Sara at (316) 978-5017 or The library also offers several workshops about intellectual property and business topics in the Entrepreneurship Research Series of workshops. 


Business Model: 


                 Strategyzer, Alex Osterwalder

                 Nail It Then Scale It, Nathan Furr & Paul Ahlstrom

                 The Lean Startup, Eric Ries

Writing a Winning Business Plan:


                 Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide,

                  How to Write a Business Plan, Open Colleges

                  How to Write a Business Plan, SBA

                  How to Structure a Business Plan, Inc. Magazine

                  Writing a Business Plan, Sequoia Capital

                  SEC Filings and Forms

 Launch Your Business:


                  Small Business Administration (SBA)

                  Startup America Partnership

                   Startup Tools from Steve Blank

Pitch to Investors:


                   Example Pitch Presentations from Industry Leaders

Get Legal and Tax Help:


                     Kansas Department of Revenue

Using your myWSU Id:


                     Resources For SNVC Competitiors Using myWSUID