Entrepreneur Resources

Our Favorite Business Books

Good to Great
Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others
By Don’t Jim Collins

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding
By Al Ries and Laura Ries

The Invisible Touch
By Harry Beckwith

Entrepreneuring
The 10 Commandments of Building a Growth Company
By Steven C. Brandt

Getting to Yes
Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
By Roger Fisher and William Ury

The World is Flat
By Thomas L. Friedman

First Break All the Rules
What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

Organizations

The Beyster Institute’s mission is to advance the use of entrepreneurship and employee ownership to build stronger, higher performing enterprises nationally and internationally. Launched in 2002 by the Foundation for Enterprise Development, the Institute is now part of the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, serving as its key center for entrepreneurial thought and activity. It is the only such university-based center to integrate both employee ownership and entrepreneurship.

www.beysterinstitute.org

BIOCOM is a premiere life science industry association representing more than 450 member companies in San Diego and Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that positively influence the growth of the life science industry, including capital formation, public policy, workforce development, and scientific discovery and development.

www.biocom.org

CONNECT is the globally recognized public benefits organization fostering entrepreneurship in the San Diego region by catalyzing, accelerating, and supporting the growth of the most promising technology and life sciences businesses.

www.connect.org

The San Diego Software Industry Council is building a future for the region’s information technology industry. Whether you are a start-up, established industry leader or a provider of services to the industry, your company will benefit from SDSIC membership.

www.sdsic.org

San Diego Telecom Council is the premier association of communications-related companies in San Diego for facilitating business relationships, educating on technology trends, markets and policies, and showcasing the region as a leading center for innovation.

www.sdtelecom.org

The San Diego Venture Group is a nonprofit business organization whose mission is to provide an informal atmosphere that fosters ideas on how to form, fund and build new ventures.

www.sdvg.org

SCORE, a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides free and confidential advice through its 10,500 volunteers who are primarily retired executives.

www.score.org

The Tech Coast Angels (TCA) provides opportunities for members to invest in early-stage technology and life sciences companies in Southern California.

www.techcoastangels.com