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Incubation Essentials

Although all the books in the NBIA Bookstore are valuable references, the following ones are essentials – books that contain information so important to program success that they should be on every incubator’s reference shelf. How many do you own?

 

 

A Comprehensive Guide to Business Incubation, Completely Revised 2nd Edition

Editors: Meredith Erlewine and Ellen Gerl
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: paperback

NBIA published the original A Comprehensive Guide in 1996, and it rapidly became the “must-have” reference for business incubation professionals. This new and improved second edition draws upon the collective wisdom of more than 200 incubation professionals, many with over 20 years of experience. The book’s four main sections and 71 chapters cover fundamentals of incubator development, best practices in incubator management, working with clients and special topics in business incubation. Whether you’re new to the industry or think you’ve seen it all, this book will introduce you to new people, new programs, and new ideas for helping your incubation program achieve its full potential.

Catalog ID: 334
NBIA Member Price: $75.00
Nonmember Price: $95.00
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Developing a Business Incubation Program: Insights and Advice for Communities

Author: Kathleen Boyd
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: paperback

Incubators can help accomplish a variety of goals: creating jobs, revitalizing neighborhoods, commercializing technologies. Developing a Business Incubation Program, the first comprehensive discussion of issues related to incubator development, can help you decide if a business incubation program is right for your goals and your community. With numerous sidebars, case studies and appendices — including a glossary and list of federal funding sources for incubator development —this book will help you make more informed decisions about your incubator project. The book’s tips, advice and examples also offer food for thought for existing programs.

Catalog ID: 351
NBIA Member Price: $65.00
Nonmember Price: $85.00
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Put It in Writing: Crafting Policies, Agreements, and Contracts for Your Incubator

Author: Carol James
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: spiral bound

Does your incubation program need to create or revise client documents? Put It in Writing offers insights from incubator managers and attorneys about developing formal documents that work for business incubators. In addition to a thorough discussion of the many important purposes served by formal documents, this publication includes more than 65 samples from working incubation programs to help you craft applications, leases, client handbooks, nondisclosure agreements and more.

Catalog ID: 277
NBIA Member Price: $60.00
Nonmember Price: $80.00
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Incorporating Your Business Incubation Program: How Tax Status and Business Entity Affect Operations


Author: Justin Boyd
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: paperback

When creating and operating business incubation programs, incubator developers and managers face many decisions and opportunities that are directly affected by their tax status. This book provides incubator-specific information about operating under various nonprofit and for-profit classifications. Included is detailed information about applying for 501(c)(3) tax status, the most difficult nonprofit designation to receive. Incorporating Your Business Incubation Program offers insights from incubator managers, tax experts and lawyers to guide you in making tax-status decisions.

Catalog ID: 271
NBIA Member Price: $50.00
Nonmember Price: $65.00
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Self-Evaluation Workbook for Business Incubators

Author: Kathleen Cammarata
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: spiral bound with CD-ROM

Because incubator policies, procedures and services can become ineffective without periodic evaluation and fine-tuning, NBIA recommends that business incubators perform comprehensive self-evaluations once a year, carefully assessing everything from their mission statements to their marketing plans. This workbook contains more than 300 evaluation criteria to help pinpoint program strengths and weaknesses in 12 key areas; charts to help identify and document strategies for improvement; and a CD-ROM with tools for facilitating a team approach to evaluating incubation programs. The Self-Evaluation Workbook will help you take a step back to confirm that your business incubator is not only functioning well but also adapting to changing conditions.

Catalog ID: 322
NBIA Member Price: $65.00
Nonmember Price: $85.00
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Best Practices in Action: Guidelines for Implementing First-Class Business Incubation Programs

Authors: Chuck Wolfe, Dinah Adkins and Hugh Sherman
Publisher: NBIA Publications
Cover: paperback

The most comprehensive report ever produced on incubation best practices, this classic book describes model programs and practices against which incubator managers and sponsors can test program performance. The book’s 10 chapters describe key best practices and provide examples of how they are implemented by model programs. Appendices offer profiles of eight effective incubators from around the world, as well as sample documents and additional advice. Best Practices in Action is a valuable resource both for new incubators that want to start off on the right track and for existing programs that want to make sure they stay on it.

Catalog ID: 253
NBIA Member Price: $45.00
Nonmember Price: $60.00
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Is there a book that you find especially helpful when advising clients? Is there a marketing guide that your most successful graduate swears by? The NBIA Bookstore would like to know about it! E-mail the titles and authors of your favorite publications, as well as a short description of what makes them so great, to publications@nbia.org.

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