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Some guides:

Researcher Guidebook to successful academic-industry collaborations compiled by the UIDP 

Cornell small business development guide

Launch NY 5 Business Stages on the path to success

List of Cornell startups

National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) members

STARTUP GUIDEBOOK compiled by the New York State Science & Technology Law Center


I've got a great idea (basic advice for scientists considering a start-up)

Career Transitions : from academia to business entrepreneur (interview with clinician scientist Alan Whitmore)

The 10 Talents that Define Successful Entrepreneurs (a Gallup Poll reported by Inc. magazine)

Online Resources

Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) overview of the technology transfer process

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship resources

LaunchNY's Entrepreneur Toolkit designed to help start, launch and grow your business in upstate New York

US Patent and Trademark Office links to what you need to know about intellectual property

Books on startups for entrepreneurs:

Local entrepreneur Brad Treat compiled a favorite list in his blog

Check out the YCombinator Library

Resources compiled by Cayuga Venture Fund

The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki-what does it take to turn your idea into action?

From Invention to InnovationCommercialization of New Technology by Independent and Small Business Inventors by the DoE and Argonne Nat'l Lab

A Good Hard Kick in the Ass: Basic Training for Entrepreneurs by Rob Adams

Smartups: Lessons from Rob Ryan's Entrepreneur America Boot Camp for Start-Ups by Rob Ryan

Startup: An entrepreneur's guide to launching and managing a new venture by William J Stolze 

Harvard Business Review on EntrepreneurshipBeginning with the basics of writing a business plan, this wide-ranging resource moves on to cover sophisticated topics such as how to navigate the world of venture capital funding and strategies for turning technological innovations into successful marketplace realities. ISBN13: 978-0875849102

Other business classics to put on your reading list:

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The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank (also wrote The Startup Owner's Manual)

In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman

The E-Myth by Michael Gerber

Guerilla Marketing: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies for Making Big Profits from Your Small Business by JC Levinson

Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael Porter

Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

for larger companies, too:

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore -guide to high-tech marketing

for the personal side:

Strengths-Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Barry Conchie and Tom Rath

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Human Side of Enterprise by Douglas McGregor

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith