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Post-Gazette article on a local program to help former prisoners become entrepreneurs

At the Business Library I worked at we received a couple letters asking for information about starting a business, writing a business plan, etc.  This was also a common request in the letters I read while working with Book ‘Em, Pittsburgh’s books-to-prisoners program.  It’s hard to know how to respond to these requests since not a many of the best resources on the topic could be condensed into something you could send to an inmate (because of postage, restrictions on number/size of books, etc.).  And people don’t really seem to donate books on starting a business as often as they donate novels etc.  so I don’t recall us having a lot of stuff on this topic at Book ‘Em.  This past year I found a guide to entrepreneurship published by the state of Pennsylvania that seemed like a good introduction, and wasn’t too expensive to print/send (you can download the PDF on their website).  Maybe other states have similar resources.

Chronicle of Higher Ed article/blog post on the accessibility of university web sites

it’s decreasing.  why am i not surprised. (thanks to Dan for the link)

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