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