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Cooperative Collection Development -- CCD: Entrepreneurship

• The School Library System (SLS) Cooperative Collection Development Plan is developed as part of the resource sharing component of the plan of service.

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This Collection

This collection is for everyone in New York City and includes the following:

  • Materials about entrepreneurship and how to start your business.
  • Resources in New York City to help you set up a business, grow your business or find a job.
  • Services for librarians interested in starting a business collection in their library.

How the Collection Is Used in My School


Students at FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL are interested in earning money.  Many of our students are enrolled in Virtual Enterprise classes and already know the basics of starting their own company.  Our students use this collection to learn how to apply the skills they learn in school to either start their own business or develop a business they already started.  Many of our students also use the collection to plan for their future.  The collection helps them to focus on their personal goals and interests to find a life path that reflects their passions.


Flushing High School business students attended the International Youth Business Summit, held in New York City, April 16-18th, 2018.

Our students proudly displayed their Virtual Business program, Olympic Insurance, to an international community.

Students in the business program at Flushing High School graduate with the ability to find immediate part time employment. They are experts in Microsoft Office and the challenges of running a successful small business. Students participate in the Virtual Enterprise program, a simulated business that is set up and run by students.  

Books (Research Topic)

ELA Standards: Reading Informational Text

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

BOOKS are far superior to articles because they often have more images and text. Books should be the first stop in every research plan. 

All the BOOKS below contain fantastic photographs that capture            . Flushing High School Library has the books listed in the catalog.  Other BOOKS about       can be found at the Queens Public Library.

Highlighted Books from the Flushing High School Collection

Highlighted E Books from the Flushing High School Collection

Entrepreneurship Create Your Own BusinessLearn what it takes to transform an idea into a business. For grades 4-adult.

Available on Sora.

What do the founders of Panda Express, Instagram and Kind Bars all have in common? All were founded by immigrants. Read the inspiring story of these innovators, find out how you can use your idea to grow a business and change the world.

Read it on Sora.

Gale Cengage Learning Databases (NOVELNY)

Business Insights: Essentials

Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reportsmarket share reports, and financial reports.Thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collection.Deep research coverage with scholarly journalsbusiness news, and more.

Career Help

ELA Standards: Writing—Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.


New York Science, Industry and Business Library

Business Websites

The New York Small Business Development Center can help you with a business plan, legal questions and general advice, all for free! Schedule a first interview and get moving.  Located throughout New York State, including all 5 boros of NYC.

Business Mentor NY connects aspiring business owners with experienced mentors in their field of interest. Everybody needs a partner. Don't go it alone. Find help and advice through this website.



NYPL Teaching Sets


ELA Standards: Writing

Production and Distribution of Writing

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.


Read 1-3 Books or Chapter Selections from BOOKS in the LibGuide.

Record 5 facts and 5 responses to each fact on the Fact Response Journal Organizer.

Type an Annotation for each Book or Chapter selection read (75-word summary and 75-word critique).

* Teacher Assigned: Type a Research Paper about an assigned research topic.





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