Useful small business resources

Small business loans

Whether just opening a business or expanding, the list below can help you get started with your funding.

Small Business Administration
Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) Program
Business Loan Guide with Reviews

Small business marketing

The websites below are informative and interesting.  If you are trying to come up with a marketing plan, visit these websites for ideas on implementation.

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
small business marketing tips

Coach Maria
For business women who are consultants, advisors, & independent service professionals of small businesses

Duct Tape Marketing
Small business marketing ideas

Small business management

Especially if your business is just getting started, you will benefit from reading through the following websites.

Online guide to small business management
Small Business Administration – Small Business Management Series
Journal of Small Business Management

Small business start up information

Internal Revenue Service
Provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business and information to assist in making basic business decisions.

The Wall Street Journal – Center for Entreprenuers
Startup Journal
Startup Kits

Small business forms

Small business grants

While there are no grants for a simple business start-up (read more about small business grants) there are a few exceptions. The following websites provide the information you need to find out if you are qualified for a small business grant.

Small Business Development Centers
US Department of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency

Small business opportunities

Directories containing many top business and franchise opportunities.

Small business health insurance

Small business resources for health insurance:

eHealth Insurance

Small business software

The following software companies have versions geared specifically for small business.
Simply Accounting

Associations and Non-Profit Support Organizations

The mission of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship is to advance knowledge and foster business development through entrepreneurship education and research.

Edward Lowe Foundation
Providing support and assistance to second-stage companies – those that have grown past the startup stage but have not grown to maturity.

National Organization for the Self-Employed
The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation’s leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses providing a broad range of benefits and support to help the smallest businesses succeed.

National Small Business Association
The National Business Association keeps members up-to-date and informed on important issues impacting the self-employed and small business community.

Small Business Tips, Advice & Articles
Small business blog
Articles, tips, book recommendations


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