Useful small business resources
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
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.
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.
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.