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Small Business Administration
The SBA is a great resource for the small businessperson. Its mission
is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business
concerns to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and
strengthen the overall American economy. Check out SBA:
Starting Your Business for facts, figures and reports concerning
Small Business Yahoo
Features business guides, business tools and feature articles.
Business Resource Center
Contains help for small businesses in learning about identifying customers,
obtaining free publicity, selling products abroad, writing winning
proposals, business plans, and much more. Includes free templates
The Entrepreneur's Guidebook
Features 91 online small business planning and information guides,
a business planning workbook, FREE forms, quotes, business cartoons,
One of the best financial sites on the web. Has tools to help you
with your insurance, home loan, tax-preparation, investment, and retirement
Try this site for online brokerage services. You get real-time quotes.
The commission on stock transactions is $20 per trade for up to
1,000 shares (plus 2 cents for every additional share).
Experimental Stock Market
Stock information from MIT. Updates every 10 minutes with a 20 minute
Fidelity Investments Investor
Put your profits to work.
Investors Free Forum
Market Central. This site offers some of the best free investors
offers on-line. It also provides investment commentary, stock quotes,
charts, opinions and research - all updated daily. Free software
offers are updated monthly.
Offers financial funds and investments.
Personal Finance Magazine. Business forecasts and personal financial
Good for portfolio tracking and research. $9.95 a month.
From the publishers of Money Magazine.
A great first stop for evaluating mutual fund candidates.
A resource center dedicated to helping entrepreneurs find financing.
Need to check out interest rates or research financing options?
Includes an extensive list of bank links in the U.S. and Canada.
Commercial Finance ONLINE
An Internet database filled with information on a plethora of financing
sources. At Commercial Finance ONLINE you will find hundreds of
links to Financial Institutions and Professionals offering Commercial
Finance Services. More importantly though, you'll be able to search
for resources in a number of ways prior to spending the time visiting
a particular Website.
A selection of tools and resources related to "alternative"
forms of financing for entrepreneurs.
Direct Stock Market
For information on the Small Corporation Offering Registration program
-- designed to make raising capital easier for small business owners.
The Small Corporate offering registration network. SCOR - Home of
the public "Nanocap(tm)" stock market.
Complete "how to" resource for locating business, commercial
real estate IPO and venture capital financing. Includes free venture
capital database, Financing News reprints and information on where
to find alternative lenders.
Money Personal Finance Center
Find funding for your venture, online!
Venture Capital Resource Library
Features a diirectory of financing information and services, including
loans, and investors.
VISA Small Business
Working with SCORE, Visa will provide financial templates for finding
capital, obtaining loans and separating business and personal expenses.
U.S. Bureau of the Census
Check this page out for Census statistics. Real data on your market.
Provides the latest news.
Marketing Tools Magazine
Consumer trends, information based techniques, newsgroups and job
Bureau of Economic Analysis Home
Info on the U.S. economy. Great for market research.
Business Research Lab
A marketing research company specializing in conducting surveys
for small businesses.
Retail convenience store executives and their suppliers gather to
communicate, discuss industry trends, develop new products and relationships.
Includes demographic studies, market saturation studies and Top-100
A part of the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S.
Department of Commerce, this partially commercial site gives you
access to data generated by over 50 Federal sources.
National Foundation for
Women Business Owners
Browse the research section, become a member or get a Fact of the
Day. Based in Maryland, the NFWBO supports the millions of female
entrepreneurs in the U.S.
Women's Business Center
Dedicated to helping entrepreneurial women realize their goals and
aspirations. Features tips and strategies for starting a business.
of Women Entrepreneurs
This national U.S. service organization supports women business
owners by providing networking opportunities, education/training
workshops, and consulting services.
Entrepreneurial Edge Online
An online magazine with resources and information for entrepreneurs.
Offers in-depth information on how to successfully start and/or grow
a small/entrepreneurial business. Hundreds of articles and training
modules downloadable for free.
Home Office Hub
Business@home. The online gathering spot and information resource
for the working-from-home community. Caters to the interests and dreams
of the exploding work from home segment of the American workforce.
American Association of Home-Based
Non-profit organization for those who run a business from their
Bernt's Small Office Home Office Library
Includes a library of links to a wide variety of references for
SOHO-related technologies and resources. Interface is bit
clunky, but worth a click.
Home Office Association of America
Official WWW address of the Home Office Association of America.
A national and local organization for full-time home based professionals.
Has a newsletter.
Sanity in a Home Business
Balancing home and business, maintaining customer loyalty, getting
and keeping business, using computers to automate, and more.
of Home Based Businesses
Resource Center for
the Home-Based Information Business
How to start and operate a profitable home based information business
by someone who has done it!
and HomeBased Business Links
Contains a library with numerous small business related articles.
Provides information for Home Business Owners and for those considering
starting a home business. Helpful hints section is worth surfing.
Small Business Advisor
Advice for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the form of books,
special reports, opportunities, consulting, and useful on-line information.
Information to assist the entrepreneur in starting and operating a
successful business (books, consulting, opportunities, useful links).
Inc. Magazine Online
Contains over 4,000 business articles as well as software links related
to running and managing your business. A large portion of their magazine
articles from the last few years are available to search and review
on-line. A must review link for small business owners.
Web site for The Economist magazine.
Small Office Computing Magazine
Great source for managing your small or home office.
ZD Net showcases a variety of popular computer magazines, including
PC Magazine On-line. One of its best features is its ability to
search for articles from all their past magazines related to software
and hardware you're interested in.
Real-life stories and articles from entrepreneurs.
A resource center maintained by the Edward Lowe Foundation, the man
who invented Kitty Litter. Delivers 5,000+ how-to, what-works, and
best-practice articles. This site is a clearinghouse for information
to educate, support and represent those in small businesses and "Bring
down the walls of big biz America that block the entrepreneur."
Articles are searchable full text.
Corporate Agents Inc.
Need help setting up a U.S. corporation? Corporate Agents has been
helping the entrepreneurial, legal and financial community form corporations
since 1899. Last year, they helped form over 100,000 new corporations
(1 in every 8 new corporations established last year). Their site
provides comprehensive information on how to incorporate a business
in any state; state specific requirements, advantages and disadvantages
of incorporating; and business discount services. They claim that
by accessing their site, a user can incorporate their small business
in five minutes!
American Incorporators, Ltd.
If you are thinking about incorporating in Delaware, as many corporations
do, this site points out the benefits of that move, and helps you
choose the corporate structure that's right for you. American incorporators
will also assist any company anywhere in the U.S. to incorporate
Express: Creating an Effective Business Plan
Online workshop helps your through the writing process.
Business Owners Toolkit
Provides information tailored to the needs of small businesses --
includes information on federal and state regulations. Total know-how
on small business.
Features an online guide for people interested in starting their own
This web site features a panel of published business experts who will
answer online questions at NO charge. Topics range from planning,
starting, financing, and growing a small business, to partnership
relationships and franchising a business. Infoworth has been chosen
as a USA Today HOTSITE and is recommended by the Small Business Administration
as a HotLink.
Features answers to commonly asked questions by small-business owners.
A comprehensive guide to franchise opportunities. Offers a directory
of franchisors, the latest franchise news, franchise show schedules,
informative articles, and more. Also includes useful information on
the franchise process.
Listing of over 1700 franchises with timely articles and a wealth
of information on buying and owning a franchise.
Provides information to aid in selecting the right franchise.
Need information on franchising. This Connecticut company specializes
in helping entrepreneurs set up or buy them.
Successful Business Planning
in 30 Days combines the best features and benefits of the The
Entrepreneurs' Guidebook Series in an easy-to-use format! It
is a key tool in getting you informed, getting you motivated, and getting
your business plan written and your business started!