Information is power. and, there are thousands of web sites geared towards entrepreneurs like you, offering information on business loans to home-computing advice. We have reviewed many of these sites and have identified and categorized those which appear to be most useful to you
The Small Business Power Links give you a selection of Web sites with useful business information and tools under the following categories: Business Planning & Managing, Communications & Human Resources, Finance, Government, International Trade, Legal & Tax, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Internet, and Small Business Administration. These links will guide you to some of the best features on Web sites—view an alphabetical list of specific topics. With one click you can get to real resources.
In addition to the links above, we have identified other sites, primarily identified with the Greater Bay Area, which we have divided into three categories: 1) Governmental, 2) Commercial, and 3) Associations.
In addition, there are many articles, of interest to the small business owner, published on the web.
Three commercial sites may also be worth your time: 1) Entrepreneur Magazine, 2) Inc.Online, and Bcentreal(MSN).
NOTE: These links are provided for the convenience of our Web site visitors. They are not an endorsement of the companies or Web sites listed, or the products or services offered by them.Check out a few of our 120 favorite online small business resources.
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www.score.org — SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business”
www.sba.gov — U.S. Small Business Administration
www.startupjournal.com — Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs
www.mycorporation.com — Incorporation Information
www.allbusiness.com — All Around Business Advice
www.inc.com — Inc. Magazine Business Information
www.irs.gov/smallbiz — Internal Revenue Service - Forms, Tax Help
Funding, Grants, Angel Groups and Venture Capital
Where and how to find capital for your business.
Venture capital and angel investor site
Intellectual Property (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights)
U.S. Federal Trade Commission national office
Domain Name Registration. Lists accredited registrars. Shop for needed services and price.
U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright Basics
National Patent and Trademark Office
Invention Development and Market Research. Buy the book.
Business Plan in 30 days! Excellent source for checklists. Buy the book.
Find a lawyer in your area
Specializes in legal do-it-yourself advice.
The Institute of Management and Administration
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – business help and links to related sites
Other Useful Sites
Franchise information and opportunities.
Innovation is a buzzword these days, and with good reason: it's emerging as one of the most important duties of management. Contains stories, articles, links and useful resources.
E-marketplace for small business purchasing
Thomas Register of US Manufacturers – find companies and products manufactured in North America
Science and Technology
Inventions Help — Inventnet forum
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and National Research Council
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Technical Information Service – publication by industry of NAICS, National Association of Industrial Classification Systems - replaces SIC
Patent and Trademark Office
SCORE National Site (Business advice/tools)
Small Business Resources and Publications
Magazine for up-to-date business information
Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury
Small Business Tax Management – links to IRS – answers to tax questions
Tips and Tools
Better Business Bureau. The ethical watchdog. Consumer business tips.
The Home Office Association home page. Have very good links, ideas, tips and resources.
A great website for people interested in doing business on the web. Freely shared information.
A fine site for those interested in doing business on the Internet. Articles, links, tips and useful information.
Excellent source of information and help
A trade association for women business owners. Research articles about women and minority businesses. Good links.
Home Office Professional Association
Business Advisor – access to government information, services and transactions
Bureau of the Census – business statistics
Department of Commerce – economic analysis, grants, economic development
Export Import Bank of the US – products and policies
US Government web portal to all government web sites – search through the database
Major resource, especially if you plan to grow a consumer oriented business. Plenty of free information.
Library of Congress – search for information
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) home page.
Small Business Administration – starting place for small business entrepreneurs and for all SBA loan programs
Patent and Trademark Office – file, status and search
Website – Do it Yourself source