- You asked this question at Entrepreneur.com, which is the best place to start looking. Go back to the homepage and look at the sections to see how much is available on starting your business.
- There is a major "starting your business" section at www.bplans.com. That one too is marked from the homepage.
- For live people, get in touch with the nearest Small Business Development Center (SBDC). You can find a list at bplans.com/sb/. These are funded by federal, state, and local money and usually provide great information for relatively low prices.
Tim Berry is the chairman of Eugene, Ore.-Palo Alto Software, which produces business-planning software. He founded Bplans.com and wrote The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, published by Entrepreneur Press. Berry is also a co-founder of HavePresence.com, a leader in a local angel-investment group and a judge of international business-plan competitions.