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Great Web sites for start-up entrepreneurs

Starting a business? Visit these Web sites for information and assistance:

  • Business Start-Ups magazine:http://www.bizstartups.com

    An online magazine for new entrepreneurs, with information on start-up strategies, hot opportunities, financing and more.

  • HomeOffice magazine:http://www.homeofficemag.com

    An e-zine that features articles on running a homebased business or working for someone else from your home office.

  • SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives):http://www.score.org

    Find business articles, workshop information and links to other valuable sites, plus get e-mail counseling for your start-up venture.

  • SBA:http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov

    Find out all the ways the SBA can help you, plus click on links to other valuable resources.

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:http://www.uspto.gov

    Get information on patents and trademarks, including necessary forms and fee schedules.

  • Small Business Exchange:http://www.americanexpress.com/smallbusiness

    Browse an array of American Express products and services, including merchant status, corporate cards and equipment financing, plus a wide range of articles on various aspects of starting and running a business.

  • Expert Marketplace:http://www.expertmarketplace.com

    Need a consultant? This site provides access to a database of more than 214,000 consulting firms, plus articles and case studies.

  • Federal Trade Commission:http://www.ftc.gov

    Get the latest on consumer protection and fraud issues, information on franchises and business opportunities, details on antitrust and competition cases, and more.

  • Insurance Information Institute:http://www.iii.org

    Make the right insurance decisions for your small or homebased business with help from this site.

  • Idea CafĂ©:http://www.ideacafe.com

    Enjoy articles, product reviews, links to online forums and chat rooms . . . all displaying a whimsical approach to business.

    Contact Source

    Bow Wow Meow Treatoria, 1415 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 545-0740

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This article was originally published in the September 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Get The Last Laugh.

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