Get Help With Your Plan

Government Agencies

State Commerce Departments
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia, (202) 727-6365, fax: (202) 727-6703
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio, (614) 644-8748, fax: (614) 466-0829
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina., (803) 252-8806, fax: (803) 252-0455
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Software and Books

  • Ultimate Business Planner from Atlas Business Solutions
  • Business Plans Made Easy by Mark Henricks. This comprehensive guide shows you step-by-step how to create and use different kinds of targeted business plans for obtaining startup or extension capital, attracting top employees, finding partners, monitoring your business's performance and much, much more.
  • Start Your Own Business by Rieva Lesonsky. Whether you're just thinking about starting a business, have taken the first few steps, or already have your own business, this comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide can help ensure your success. It walks you through every aspect of the startup process-from evaluating your business ideas to laying the groundwork to day-to-day operations.
  • Dictionary of Business Terms. This compact dictionary is a cure for jargon overexposure. It provides concise definitions of business terms from "abandonment" to "zoning ordinance." Appendices explain common business acronyms, provide tables of compounded interest rate factors and more. It's the kind of book you'll turn to again and again.
  • Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs by Anthony and Diane Hallett. This reference guide profiles the lives and enterprises of hundreds of famous entrepreneurs, from Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics to Eastman Kodak's George Eastman. The stories are inspiring and provide a rich trove of real-life business strategies that worked.
  • Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson. The most recent release of this marketing classic provides updated marketing techniques for those with little cash but high hopes. Levinson's insistence on the central role of planning, and his simple but effective explanations of how to do it, will serve business planners well.
  • Guts & Borrowed Money by Tom Gillis. This practical guide is organized like an encyclopedia so you can quickly and easily look up detailed explanations of everything from arbitration to vision statements.

Source:The Small Business Encyclopedia, Business Plans Made Easy, Start Your Own Business and Entrepreneur magazine.

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