Small Business Resource Center
Establishing a nonprofit requires an ongoing commitment, not just an initial injection of funding. Here are the steps to take when you're ready to jump in.
Why is a business plan so vital to the health of your business? Read the first section of our tutorial on How to Build a Business Plan to find out.
There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.
Learn how and where to find money for your startup.
Save your company thousands of dollars with these penny-pinching tips.
Unsure where you should be focusing your energies? Our business timeline series will help you keep your eyes on the prize, no matter what stage you're in.
Are you thinking about buying a franchise? We've got all the information you need to help you decide whether franchising is right for you.
What's required? What's not? And what's just good policy? This primer will help you figure it out.
8 tried and true steps for attracting visitors to your site--and getting them to buy.
Must Visit Websites for Business Owners
With an emphasis on problem solving, this site features more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
The folks at Google deliver a free web-based word processor and spreadsheet, which allow you to share and collaborate online. Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, and more.
Business owners can get all of their federal and business tax information--not to mention forms--directly from the source. It's also a good place to stay current on tax laws that affect business owners.
Easy-to-use web-based customer relation management tools for your entire company, including online solutions for sales, service, marketing, and call center operations.
Here you can
learn how to start your own business
and finance it. The site also provides information on business opportunities, local SBA offices, laws and regulations, and much more.
Official site for searching the U.S. patent database. Includes international treaties, statutes and patent news.
Save time and money with these free business documents.
This calculator helps you evaluate how much capital you'll need to start your business.
This calculator shows how much revenue you need to cover both fixed and variable costs.
This calculator shows you what impact improving your website conversion rate has on your total online sales.
Analyze how much your cash is worth today vs. in the future.