Online Business Resources For Your Small Business - Part IV

Online Business Resources For Your Small Business - Part IV

There are many online resources available to assist businesses. Some are well known while others may take some research to find. Online resources give you 24/7 access to help as you prepare to launch your business while refining your business plan. Small Business Development Centers Your local Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer free one on one confidential consultations from successful business people in your community. They also hold classes and workshops to give business owners more hands on assistance with different business concepts. Small Business Association (SBA) This site contains financial assistance information for businesses. It list the eligibility requirements for different types of loans, bonds, and grants that are available for new and existing businesses. Business website Business (government site) helps small business understand the legal requirements of their business and locate government resources to support their business. Thomasnet Thomasnet helps business owners find suppliers and manufacturers for the products they plan to sell. Thomas.net also list the online catalogs of products, services, and brands from these suppliers and manufacturers. IRS website The IRS website has a small business and self employed section that gives information on: Forms and Publications Information on getting your EIN Taxes (of course) Small Business Events Links to state government websites These online resources are just the start of your online journey as you create your business plan. Use Google to find local resources in your community for: Technology Business Incubator Centers City & State Tax Receipts (when applicable) Business Name Registration Business Operating Issues Meetup This website contains tons of other business owners who meet to discuss what they have learned about starting a business and how they overcome challenges as they developed their business. There are business meet-ups in every state and you can search on their site to find the ones in your business industry.
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