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 (government site) helps small business understand the legal
requirements of their business and locate government resources to
support their business.
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
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
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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