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Small Business Administration (SBA)

As a spokesperson and strong advocate for those small businesses that need it the most, the SBA will increase its outreach, marketing, business development and use of electronic tools to create procurement opportunities for small businesses -especially small disadvantaged and women-owned businesses. Read More

SCORE Association

SCORE SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. Through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE’s volunteer business counselors have been helping small businesses succeed and grow since 1964. SCORE’s 10,500 volunteers provide free counseling and low-cost educational training workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners from 389 office locations across the country. All of SCORE’s business counseling services are available to U.S. citizens or resident aliens. Read More

Business Financing

In the world of finance there are many different options available to businesses of all sizes and types. The overall goal of business financing is to raise the capital to meet your business’s current needs. Those needs can range from equipment purchases to renovations, all of which will help your business to grow further in its industry. Next is to get this capital at the least cost for your business to ensure you will be able to meet the repayment obligation. Read More

America’s Small Business Development Centers

America’s SBDC represents America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) – the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. Read More

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

usptoPiracy, counterfeiting and the theft of intellectual property pose a serious threat to all U.S. businesses. Industry estimates of the cost of such theft range from $250 billion to 750,000 jobs per year. Small businesses often find themselves at a particular disadvantage because they often lack the resources and expertise available to larger corporations. Read More

U.S. Commercial Service

us-commercial-serviceThe U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets.

To find out more about how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you achieve export success, visit www.export.gov.

Internal Revenue Service

IRS Small Business Site - This special section offers a broad range of resources for small businesses from tax tips to audit technique guides. There are also several helpful CD's with information on how to order a free copy. For more information please visit the IRS Small Business Site.

Entrepreneur

Features daily news, message boards, interactive course work, an expert center, searchable database of opportunities and a free e-newsletter. For more information please click here

More Business

A very comprehensive site containing information about marketing, management and financing a business. For more information please click here

Bplans.com – Business Planning Resource

Free information on Business Ideas, Business Planning, Pitching, Funding, Management. For complete information visit - www.bplans.com