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Last checked,  Sept 11, 2013

 Business Plans

http://www.att.sbresources.com   ( look for the complete small business practical financial and accounting tutorial it includes.)
http://www.jian.com 
http://www.toolkit.cch.com/
http://www.Inc.com
http://www.quicken.com/small_business
http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com
http://www.guru.com
http://www.bizcoach.org/start.htm
http://www.Bplans.com
http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov/starting/businessplan.html
http://www.sba.gov/classroom/bplan914.html
http://www.sba.gov/sbdc
http://www.smbtn.com 
http://www.businessplans.org 
http://www.howstuffworks.com    ( loaded with all kinds of valuable links to small business interest topics.)
http://www.BizPlanIt.com


Starting a Small Business:

http://www.sba.go
http://www.score.org 
http://tenonline.org/sbc/
http://www.isquare.com/
http://www.nfibonline.com/
http://www.corporate.com
http://www.workz.com
http://www.bizmove.com
http://www.allbusiness.com
http://www.members.tripod.com/houbc  
http://www.entreworld.org
http://www.office.com
http://www.about.com  
http://www.entrepreneur.com
http://www.state.ca.us/mobd  
http://www.smbtn.com
http://www.chamberbiz.com  
http://www.startupjournal.com
http://www.hud.gov/groups/smallbusiness.cfm
http://www.smalloffice.com
http://www.onvia.com 

General Information Sources:

http://www.business.gov 
http://www.thomasregister.com 
http://www.directories.com  
http://www.tscentral.com  
http://www.bigstep.com  
http://www.massbedrock.org
http://www.businessEKG.org
http://www.e-cityhall.com   (Zoning Info)
http://www.bizstats.com  (business statistics of interest to small business startup entrepreneurs)
http://www.ebmagz.com 
http://www.bbb.com   (Better Business Bureau)
http://www.ISORegistered.com 
http://www.lowe.org
http://www.bcentral.com
http://www.allbusiness.com  


Marketing, Advertising Sales:

http://www.knowthis.com
http://www.imarketinc.com
http://www.marketitright.com    
http://www.sprinks.com 
http://www.justsell.com   
http://www.getpress.com 
http://www.knowthis.com 
http://www.yudkin.com
http://www.gmarketing.com
http://www.gmarketingcoach.com
http://www.bcentral.com
http://www.bizweb2000.com
http://www.SmallTownMarketing.com
Business Credit Card Resources

Lists Sources:

http://www.GreatLists.com
http://www.hdml.com
http://www.caldwell-list.com 

Manufacturing Business:

http://www.mep.nist.gov


Women's Business Sites; Center for Women & Enterprise:

http://www.onlinewbc.org 
http://www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/wbcs.html 
http://www.onlinewbc.org/docs/finance/captoo.html  
http://www.discoverbusiness.com 
http://www.nawbo.org


Minority and Disadvantaged Business Assistance:

http://www.mbda.gov
http://www.ushcc.com
http://www.website1.com/aamb

Financing Sites:


http://www.inc.com/guides
http://www.score.org/workshops/business_angel.html
http://www.inc.com/articles/details
http://www.sba.gov/financing/frprequal.html
http://www.sba.gov/financing/frcdc504.html
http://tenonline.org/sbc/sref/jg2.html
http://www.workingcapital.org 
http://www.BankRate.com
http://www.capital-connection.com 
http://www.livecapital.com
http://www.businessfinance.com
http://www.garage.com
http://www.businessekg.org 
http://www.bankofamerica.com
http://www.wellsfargo.com
http://www.fdncenter.org   (About foundations)

Leasing:
http://www.elaonline.com
http://www.GEsmallbusiness.com
http://www.TrinityBusinessGroup.com

Research and Development:

http://www.sba.gov/sbir
http://www.sba.gov/advo/research
 
Franchising Site:

http://www.howstuffworks.com/franchising.htm 
http://www.frandata.com

Venture Capital
http://www.garage.com
https://ace-net.sr.unh.edu./pub
http://vfinance.com
http://www.venturereporter.net
http://www.mycapital.com


Grant Application Guide Sites:

http://www.grantscape.com/FTP/101.html
http://www.hud.gov/grants/index.cfm
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/
http://www.sba.gov/expanding/grants.html   (SBA grant programs)

Human Resources:

http://www.hrzone.com

Patents, Trademarks and Inventions:

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm
http://tenonline.org/sbc/sref/jpl.html
http://uspto.gov 
http://www.ftc.gov
http://www.loc.gov    (click on "Copyright Office”)
http://www.patentcafe.com 
http://www.willitsell.com 
http://www.iplex.com  
http://www.pl-x.com 
http://www.aipla.org 
http://www.howstuffworks.com/patent.htm 
http://www.micropatent.com
http://www.trademark.com
http://www.nolo.com
http://www.patentpending.com
http://www.cpl.lib.uic.edu
http://www.cpl.li.uic.edu/cpl.html


Consulting Business:

http://tenonline.org/sbc/sref/ap3.html
http://tenonline.org/sbc/sref/ap2.html
http://www.escus.org/flash/index.html    (Non-profits consulting)
http://www.nwfusion.com/net.worker/research
http://www.Intranets.com
http://www.CPAdirectory.com

Buying and Selling a Business:

http://.www.wwbsi.com
http://www.ABCbizsale.com
http://www.freeman-assoc.com
http://www.mergernetwork.com
http://www.usbx.com
http://www.nationalist.com

Federal and State Government Procurement, Contracts and Subcontracts, Compliance, Regulations:

http://pro-net.sba.gov
http://web.sba.gov/subnet  
http://www.mac.doc.gov 
http://www.sba.gov/hubzone
http://www.sba.gov/library/pubs.html 
http://www.sba.gov/library/forms.html 
http://www.comm-pass.com
http://www.state.ca.us   (Substitute any state letters to access that state's central info)
http://www.business.gov   (Links to all Federal Government business services)
http://www.calgold.ca.gov      Lets you know what permits, fees, licenses, and taxes apply to your Californis busine
ss.

Small, Disadvantaged Business:

http://www.hud.gov/offices/osdbu/index.cfm
http://www.sba.gov/sdb/

Small Business Size Standards:

http://www.sba.gov/size

Taxes:

http://www.tax.gov 
http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/business/index.html   (Click on "Small Business/Self Employed")
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html   (IRS forms and publications)
http://www.payrolltaxes.com
http://www.dor.state.ca.us/      (State Withholding Taxes)
http://www.smbiz.com

Publications:

http://www.sba.gov/library/pubs.html

Statistical Reports:

http://www.sba.gov/advo

Export:

http://www.state.ma.us/export 
http://www.Exporthotline.com 
http://www.sbea.com 

Legal Information References:
http://www.findlaw.com 
http://www.corporate.com
http://www.willitsell.com
http://www.BusinessLaw.gov
http://www.nolo.com
http://www.Freeadvice.com
http://www.SmartAgreements.com

E-Commerce (entry level):

http://www.bcentral.com
http://www.bigstep.com
http://www.estoremanager.com
http://www.freemerchant.com
http://store.yahoo.com
http://www.gobizgo.com
http://www.vastweb.com 

Full Service Host Providers for E-Commerce:

http://www.ipservices.att.com/sbh23
http://www.bcentral.com
http://www.dellhost.com
http://www.ibm.com/services/webhosting
http://www.interland.com
http://www.hostcentric.com
http://www.web2010.com
http://www.verio.com
http://www.webreco.com 
http://www.Yet2.com 
http://www.icdsoft.com/hosting.php 
http://www.hostglobal.com
http://www.hottesthosts.com
http://www.tophosts.com
http://www.globalhosting.com


Shipping:

http://www.stamps.com

Payment:

http://www.paypal.com

Returns and Replacements:

http://www.thereturnexchange.com

General E-Commerce:

http://www.IBM.com/smallbusiness
http://www.fedexecommerce.com 
http://www.ec.ups.com
http://www.e-commerce.com
http://www.howstuffworks.com
http://www.internet.com

Associations and Trade Shows
www.asaenet.org/Gateway/OnlineAssocSlist.html     American Society of Association Executives—
Gateway to over 6589 associations. Search by association name—Includes information about trade
shows and exhibitors at trade shows.

www.tscentral.com     Trade Show Central—Directory of information on more than 30,000 shows

Business and Industry Information

www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html         Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System search
http://www.business.com/industry-profiles/index.asp Search engine listing products and services by industry
www.onesource.com        Company and industry profiles, executive biographies, financial data, business press coverage. Newsletter by subscription
www.hoovers.com           Hoover’s Online—Business financial data and analysis. Links to current business news
www.ipl.org                     Internet Public Library—search on Business & Economics
www.netpar.com/company/search.html    Locates company Internet Web sites
www.stat-usa.gov               Stat. USA Internet, U.S. Department of Commerce—Business, trade, and economic information
www.vaultreports.com       Vault—Job search information by state and industry
www.wetfeet.com              Wet Feet—Job-related company and industry profiles
www.corporateinformation.com     Corporate Information—Company reports including sales, price and earnings analyses, and market commentary
www.nber.org                     National Bureau of Economic Research—Business and economic working papers, NBER Reporter (Quarterly Review)
www.tcb-indicators.org      The Conference Board—Global Business Cycle Indicators by major country

Business News

www.prnewswire.com    P R Newswire—News targeting, distribution, and measurement services via full-text news (includes news by industry)
www.multex.com     Reuters—Global financial information, At-A-Glance company reports
www.pressline.com     Offers keyword searchable database of approximately 20,000 releases from companies worldwide
www.ecommercetimes.com  Ecommerce Times--Outstanding, up-to-date online newsletter with in-depth coverage of developments, products, and services i

Business and Other Types of Newsgroups

www.groups.google.com   Google Groups  Usenet newsgroups organized by topic, for example, biz. for business products, services, and reviews

Financing Resources

www.valuationresources.com     Company valuation resources, industry reports, economic data, SIC/NAICS codes, financial ratios, industry resources, public company data
www.privateequity.com            Search directory of online information, Web site links, industry events serving venture capitalists and consultants
www.vFinance.com             Searchable database of venture capital firms and angel investors. Focus on finding capital and investment opportunities.
www.nvca.org                 National Venture Capital Association—Publications, industry overview, industry research, industry statistics…more
www.businessfinance.com    BusinessFinance.com—Advice, 4000+ business loan and capital sources. Search engine included for funding sources by description of business need…or application.

www.capitalcampaigns.com     Capital Quest Inc.—Fundraising consulting firm

Franchising

www.franchice.org    International Franchise Association—Franchise information, discussion forums, services, news, bookstore

Industry Classification

www.osha.gov  U.S. Department of Labor—SIC/North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) searches by industry

Marketing Information

 www.bls.gov U.S. Department of Labor—Detailed workforce and economics facts
www.princeton.edu/~abelson/index.html  Offers links to survey, poll, and research sites (for example The Pew Research Center).
www.demographics.com   American Demographics—News articles, searchable database with segmentation data based on demographics
www.marketingsource.com   Concept Marketing Group Inc.—Help with small business marketing promotional effort

Internet references

  Veteran Information      <>www.score.org/veteran.html  <>
www.sba.gov/reservists/GettingVetsBacktoBusiness-Web%20Resolution.pdf 

www.ftb.ca.gov          Franchise Tax Board  
www.boe.ca.gov         Board of Equalization  
www.sba.gov              Small Business Administration  
www.scif.com             State Compensation Insurance Fund (Workers Comp)  
www.dir.ca.gov/dosh          Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)  <>
www.va-interactive.com/score/businessplan/businessplan.html     Build Business Plan 

eMarketer                      http://www.emarketer.com                 Statistics & reports

EntreWorld                     http://www.entreworld.org                 1,000 plus small bus resources

Inc Online                      http://www.inc.com                            Tools for Small Business owners

Intn’l Trade Administration                http://www.ita.doc.gov           Export related information

IRS                                     http://www.irs.gov                              Forms & tax information

National retail Federation       http://www.nrf.com                Largest retail association

SCORE                                http://www.score.org                          Free, small business counseling

U.S. Census Bureau               http://www.census.gov                       Demographics, maps & counts

U.S. Federal Government              http://www.business.gov                    100,000 plus databases

U.S. Patent /Trademark Offices         http://www.uspto.gov             Search, print & find

U.S. Small Business Admin                http://www.sba.gov                Everything for small business

Visa Small Business                        http://www.visabusiness.com             Credit card & business info

Wall St Journal Interactive                http://www.wsj.com               WSJ online

Working Solo                          http://www.workingsolo.com             For & about home based bus’s

E-mail address directory         http://www.bigfoot.com                     Search e-mail addresses

Marketing data service            http://www.zapdata.com                    Profiles, reports, profiles

Trade show information          http://www.tsnn.com              Where, when & what

Commerce Business Daily      http://cbd.cos.com/                  Government contracting

Consumer Information center         http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov                 Publications

Minority Business Development      http://www.mbda.gov             Government agency

Women Business Owners     http://www.nfwbo.org                        National Foundation

SmallbizNet                         http://www.lowe.org                           Document database

Social Security Administration           http://www.ssa.gov                 Everything about Soc Security

Thomas Register                     http://www.thomasregister.com/           Directory of U.S. manufacturers

Womens Business Center       http://www.onlinewbc.gov                Women & Business

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce            http://www.ushcc.com            National information

The Company Corporation                 http://www.incorporate.com               Business incorporation

CalGold          http://www.calgold.ca.gov             Permit, license & registration requirements made easy

California Trade & Commerce            http://www.commerce.ca.gov             Doing business in California

Women Business Owners                   http://www.nawbo.org            Resource for women entrepreneurs

The Federal marketplace         http://www.fedmarket.com                About doing business with gov’t

Franchise information             http://www.betheboss.com                 Information & opportunities

Business Guide to the Web    http://www.bizweb.com                     Online supplier network

Federal Statistics                     http://www.fedstats.gov                     Statistical information

FirstGov                               http://www.firstgov.gov                        Gateway to ALL gov sites

 Government Contracting Resource Center     http://www.govcon.com                     Current business opportunities and contractor profiles  <>
Marketplace Resource Center             http://www.imarketinc.com                Analysis of industries

Media Finder                 http://www.mediafinder.com                         Ad & list rates for print media

National Association for the Self-Employed             http://www.nase.org               Small business issues

Small Business 2000                             http://www.sb2000.com                     Small business advice

Directory Guide                                 http://www.directoryguide.com                     400 search engines, etc

National Federation of Independent Business           http://www.nfib.org                Educational information for small business owners

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Center              http://www.uschamber.com/sb          

            The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Center is a one-stop shop for small businesses
             containing everything from practical business advice to the latest small business news from Washington, D.C.

WorkZ.com                 http://www.workz.com                       Create & maintain a website

Direct Marketing Association                         http://www.the-dma.org                     Largest association

 <Global marketplace                 http://www.elance.com                       Professional leads to services

Market for your talents           http://www.sologig.com                     Sell your services

WomanOwned.COM             http://www.womanowned.com          Woman owned businesses

NOLO Law for all                  http://www.nolo.com                          Law in plain-English

U.S. Business Advisor              http://www.business.gov/busadv      Helping you in business

Safety and Business Survival         http://www.ready.gov

The above list has enough content and internal links to make anyone knowing all of it ready for an instant MBA degree!! 
The references are for information only without implied endorsement by the compiler.  Any user should explore the sites
and decide independently which seem suitable for a specific application.  There are numerous links associated with each s
ite that should not be overlooked because they provide very valuable additional related information.

(It is always possible that a few of the sites may have been withdrawn since this list was prepared, b
ut the vast majority are
actively present and contain tons of valuable information, ideas, suggestions and guidance.)