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 Business Plans   ( look for the complete small business practical financial and accounting tutorial it includes.)    ( loaded with all kinds of valuable links to small business interest topics.)

Starting a Small Business:


General Information Sources:   (Zoning Info)  (business statistics of interest to small business startup entrepreneurs)   (Better Business Bureau)  

Marketing, Advertising Sales:
Business Credit Card Resources

Lists Sources: 

Manufacturing Business:

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

Minority and Disadvantaged Business Assistance:

Financing Sites:   (About foundations)


Research and Development:
Franchising Site:

Venture Capital

Grant Application Guide Sites:   (SBA grant programs)

Human Resources:

Patents, Trademarks and Inventions:    (click on "Copyright Office”)

Consulting Business:    (Non-profits consulting)

Buying and Selling a Business:

Federal and State Government Procurement, Contracts and Subcontracts, Compliance, Regulations:   (Substitute any state letters to access that state's central info)   (Links to all Federal Government business services)      Lets you know what permits, fees, licenses, and taxes apply to your Californis busine

Small, Disadvantaged Business:

Small Business Size Standards:

Taxes:   (Click on "Small Business/Self Employed")   (IRS forms and publications)      (State Withholding Taxes)


Statistical Reports:


Legal Information References:

E-Commerce (entry level): 

Full Service Host Providers for E-Commerce:



Returns and Replacements:

General E-Commerce:

Associations and Trade Shows     American Society of Association Executives—
Gateway to over 6589 associations. Search by association name—Includes information about trade
shows and exhibitors at trade shows.     Trade Show Central—Directory of information on more than 30,000 shows

Business and Industry Information         Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System search Search engine listing products and services by industry        Company and industry profiles, executive biographies, financial data, business press coverage. Newsletter by subscription           Hoover’s Online—Business financial data and analysis. Links to current business news                     Internet Public Library—search on Business & Economics    Locates company Internet Web sites               Stat. USA Internet, U.S. Department of Commerce—Business, trade, and economic information       Vault—Job search information by state and industry              Wet Feet—Job-related company and industry profiles     Corporate Information—Company reports including sales, price and earnings analyses, and market commentary                     National Bureau of Economic Research—Business and economic working papers, NBER Reporter (Quarterly Review)      The Conference Board—Global Business Cycle Indicators by major country

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

Business and Other Types of Newsgroups   Google Groups  Usenet newsgroups organized by topic, for example, biz. for business products, services, and reviews

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

Franchising    International Franchise Association—Franchise information, discussion forums, services, news, bookstore

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

Marketing Information U.S. Department of Labor—Detailed workforce and economics facts  Offers links to survey, poll, and research sites (for example The Pew Research Center).   American Demographics—News articles, searchable database with segmentation data based on demographics   Concept Marketing Group Inc.—Help with small business marketing promotional effort

Internet references

  Veteran Information      <>  <>          Franchise Tax Board         Board of Equalization              Small Business Administration             State Compensation Insurance Fund (Workers Comp)          Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)  <>     Build Business Plan 

eMarketer                             Statistics & reports

EntreWorld                            1,000 plus small bus resources

Inc Online                                        Tools for Small Business owners

Intn’l Trade Administration                 Export related information

IRS                                                         Forms & tax information

National retail Federation                Largest retail association

SCORE                                                Free, small business counseling

U.S. Census Bureau                            Demographics, maps & counts

U.S. Federal Government                        100,000 plus databases

U.S. Patent /Trademark Offices             Search, print & find

U.S. Small Business Admin                      Everything for small business

Visa Small Business                           Credit card & business info

Wall St Journal Interactive                     WSJ online

Working Solo                             For & about home based bus’s

E-mail address directory                     Search e-mail addresses

Marketing data service                      Profiles, reports, profiles

Trade show information              Where, when & what

Commerce Business Daily                  Government contracting

Consumer Information center                 Publications

Minority Business Development             Government agency

Women Business Owners                        National Foundation

SmallbizNet                                          Document database

Social Security Administration                  Everything about Soc Security

Thomas Register                      Directory of U.S. manufacturers

Womens Business Center                Women & Business

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce              National information

The Company Corporation                      Business incorporation

CalGold             Permit, license & registration requirements made easy

California Trade & Commerce               Doing business in California

Women Business Owners                     Resource for women entrepreneurs

The Federal marketplace                About doing business with gov’t

Franchise information                    Information & opportunities

Business Guide to the Web                     Online supplier network

Federal Statistics                                Statistical information

FirstGov                                             Gateway to ALL gov sites

 Government Contracting Resource Center                     Current business opportunities and contractor profiles  <>
Marketplace Resource Center                   Analysis of industries

Media Finder                                Ad & list rates for print media

National Association for the Self-Employed                  Small business issues

Small Business 2000                                        Small business advice

Directory Guide                                            400 search engines, etc

National Federation of Independent Business                 Educational information for small business owners

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Center              

            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.                              Create & maintain a website

Direct Marketing Association                                    Largest association

 <Global marketplace                              Professional leads to services

Market for your talents                      Sell your services

WomanOwned.COM             Woman owned businesses

NOLO Law for all                                  Law in plain-English

U.S. Business Advisor          Helping you in business

Safety and Business Survival

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.)