Entrepreneurship Resource Center | Part 2
Part 2: Written sites on starting a small business.
A. Federal sites.
- Norwich University on being entrepreneurship for students…site.
- U.S. Small Business Administration website on starting and managing a small businessâ€¦site.
- United States Center for Entrepreneurshipâ€¦site.
- U.S. Small Business Administration 10 steps on opening your businessâ€¦site.
- IRS on starting up a companyâ€¦site.
- Dept of Veterans Affairs site on vets starting businessesâ€¦site.
B. Nongovernmental general sites.
- Bizee guide to starting your own business…link.
- Finimpact 13-step guide to starting a business…link.
- Finimpact scholarships for entrepreneurs…link.
- Finimpact small business ideas…link.
- Finimpact guide to business licenses…link.
- Zen Business resource guide for small business…link.
- Antonio Disano on how to start a business…link.
- Creditcard.com’s guide for disabled individuals starting a business…link.
- FormSwift’s Business Formation Guide, a site exploring the costs and benefits of incorporating, and the types of a corporation…site.
- National Federation of Independent Business is the main private association devoted to encouraging small business; their website has a plethora of resourcesâ€¦site.
- AffordableCollegesOnline.org has an extensive guide on how to start a business while in college (link) as well as one for starting a business right after college (link).
- Lendedu has a guide on getting financing for startup companies…link.
- Bankrate.com on how to build a better business credit score…link.
- Bankrate.com: minority business owners’ guide to raising capital…link.
- The New York Times database of its articles on business startupsâ€¦site.
- Entrepreneur.com on how to start a business (with a tab listing 55 businesses you can start for less than $5,000)â€¦site.
- About.com on the essentials of starting a businessâ€¦link.
- MyOwnBusiness.org is a non-profit organization that offers free videos on starting a businessâ€¦site.
- Inc.com Jeff Haden: How to Start a Small Business in a Few Hoursâ€¦site.
- AboutMoney.com small business information websiteâ€¦site.
- StartUpNation.com is a website and blog post for small business entrepreneursâ€¦site.
- WikiHow on starting your own businessâ€¦site.
- Cleverism.com article on everything about funding/financing a new business…site.
- Prof. Hofstand on funding a new businessâ€¦link.
- Business.com on starting your businessâ€¦site.
- Bplans on starting a small businessâ€¦site.
- Houston Chronicle site on starting a small businessâ€¦site.
- BusinessTown.com site with many different short discussions of a â€œhow-toâ€ natureâ€¦site.
- TenOnLine.com site with links to great short descriptive essays on starting a businessâ€¦site.
- Kiplinger Magazine list of the 10 best American cities to start a business inâ€¦site.
- CalcXML on calculating your startup costsâ€¦site.
- The Company Corporation list of startup stepsâ€¦link.
- FindLaw.com list of startup stepsâ€¦site.
- The Simple Dollar website of tips for small businesses…site.
- FormSwift’s website on SWOT analysis tool for helping devise a business plan…site.
- Formswift’s website on sample business plans…site.
- SimplifyLLC.com has a page on how to start an LLC…site.
C. Various state and local websites on starting a small business in that state.
- State of Alabamaâ€¦site
- State of Alaskaâ€¦site.
- State of Arizonaâ€¦site.
- State of Arkansasâ€¦site.
- State of Californiaâ€¦site.
- City of San Diegoâ€¦site.
- State of Coloradoâ€¦site.
- State of Connecticutâ€¦site.
- State of Delawareâ€¦site.
- State of Floridaâ€¦site.
- City of Miamiâ€¦site.
- State of Georgiaâ€¦site.
- State of Hawaiiâ€¦site.
- State of Idahoâ€¦site.
- State of Illinoisâ€¦site.
- City of Chicagoâ€¦site.
- State of Indianaâ€¦site.
- State of Iowaâ€¦site.
- State of Kansasâ€¦site.
- State of Kentuckyâ€¦site.
- State of Louisianaâ€¦site.
- State of Maineâ€¦site.
- State of Marylandâ€¦site.
- State of Massachusettsâ€¦site.
- State of Michiganâ€¦site.
- State of Minnesotaâ€¦site.
- State of Mississippiâ€¦site.
- State of Missouriâ€¦site.
- State of Montanaâ€¦site.
- State of Nebraskaâ€¦site.
- State of Nevadaâ€¦site.
- State of New Hampshireâ€¦site.
- State of New Jerseyâ€¦site.
- State of New Mexicoâ€¦site.
- State of New Yorkâ€¦site.
- State of North Carolinaâ€¦site.
- State of North Dakotaâ€¦site.
- State of Ohioâ€¦site.
- State of Oklahomaâ€¦site.
- State of Oregonâ€¦site.
- State of Pennsylvaniaâ€¦site.
- State of Rhode Islandâ€¦site.
- State of South Carolinaâ€¦site.
- State of South Dakotaâ€¦site.
- State of Tennesseeâ€¦site.
- State of Texasâ€¦site.
- City of Austinâ€¦site.
- City of Dallasâ€¦site.
- City of San Antonioâ€¦site.
- State of Utahâ€¦site.
- State of Vermontâ€¦site.
- State of Virginiaâ€¦site.
- State of Washingtonâ€¦site.
- State of West Virginiaâ€¦site.
- State of Wisconsinâ€¦site.
- State of Wyomingâ€¦site.
D. Ideas on which types of small businesses are easiest to start.
- Forbes list of 20 businesses you can start tomorrowâ€¦link.
- UK Web Host Review list of the 9 best ideas for starting a business…link.
- GoodFinancialCents.com 13 ideas for businessesâ€¦link.
- AboutMoney.com list of ten low-capital businesses to get intoâ€¦site.
- Starting-a-small-business.com (with hundreds of small business success stories)â€¦site.
- Business News Daily 22 ideas for starting a businessâ€¦link.
- Richard Goodwin’s website on how to start and maintain your own blog…link
- On Blast Blog: Matt Banner’s website on starting your own blog….link.
- Design Bombs site on how to use WordPress to design a blog to support a business….link.
E. Franchising websites.
- Forbes list of best and worst franchises to buyâ€¦link.
- Enterprise.com 100 low-cost franchisesâ€¦link.
- FranchiseDirect.com database of franchises…link.
- FranchiseGator.com database of franchises for saleâ€¦link.
- Franchise.com database of information on franchises and ones for saleâ€¦link.
- BFS Capital page on starting your own restaurant franchise…link.