Business Resource Links
Start Up Guide from US Small Business
This comprehensive guide provides a clear roadmap when you
start a business. Getting Started, Business Plan, Financing
Your Business Start Up, Writing Loan Proposals, and many
more interesting topics covered in detail here.
Tax Guide for Small Business
IRS information about taxes relevant for Small Businesses.
A handy alphabetical index covering diverse topics aids
effective navigation of this extremely useful
Government Resource Links
Starting a Business Checklist
This detailed checklist from the IRS.gov site may help when
you commence business operations.
As its name implies, this site is intended for use by
nonprofit organizations. It offers links at Cabinet
departments to information that is of special interest to
nonprofits. Other links will fetch information about
grants, volunteering and budgeting issues, and Master
Search lets you perform keyword searches on 530,000
government Web pages.
Small Business Administration
No matter what stage your business is at, you will find a
wealth of information here on starting, running and
expanding. Get step-by-step information on launching a
business, find out about SBA loan programs, take an online
course or register your business in Pro-Net for government
Library of Congress
The two most useful areas at this site are Thomas, where
you search for information about legislation, and the
Copyright Office, where information about copyright law is
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHAs pages provide a wealth of information related to the
agency's workplace safety standards and regulations.
You can search for OSHA regulatory rules, and delve into a
number of other databases that include information such as
recordkeeping guidelines, speeches and congressional
& Office Supplies Resource Links
Internal Revenue Service
Get the lowdown on current Federal tax regulations and
other tax information at the Internal Revenue Services Web
site, where you can also download tax forms and
instructions. Its Small Business Corner offers advice on
starting and operating your own business.
News sites do not get more thorough than this. You will
find up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest news events,
complete with audio, video, and tons of links to related
stories and background material. CNN Remote delivers news
updates to your Desktop.
In addition to comprehensive business coverage, the
online version of Fortune offers Fortune & Your
Company, a section geared to small businesses. You will
find articles on taxes, marketing, management,
technology, financing a business and more.
Public Library Ready Reference Collection
Among the categories in this extensive collection of
resources are Reference (almanacs, dictionaries,
encyclopedias and the like); Arts & Humanities;
Business & Economics; Computers & Internet;
Education; Health & Medical Sciences; Law, Government
& Political Science; and Sciences & Technology.
Browse within these categories or search alphabetically
The online version of this popular entrepreneurial
magazine regularly offers articles of interest to
small-business owners. The Virtual Consultant has
searchable databases with information such as businesses
up for sale, company profiles and demographics. There are
also worksheets you can use to determine the cost of
growth, long-term financial goals and other key business
Great American Office
You can order discount office supplies and products quickly
by entering a quantity directly in the search results list.
The number of items in your shopping cart and their total
cost are always displayed; at any time, you can remove
items, change quantities or quickly add an item by catalog
or model number.
At this site, you can search the large inventory of office
products, purchase them with a credit card or COD, and get
free next-day delivery for orders over $50. As you shop,
you can see the current total price of your purchases and