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Small Business Help Topics

Each help topic below takes you to a list of small business web resources that can speed you on your way to finding answers to your small business question.
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Import Export Help

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International trade (or as many small businesses call it, “Import Export“) can be a powerful part of a successful business plan. Whether you’re seriously considering the Import Export world, or just scouting out the possibilities, these Import Export links should help you get started in the right direction. Don’t forget to check out the great [...]

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E-Marketing

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The burning question many small business clients have is: What’s the best way to sell my product/service online? This report will point you toward e-marketing resources

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Disaster Preparedness

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Compiled by Stace Sorrells, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Getting back to business after a disaster depends on preparedness planning done today. Small business owners invest a tremendous amount of time, money and resources to make their ventures successful, and yet, while the importance of [...]

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Finance

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Compiled by Ambrose Turkson, SBDCNet Researcher Online Training Finance Primer: A Guide to SBA’s Loan Guaranty Programs – SBA How to Prepare a Loan Package – SBA Assessing Financial Needs – South-West Texas SBDC Buying or Selling a Business Checklists, articles and guides about buying or selling a small business: The Buyer Seller Relationship Checklist [...]

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Franchise

McDonald's Golden Arches

Use these Franchise Links and Resources to learn how to get started with franchising — either buying a franchise, starting a new franchise or selling a franchise. Don’t forget you can receive free or low-cost training and free professional business advice, from your local Small Business Development Center! Get started with Your Free Business Plan [...]

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Home Business

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Use these official links and resources to learn how to start a home business — one possible way to start on your path to independence and financial security. Don’t forget you can receive free or low-cost training and free professional business advice, from your local Small Business Development Center! Get started with Your Free Business [...]

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Inventing & Innovation

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Compiled by Kelly Walser, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Inventing Inventor Forms – Government forms from PatentCafe. Inventor’s Log Book – From the National Congress of Inventor Organizations, a nonprofit umbrella organization to assist inventors. Inventors Digest – Online version of the magazine with articles, [...]

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Small Business Marketing Tips

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Marketing Plans mplans.com Sample marketing plans online. Building Your Marketing Plan See the in depth series on “How Marketing Plans Work” INC.com Provides insights from industry experts on how to stretch your small business marketing dollars. Marketing Plan SBA’s course on how to develop a marketing plan. How to Write a Marketing Plan Product Management [...]

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Government Procurement

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Compiled by Stace Sorrells, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Federal Government Central Contractor Registration – primary vendor database for the Federal government Department of Defense (DoD) Procurement Gateway – information on DoD needs and how to register as a vendor to the military. DoD Office [...]

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Resources for Veterans

Color Guard, Future Veteran Small Business Owners

Veterans Small Business Owner General Information Center for Veterans Enterprise – Contains information on starting a business, management, financing, conferences and marketing for small businesses. Department of Labor Veterans Employment & Training Service – Programs that assist veterans in gaining employment. Department of Labor Veterans Employment & Training Service – A resource provided by the [...]

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Small Business Trends

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General Information Small Business Administration General information about small businesses and government small business programs. Programs of Special Note: Being called up to active duty is a huge sacrifice for you, your family and your business. The SBA offers programs to help relieve your burden whether you are an Active Duty Reservist or Guardsman or [...]

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Starting a Business

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Compiled by Veronica Rodriguez, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Entrepreneur Readiness Gaebler.com – a great starting a business page with many articles to help you get started. SBA Business primer – find out if your ready to start your own business Do you have the right [...]

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Taxes and Accounting

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Taxes Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information IRS Small Business/Self Employed – tax forms and publications applicable to small businesses. Tax Rates for all 50 States – from the Federation of Tax Administrators. Tax/Revenue Departments for each State Small Business Taxes & Management Quicken.com – Small Business Guide – Includes information on how to legally [...]

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Women and Minorities

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Compiled by Marissa Garcia, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Small Business Information for Minorities Minority Business Development Agency – Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, specifically created to encourage the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the United States. Minority Business Entrepreneur [...]

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Human Resources

Human Resources Staff

Compiled by Kelly Walser, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Associations/Organizations American Society for Training and Development – information on recent training trends. American Staffing Association – information on the temporary staffing industry. International Association for Human Resource Information Management – HR information management issues and [...]

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