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Small Business Help Topics

Find helpful links on starting, growing, and managing your small business.

Business plan development

Business Plan

Resources for writing a business plan & an alphabatized list of 800+ free sample business plans. Covers retail, service, technology, manufacturing & more!

Franchise

A franchise provides people the opportunity to own a business with the support and brand recognition of larger company. Franchises are independent businesses formed by

choosing a location

Choosing a Location

Our guide walks through key considerations & resources for Choosing a Location. Site selection research, traffic counts & more!

employee ownership

Employee Ownership

Introduction and guide on employee ownership for small business. Covers various models as well as the advantages and disadvantages of EO.

selling online

Selling Online for Small Business

Electronic commerce, also known as e-commerce, refers broadly to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet. Far from being just for

website design for small business

Website Design for Small Business

Electronic commerce, also known as e-commerce, refers broadly to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet. Far from being just for

SEO for small business

SEO for Small Business

Online shopping and e-commerce have become increasingly prominent in recent years, a trend that has only been further compounded and accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

small business reopening guide COVID-19

Small Business Reopening Guide

Up-to-date guide for reopening your small business, including health & safety guidance, best practices, and state resources on COVID-19.

human resources for small business

Human Resources for Small Business

Our human resources for small business info center covers a range of guidance & topic-specific resources for managing your most important asset – people!

Financing, finance

Finance

Don’t struggle with small business financing! The state of your finances can be the difference between closing the doors or opening a new location. Learn all about small business finance with our help topic guide.

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