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Small Business Help Topics

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

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.

contracting

Government Contracting

Government contracting is big business. We’ve compiled the best small business resources for federal, state, and local government contracting.

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!

E-Marketing

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

Franchise

Use these Franchise Links and Resources to learn how to get started with franchising — either buying a franchise, starting a new franchise or selling

Home Business

Use these official links and resources to learn how to start a home business — one possible way to start on your path to independence

Inventing & Innovation

Compiled by Kelly Walser, SBDCNet Researcher Click here to suggest a resource link to be added to this page Inventing Inventor Forms – Government forms

Small Business Marketing Tips

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

Government Procurement

The latest government procurement resources for small businesses can be found here: Government Contracting

Small Business Trends

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

Starting a Business

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

Taxes and Accounting

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

Women and Minorities

The latest resources for women-owned small businesses can be found here: Women-Owned Small Business Resources The latest resources for minority-owned small businesses can be found

Human Resources

The latest human resources for small businesses can be found here: Human Resources

ECommerce Guides

The latest resources for ecommerce can be found here: Website Design for Small Business Selling Online for Small Business SEO for Small Business Photo by rupixen.com on Unsplash

Corporate Information

Knowing where to find Corporate information helps small businesses with incorporation, reporting requirements, researching your competition, learning about potential strategic partners and big customers are

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