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Coffee shop business

Coffee Shop Business

Think you have what it takes to serve up America’s favorite drink? Learn more about the Coffee Shops industry and what it takes to start a business of your own.

AI for small business

AI for Small Business

Our guide on AI for Small Business will help you learn more about artificial intelligence applications and implementation in small business.

artificial intelligence industry

Artificial Intelligence Industry

Artificial intelligence industry resources & information for your small business. Links to AI research, industry trends, associations & more.

Financing, finance, taxes and accounting

Tax and Accounting

Tax and accounting resources for small business owners to help meet fiscal obligations to federal, state, and local taxing authorities.

patents

Patents

Our guide on patents will help you learn more about this type of intellectual property, develop a strategy for your small business & more.

SBIR STTR

SBIR and STTR

Guide for small businesses interested in or pursuing SBIR and STTR federally-funded research and development efforts.

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

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!

Crafts and hobbies business

Creative Industry

Creative industry resources and information to assist your startup or small business. Links to creative industry research, helpful tools and more.

Bakery Business

Bake up a storm with the latest bakery business market research, baking trends, associations and more.

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