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managing your small business

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choosing a location

Choosing a Location

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

government contracting

Government Contracting

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

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!

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

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