General Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resources
Federal Trade Commission: Starting an Internet Business: The FTC provides advice for entrepreneurs who are starting an online Internet business.
Small Business from USA.gov: Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
Business Reference Services : This is the 4th Edition of the The Entrepreneur’s Reference Guide to Small Business Informationfrom the Library of Congress.
Entrepreneurship.org: Entrepreneurship.com provides information to develop ideas, advice for getting started and tools to help to grow your small business.
B Plans: Offering over 500 free sample business plan, this website is a must for those who are starting their own business.
Small Business Law: If you are starting your own business, this website from findlaw.com provides legal information on small business finance, taxes, operations, regulations and more.
Small Business HR Resources
Small Business Tools and Forms: This website provides ready-to-use down-loadable tools and forms for human resource managers.
Benefits Links for ERISA: This website provides helpful information for making and implementing employee benefit plans.
SBA: Hire and Manage Employees: The Small Business Association provides business owners with important human resource information from hiring foreign or disabled employees to how to legally terminating a worker.
Small Business Marketing Resources
PR Log: This website provides free press release distribution services to major search engines.
Hootsuite: This free tool allows companies to manage their social media platforms in one place.
Answer the Public: This free tool provides keyword research and content ideas to business owners. Built by marketers FOR marketers, this tool can expand your business’s marketing reach.
Portent’s Title Generator: This website is a content idea generator. Use this for your business to create insightful blog posts.
Lead Management Software: Use this tool to keep tabs on your sales process and manage information on potential clients.
American Fact Finder: The US Census Bureau provides this tool to give out free information on population, income levels and other geographical information to help you in your business marketing research.
OSHA Small Business Handbook: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides this free PDF handbook for business owners. Are you meeting all the legal requirements?
Businessing Magazine: This weekly business magazine provides plenty of business news, ideas and content for new business owners.
Fast Company: This online magazine offers readers information on business leadership, new business technology, cutting edge business ideas and so much more!
Resource Guide for Small Business: This free PDF from the Small Business Administration offers small business owners information on for starting your own business, how to market your new business, success stories from other entrepreneurs and so much more!