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Business Resources

Links to help you start, improve, or expand your business:

Document: Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Link: Cares Act
Desc: A PDF file from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Org: The Online MBA Guide
Web:MBA Guide
Desc: Within three years of graduation, 1 in 4 MBA grads will start their own business. Our ten-part guide familiarizes future business leaders with their MBA program options while guiding them through the selection & admissions process. The MBA curriculum equips entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge it takes to effectively lead and manage business operations. This guide will assist those considering business school as a route to business ownership.
Org:Blind Ability
Web:YouTube Video
Desc:Blind Ability video with audio description
Org:Business Filings
Desc:Gives an analysis of the various types of businesses and the advantages of each
Org:Business Network International
Desc:Includes a host of articles on networking and marketing ideas, offers a regular online newsletter subscription, and find nearest networking organizations to join
Org:Business Owners Idea Cafe®
Desc:The Small Business Gathering Place® serves up "A FUN Approach to Serious Business"(sm) with hearty advice on how to start, finance and run a small business. CyberSchmooz(sm) Forums give virtual peer feedback on business ideas and questions. Free advice from experts, plus stress-busting fun diversions.
Organization:Department of Labor Services by Location
Description:Department of Labor Services by Location
Organization:eHealth Medical Care
Description:Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) Explained
Desc:Lots of information for business owners; articles on marketing and general business tips for managers of any sized business.
Organization:HR University
Description:Teaching the Business of HR
Description:The Beginner's Guide to Planning and Saving for Retirement
Organization:Marketing Tips
Desc:Includes many links to newsletters, website tips, marketing tips, and other useful information for businesses who want to expand, especially to market more on the Internet.
Desc:Get free, confidential business advice from a business professional anytime online or search for a SCORE member near you
Organization:SBA - Small Business Administration
Description:Gives great ideas for starting a business, financing a business, answering legal questions, defining a business plan, and much more
Organization:SBA Women's Business Resources
Description:Women's Business Resources
Org:Small Business Now
Desc:Has many ideas for improving the success of your business; particularly related to home based businesses, but much relevant information for anyone managing a business of any type
Org:Tax Act online
Desc:Prepare and print your federal 1040 ABSOLUTELY free; includes all the forms and schedules most taxpayers need to complete their return; includes schedules for itemized deductions, EIC, interest and dividend income, business income, state forms, and much more; fill out the forms online or download the free software; automatically calculates your return as you enter information; alerts you to potential problems, missing data, and many tax-saving opportunities
Org:US Chamber of Commerce
Desc:Has a link to a business toolkit
Organization:US Office of Personnel Management: Health Insurance
Description:Health Insurance
Organization:Zentro Blog
Description:Expert Tips from Human Resources

Internet Resources

Behavioral Interviewing

Go to heading; agency resources; then topic; behavioral interviewing by author Amy Witten, J.D.

Business Planning Tips and Templates

Largest repository of info on creating a business plan, the first step of any small business. Their sample plans are a great starting point.

Free Business Tools

Free business tools for both offline and online businesses. It includes an invoice generator.

Market Planning Tips and Templates

Marketing planning tips and templates from the creators of bplans.com; a compilation of knowledge regarding marketing plans, including sample templates for an array of industries.