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BISON, The Franchise Network
Web site: http://www.bison.com
This site offers a Franchise Showcase which features some of the
opportunities for those who are serious about investing in a franchise;
articles regarding franchising, industry news, franchise insights and
allows a customized search to enable you to find the specific
information you need.
Department of Commerce (DOC)
This site provides information on the latest economic indicators, DOC
forms, DOC libraries, and employment reports. The site also provides
links to other administrations.
You can search EDGAR for a variety of documents which publicly traded
companies must submit to the SEC.
Web site: http://www.entrepreneur.com
This site contains information on starting your own business and many
links to various articles dealing with a wide variety of issues which
face all entrepreneurs, such as hiring employees, equipping your
office, insuring your business, defining your market, creating a
business plan, and making your business legal.
Entrepreneurs and Small Business Resources
Web site: http://www.financehub.com
This site links to resource sites for entrepreneurs, support organizations, and business sites that support entrepreneurs.
FedWorld Information Network
Web site: http://www.fedworld.gov
On this site you may search numerous government databases including the
Agency for Health Care Policy & Research Reports, Army
Publications, FAA Information & Documents, IRS, International Trade
& Business Bookstore, U.S. Customs, and many more.
Web site: http://www.franchise1.com
This site claims to be "The Comprehensive Directory of Franchises." It
provides information on featured franchises, the franchise directory,
articles, franchise shows and links to other related web sites.
Web site: http://www.garage.com
Garage.com tries to pair up would-be high-tech entrepreneurs with seed
financing from noted investors, venture capitalists, and corporations.
The selection process is rigorous, including approval by a selection
committee, submission of your business plan, and a face-to-face or
Global Trade Zone
Web site: http://tradezone.com
Global Trade Center provides many valuable international trade services
for manufacturers, importers, exporters, trade service businesses and
opportunity seekers. The site lists international trade business
opportunities, free import/export trade leads and traders web sites.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Web site: http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/businesses/index.html
This site has information regarding starting and operating a new small
business, tax calendars, employee retirement plan information, accurate
tax rules and regulations, and how they affect your business. This site
also offers publications which you may order.
International Business Forum
Web site: http://www.ibf.com
This site provides information about business opportunities in the
international marketplace. The site is intended for companies wishing
to export or expand into foreign markets.
International Trade Administration
Web site: http://www.ita.doc.gov
This is the U.S. commercial service trade development market access and
compliance import administration. Links include information regarding
trade rights, trade statistics, trade missions and events and answers
to export questions.
Web site: http://www.morebusiness.com
A professional resource with how-to articles on marketing, finance and
management, many links to relevant articles, and templates for you to
make your own press releases, contracts and agreements.
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (NASBIC)
Web site: http://www.nasbic.com
NASBIC is an association which acts as the voice of the small business
industry before Congress and the Administration. On this site, you may
obtain information regarding the organization, view news briefs,
publications, and success stories.
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
Web site: http://www.nvca.com
This site lists industry statistics, legislation information,
association events, association news, and provides an industry
overview. Also available is a link to their affiliate organization,
American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth (AEEG).
Online Women's Business Center
Web site: http://www.onlinewbc.gov
This site was created as a public and private partnership by the Small
Business Administration (SBA). The site has information on the
following topics: Women and Small Business, Is This For You?: A
Personal Evaluation, Choosing Your Direction, The Basics of Starting a
Business, Developing Your Business Plan: Start-Up Checklists, Practical
Advice From the Experts, Some Common Mistakes, The Language of
Business, Non-Financial Hurdles, Do I Have to Start From the
Beginning?, Working From Home and Success Stories.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Web site: http://www.score.org
The SCORE site offers a wide range of advice and resources including a
list of local offices, email addresses to retired executives who will
counsel you online, and a listing of upcoming workshops in your area.
Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
Web site: http://www.sec.gov/smbus1.htm
On this site, you can find up to date news of interest to small
businesses along with information on pending and completed initiatives
of interest to small business. Also available are small business forms
and associated regulations, and you can learn how the SEC protects
investors and maintains market integrity.
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