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The mission of the Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNET) is to meet the information needs of the SBDC community in the United States and its territories. SBDCNET serves as a resource providing timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients. The goals of SBDCNET are to:
BizBuySell is the Internet's most active marketplace for businesses and franchises for sale. Each month BizBuySell receives over 800,000 visits from individuals looking for new business opportunities and from business owners looking to sell their business or franchise. BizBuySell also offers low-cost business valuation reports, and a free 100+ page Guide to Selling Your Small Business.
Corporate Turnaround [CT] is an alternative to bankruptcy for smaller businesses. CT, in cooperation with the ASBDC, has written a free guide on managing business debt and has developed a comprehensive Tool Box to help counselors assess individual cases. For a copy of the guide please click here: Free Guide. For free access to the tool box click here: SBDC Tool Box.
The FAMEE Foundation (Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs) is an excellent small business marketing resource. This 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization has a large number of FREE marketing programs available for both entrepreneurs and small business marketing consultants. From a full small business book and workbook, to a marketing course for startups, marketing tips for the recession, to marketing plan presentation for investors, to in-depth mastery courses for more experienced entrepreneurs. Also available are a number of free marketing tools and downloads.
Benchmarks based on the largest and most reliable database of financial information of privately held companies.
The NxLeveL® entrepreneurial training programs are practical, hands-on business development courses designed to help entrepreneurs advance their skills in starting, growing, and managing their business. NxLeveL® classes are offered throughout the United States through the NxLeveL® Training Network. The Network is a group of organizations engaged in entrepreneurial training. It includes Small Business Development Centers, chambers of commerce, business incubators, councils and associations of government, planning districts, community development corporations, USDA agencies, Native American groups, SBA funded training organizations, faith-based organizations and many others. In addition to exceptional training curricula, NxLeveL® continues to develop partnerships with organizations committed to small business development.
The Public Risk Institute (PERI) website includes an extensive collection of risk management publications, programs and tools, including a Resource Library organized by topic, audience, and type of resource.
This extensive and straight-forward guide describes all of the aspects of starting your own business.
SmallBizU is for those individuals seeking thought-leadership. Designed specially for entrepreneurs and small businesses, this online university seeks to instill a formal business intelligence--the capacity to solve problems, meet challenges, and create valued products.
SmallBizU teaches the 3Ms: Money, Marketing, and Management. We do this through a no-frills, utilitarian curriculum that provides small businesses with real world tools and information. From new ventures, to business managers, to entrepreneurs, to master level classes, we have a range of courses across all functional areas of small business. Large corporations have their own training departments--now you have your own just-in-time desktop university with SmallBizU.
Microsoft provides advice, products, tools and information for your small businesses.
AllBusiness.com helps entrepreneurs, small and growing businesses, consultants and business professionals save time and money by addressing real-world business questions and presenting practical solutions. The site offers resources including how-to articles, business forms, contracts and agreements, expert advice, blogs, business news, business directory listings, product comparisons, business guides, a small business association and more.
Browse more than 1,000,000 articles from over 700 periodicals to find information and resources for all your business needs. Use the Search box to look up specific terms or browse the links below to find all the information you need.
AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Bankrate, Inc. is the Web`s leading aggregator of financial rate information. Bankrate`s rate data research offering is unique in its depth and breadth. Bankrate continually surveys approximately 4,800 financial institutions in all 50 states in order to provide clear, objective, and unbiased rates to consumers. Its flagship Web site, Bankrate.com, provides free rate information to consumers on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used automobile loans, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees.
Calculate the start-up costs of your new business before you get going. This calculator helps you evaluate how much capital you`ll need to start your business.
BizPlans.com exists to help you, to teach you, and to provide solutions that build and grow your business. BizPlans.com believes that:
BizPlans.com contains the largest single collection of free sample business plans online. In addition to that, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing your business. BizPlans.com includes practical advice on planning, interactive tools, and a panel of experts who have answered more than 1,400 questions from people like you. BizPlans.com has also won several awards as a valuable "plain talk" resource.
Find industry analysis you need to develop iron-clad business plans and marketing research. Business Week calls BizMiner "a data demon".
Instant access to useful financial ratios, business statistics & benchmarks, effective and understandable online analysis of businesses & industries.
Bloglines is a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content. With Bloglines, there is no software to download or install -- simply register as a new user and you can instantly begin accessing your account any time, from any computer or mobile device. And it`s FREE!
Idea Cafe offers a mix of small business profiles, how-to articles and other news-you-can-use features.
The quickest way to grow a company, particularly in times of change. Partnering has proven itself one of the most powerful business tools for dealing with fast changing markets, technologies and customers. As the global economy speeds up, corporate partnering is becoming the weapon of choice for today`s successful competitors. The Internet has taken this trend and accelerated it.
CensusScope is an easy-to-use tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan. With eye-catching graphics and exportable trend data, CensusScope is designed for both generalists and specialists.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), founded in 1895, offers library services from 18 neighborhood library locations, the Main Library in Oakland and the Library for the Blind and Physically handicapped. CLP, a public trust and independent organization that receives no financial benefit from the Carnegie Museums, has been central to community life in all of Pittsburgh`s neighborhoods.
Copyright.gov has been created with the desire to serve the copyright community of creators and users, as well as the general public. Here you will find key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; news of what the Copyright Office is doing, including business-process reengineering plans, Congressional testimony and press releases; regulations; a link to online copyright records; and much more.
Interactive calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use.
Inc.com, the website for Inc. Magazine, delivers advice, tools, and services, to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully. You`ll find information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital, managing people, and much, much more. Inc.com also includes the Inc. Magazine archives, an exclusive area dedicated to the Inc. 500, and detailed information on Inc.-sponsored events.
Published by Affiliated Inventors Foundation, Investor Digest was an information tool for the company`s clients. In 1988, ID was available for the first time by subscription to all interested inventors. Since that humble beginning, INVENTORS` DIGEST has grown over the years and today remains, as it began, America`s only inventors` magazine.
Melissa Data, the Data Superstore, helps companies manage and optimize their contact data. It provides solutions for address and phone validation, postal presorting, data enhancements and sales leads. Choose from more than 100 products and services to fit any budget or need. Lookups are free up to a certain limit.
Nolo is the nation’s leading provider of do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses. Its goal is to help people handle their own everyday legal matters -- or learn enough about them to make working with a lawyer a more satisfying experience.
Since 1971, Nolo has offered affordable, plain-English books, forms and software on a wide range of legal issues, including wills, estate planning, retirement, elder care, personal finance, taxes, housing, real estate, divorce and child custody. We also offer materials on human resources, employment, intellectual property, and starting and running a small business.
This is a subscription database sold only to libraries, educational institutions and government agencies. Please contact them at 1-800-808-1113 if you are interested in more information on custom data lists, data processing, or other services.
The Annual Statement Studies are the only source of composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions’ borrowers and prospects. These financial statements come directly to RMA from its member institutions, which get their data straight from their customers.
Systems Management Pipeline is the publication for IT professionals that delivers breaking news, reviews, product announcements, in-depth product research tools, expert advice, insights into and analysis of industry trends, and hands-on how-to details. You`ll get everything from news about the latest tools for patch management to deep information on considering lifecycle management and figuring ROI on IT products for your enterprise — and a lot of topics in between.
The Corporate Library is an independent investment research firm providing corporate governance data, analysis & risk assessment tools.
TSNN.com is the leading online resource for the 22nd largest industry in the world - the trade show and exhibition industry. TSNN owns and operates the most widely consulted database on the Internet for the trade show industry, containing data on more than 15,000 trade shows and conferences, and through a strategic partnership, more than 30,000 seminars.
TSNN.com helps facilitate the exchange between buyers and sellers to achieve bottom-line objectives. TSNN.com was redesigned in direct response to the increase use of the Net among trade show industry constituents. TSNN.com`s site will further customize information for ease of access and use by the various segmented markets of the trade show industry.
This web site provides current information on the business climate, news, history, political structure, economic landscape, and relevant statistical data for 197 countries, a directory of international business resources categorized by specific orientation and content, an indexing study conducted by MSU-CIBER which compares and ranks 24 emerging markets, and a compilation of definitions and descriptions of terms and acronyms used for International Business. Includes terms used in economics, finance, investing, accounting, tax, and general business language conventions.
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