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  • The Complete Small-Business Sourcebook: Information, Services, and Experts Every Small and Home-Based Business Needs REF HD2341 .H356 1998
    Organized by category and with a comprehensive listing of resources in the back, this resource provides a cornucopia of places and people to help answer almost every kind of business question: Surveying the business landscape; Start-up option; Your business plan; Raising and using capital; Accounting; Compensation and benefits; Hiring the right legal services; Finding a knowledgeable consultant; Bringing corporate values to life; Leasing office and storage space; Product testing and research; Locating suppliers; Manufacturing and processing; Sales and marketing; Public relations and advertising; Training and continuing education; Mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures; Computers and the Internet; Importing and exporting.
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  • Encyclopedia of Small Business REF HD62.7 .H553 1998 (2 volumes)
    Serves as a one-stop source for valuable and in-depth information on a wide range of small business topics including: Advertising Media on the Web; Balancing Career and Family; Business Start-ups; Employee Compensation; Family-owned Enterprises; Financing; Franchising; Health Insurance Options; Home-based Businesses; International Marketing; Internet Commerce; Minority Business Development; Product Development; Tax Planning.
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  • Going Global: An Information Sourcebook for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses REF HD2341 .A94 2009
    Includes chapters on specific aspects of developing and expanding an SME globally, including creating a business plan with a global vision and building a website. Takes readers through a step-by-step process, from planning and market analysis to sustaining international trade. Includes a particluarly helpful chapter on using the Internet to launch and grow a business internationally. Connects SME owners with experts on all aspects of creating, running, and growing a global business. Helps owners take full advantage of support from the federal government.
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Small Business Resources on the Web

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  • 411 Small Business Facts
    A searchable database of approximately 2,000 facts about American small businesses and their owners (or managers) produced by the NFIB Research Foundation.
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  • Business Owner’s Toolkit
    From Commerce Clearing House. Offers more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The site also offers a monthly newsletter, up-to-date news topics, and Ask Alice!, a column that closely follows industry trends and provides trusted advice to inquiring site visitors.
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  • FindLaw: Small Business Center
    Provides information and resources for small business owners, and help for entrepreneurs seeking to get a business idea off the ground. Here you can get information on choosing and forming the right legal structure for your business, legal tips on day-to-day business operations, an overview of employment law issues, and much more.
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  • SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business
    A nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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  • Small Business Advisor
    This website was developed and is maintained by Information International located in Great Falls, Virginia. Information International is dedicated to advising and assisting individuals who are considering starting a business or who are operating a small business. They also assist companies in doing business with United States Government agencies.
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  • Small Business Advancement National Center
    SBANC offers small businesses and entrepreneurs some of the most up-to-date information on advances in today’s small business technology. The main focus of SBANC activities is the promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit. This is accomplished through counseling, educating and training. These activities are provided locally, statewide, nationally and internationally for those interested in small business and entrepreneurship.
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    A collection of resources for those seeking information and assistance in starting and running a small business in the U.S.

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