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Small Business Help: Top 25 Websites

posted 1 Oct 2010, 05:48 by Mpelembe   [ updated 1 Oct 2010, 05:49 ]

With the large amount of information and resources available
on the internet it can be quite a challenge for
entrepreneurs and small business owners to find the small
business help they need.

From deciding whether to start a business, setting up or
acquiring a business, raising capital, acquiring credit,
marketing, social media marketing, working with customers,
growing your business, working online, selling online and
much more it's vital to have access to resources you can
depend on.

Below are my top 25 all time favorite websites that provide
small business owners the much needed support, news,
information, resources, and tools to succeed in business

1) has a variety of small business resources,
advice, and business ideas for entrepreneurs and small
businesses to start, manage, finance, and build a business.

2) offers free sample business plans, business plan
software, business calculators, and articles on writing a
business plan, starting a business, and other small business

3) provides an extensive and helpful business
search engine and business directory designed to help its
users find the companies, products, services, and
information they need to make the right business decisions.

4) helps small businesses understand their legal
requirements and locate government services from federal,
state and local agencies.

5) has been the go-to source for
business credit information providing expert information
about building business credit, business credit scoring,
business credit reporting and business credit cards.

6) is an invaluable source for business owners
wanting to learn more about how to attract more traffic,
links, and subscribers for their company website.

7) covers all aspects of personal credit and
includes free interactive tools and unbiased product

8) offers a comprehensive range of practical
information for small business owners including articles,
videos, tools, newsletters, and message boards.

9) is a collection of resources for
entrepreneurs designed to support and help build
entrepreneurial economies. The content on the site focuses
on starting, growing and locating support for your business.

10) serves the franchise community by serving both
as a unique search tool for locating the right business for
sale and a franchise industry resource that offers franchise
information, franchise industry news, and resources.

11) provides an overview of franchising and provides
helpful advice and guidance to determine if you are suited to
being a franchise owner.

12) is the online version of the magazine Inc. It
provides information, products, services, and online tool
for entrepreneurs.


The IRS Small Business Resource site covers a broad range of
tax resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners
including workshops, forms, and publications.

14) is a leading information and resource website
in marketing, market research, advertising, selling,
promotion, and other marketing-related areas.

15) is filled with sample business plans,
marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business
agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small

16) is the top source for news in social and
digital media, technology and web culture. The business
section offers tips, tools, social media resources and
guides you will find extremely helpful.

17) is run by the U.S. government and it is dedicated to
helping small business owners by giving a wide range of
sources for technical, managerial, and financial help and


The SCORE Association is a nonprofit and resource partner
with the SBA. It offers a wealth of free online and
face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, and training
for startups or for existing businesses hoping to grow.

19) is an award-winning online publication
for small business owners and entrepreneurs. A great source
to track, explore and learn from trends affecting the small
business market.

20) helps teach business owners how to
leverage the power of social media with insightful
information, tools, tips, and strategies.

21) is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs with
easy-to-follow, practical information to start and grow a
successful business.

22) 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.

23) is a great site for business owners searching
for sources of venture capital. It provides a directory of
venture capital firms and angel investor networks as well as
sample business plan templates.

24) has an alliance with SCORE and is
created exclusively for small businesses that are in their
initial stages of development. A great resource if you're
thinking about starting a business.

25) is one of the largest online forum
communities for entrepreneurs worldwide. Learn and network
with business professionals including venture capitalists,
private investors, industry experts, inventors, and
successful entrepreneurs.

By utilizing these invaluable resources you can be assured
that your business can obtain the help it needs in order to
thrive in today's marketplace.

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