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Business

Instructor: J. D'amato
Business 110 business plans          
Small Business Websites

The U.S. Small Business Administration has descriptions of its programs and activities as well as links to useful information such as the U.S. Federal Sub-Contractor Directory and the Small Business State Profiles. Try the Business Service Center / California Secretary of State  is the place to check for information and forms for California businesses. 
Business Tools - Forms is a website from Office Depot free downloadable business legal forms covering topics: business finance, compensation and benefits, recruiting and hiring, firing and termination, worker safety, marketing, employee management and starting your own business. FirstGov.gov has many other Government sites listed on its Business Gateway. A couple that are not on that list are Minority Business Development Agency and SBA Online Women's Business

 

Organizations

   
SCORE SCORE has Business Plan Templates for a start-up and an established business
 
Small Business Administration The SBA outlines the entire business planning process with their Small Business Planner and How to write a business plan and SBA podcasts.
 
Entrepreneur.com  How to write a business plan
 
Palo Alto Create a mini business plan online with the MiniPlan from PaloAlto Software, made available by startup.wsj.com.
BusinessLaw.gov This web site from the Small Business Administration has a little something for everyone regarding business law -- starting a business, managing employees, handling finances, even getting out of the business.  Look for the section to find information by state...much good info provided about California specifically.
 
Home based business An directory of suggested businesses
 
Franchise Laws Introduction to franchising requirements, liabilities, cautions, and legal resources.
 
 

Online Magazines

Entrepreneur.com  
Fastcompany.com Excellent list of business topics
Inc.com Excellent articles
   
 

Web Sites

BizMove A comprehensive, free source of small business information on topics such as home-based business, small business marketing, and buying a business.
Idea Cafe Small business, grant, ideas
Business Owners toolkit A CCH, Inc. site that includes "The SoHo Guidebook", an online book on starting, financing, managing and marketing a small business; downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms; and "Ask Alice", a small business online advice column.
Entreworld This Kauffmann Center Resources website presents articles and links to other sites in the categories of "Starting Your Business", "Growing Your Business", "Rapid Growth" and "Supporting Entrepreneurship."
Findlaw for business Extensive coverage of the legal aspects or starting and running a small business.
Business company research Use this link to find company research
 
 
   
   
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