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Business

Instructor: J. D'amato
Business 111            
Small Business Websites
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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

Better Business Bureau Companies that meet membership standards may be invited to join the BBB, which is "committed to building and promoting an ethical marketplace."
SCORE Members of this resource partner of the U.S. SBA offer free, confidential counseling to all U.S. citizens interested in starting or developing a business.
Small Business Administration The U.S. Government agency devoted to promoting small business and assisting new and existing small businesses to succeed and expand.
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.
 
CyberSecuritiesLaw
An extensive website focused completely on securities regulation and the Internet.
Franchise Laws Introduction to franchising requirements, liabilities, cautions, and legal resources.
 
 

Online Magazines

Entrepreneur.com Paperback issues 1992-2002 may be checked out of the library.
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
 

Personal investment websites

YoungBiz.com Introductory information on financial investments and small business topics.
   
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