The “Business Advice” section provides hundreds of how-to articles, expert advice, and downloadable (for a fee) business forms and agreements.
This subset of the meta site business.com provides extensive links to Small Business categories, including business plans, managing growth, franchising, minority-owned businesses, family-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, etc.
The site contains a comprehensive Small Business Resource Directory, including Web site links, entrepreneur resources, small business news, and much more.
Developed and maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration, this is a one-stop portal to any kind of Federal form or information that a small business owner needs to access; the topics range from Federal government services (including training and financial assistance) to applicable laws and regulations.
Downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms, and other documents are available here free of charge.
There is a “world of resources” including articles and research links here, divided into the broad categories of Starting Your Business, Growing Your Business, and Supporting Entrepreneurship.
This site tailors its information to family-owned and closely owned companies, covering such topics as sibling rivalry and inter-generational issues.
From the California Healthcare Foundation, this site provides “independent, unbiased information” to help “small business owners in California” decide whether to offer health insurance to employees and to choose the best plan for their company and employees. It includes legal considerations, who is eligible for coverage, and a step-by-step planning guide for setting up a business health plan.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners free guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail and in person. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans’ business issues, and other matters.
Practical hands-on, how-to’s, and ideas for operating a small business are gathered here.