Web sites and resources for the small business owner and operator:
Find the book you need from millions in stock.
American Express Small Business Network
Ideas, information and money-saving benefits from American Express.
Brenner Information Group
Valuable books on pricing various desktop publishing services
Best of Sites
Links to hundreds of content-rich sites in 50 different business categories from accounting to writing
Business Start-Up Guide for Young Entrepreneurs
What young entrepreneurs need to know to start a business
The entrepreneur's resource for finance: where to find money, marketing advisers, business-plan consultants and more
CCH Business Owner's Toolkit
Cut costs, increase productivity with downloadable checklists, interactive employment tools and more
Center for Women's Business Research
Conducts studies and surveys of female entrepreneurs, their management practices, financing sources and more
The Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership offers articles, tips and more for starting and building a successful business.
Entrepreneur Media offers information, services and advice for small-business owners
Federal Contracting Made Easy
CPA Scott Stanberry at Management Concepts has written a book that is sure to help anyone who wants to win federal contracts. Who can pass up such opportunities in this economy?
To be financially literate is to know how to manage your money. This means learning how to pay your bills, how to borrow and save money responsibly, and how and why to invest and plan for retirement.
Garage Technology Ventures
Information for people starting their businesses in their garages, slanted toward technology companies and others seeking venture funding
Profiles of 750,000 companies from manufacturing, technology and service sectors. invaluable for business planning research, sales and marketing and more. Fees apply.
Home Business Journal
Directory of home business, articles, advice for people running businesses from home
Home Business Magazine
Online edition of publication for home-business entrepreneurs and telecommuters
Small business owners who ignore politics do so at their own peril. Hugh Hewitt is an author, television commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host heard in more than 40 markets nationwide. At his web site learn about important political issues and find a local station that broadcasts his radio programs.
Ideas and information about planning, financing, starting and running a small business.
Looking for letter templates; prewritten, customizable business letters; valuable tips for writing business letters? This is the place.
My Own Business
A free, online 12-session course that provides the basics for entrepreneurs. This site has plenty of help for both start-ups and already operating ventures
National Association for the Self-Employed
More than half the businesses in America are run by the self-employed. Get information, insurance and more.
National Association of Women Business Owners
Premier organization for women entrepreneurs with chapters nationwide
National Federation of Independent Business
News, views and tools on politics and business management from the small-business advocate with 600,000 members from every industry.
Out of Your Mind and Into the Marketplace
Write the best business plan for guiding growth and success and for finding capital for your business
Partners Brian E. Hill and Dee Power are authors of "Inside Secrets to Venture Capital" and "Attracting Capital from Angles: How Their Money and Their Experience Can Help You Build a Successful Company."
Designed for small businesses and entrepreneurs, PublicityInsider.com contains the latest how-to PR techniques, Internet promotion strategies, editorial opportunities, press release samples and more.
QuickBooks is the top accounting software for small businesses. This site offers plenty of help for small business owners, independent bookkeepers, accountants and accounting clerks.
Service Corps of Retired Executives, with chapters nationwide, provides free business counseling in person or online
Small Business Administration
The federal agency that works with small-business owners, providing hundreds of articles on start-up, financing, management and government contracting
Articles, advice and recommendations for small-business owners
Small Business Insurance Center-The Hartford
The site explains the different types of coverage for small businesses, translates dense insurance jargon into plain English and provides tools to help analyze specific coverage needs, minimize risk and even develop a disaster recovery plan.
Small Office Home Office professionals share information on marketing, finance and technology
U.S. Legal Forms
Offers wide variety of legal forms from incorporation documents to bill of sale to contracts.
Work at Home Directory
Extensive resource for products, services and information catering to home and Internet-based businesses
Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Global, nonprofit educational organization for entrepreneurs under 40 whose companies have annual revenues of at least $1 million.