There are literally hundreds of useful websites for small businesses. The sites presented below target the most frequent questions of our clients. And they will lead you to broader lists for more specific issues that you may have.
- www.score.org - The National SCORE site has a wealth of infomation, be sure to check out the Business Tools and Howrtners in Economic Development in Southwestern Pennsylvania (chambers of commerce and other not-for-profit organizations)-To sections.
- www.sba.gov - Small Business Administration is the most comprehensive listing of government resources and information about small business. This is the entry point for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and help for minorities. Here you will also find the Small Business Resource Guide, covering small business information, federal taxes, etc.
- www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/business - The Library Center Business Department provides a very useful website for business.
- PA Entrepreneur's Guide - The Entrepreneur’s Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania contains free services, checklists, helpful tips and licensing procedures.
- www.kauffman.org/ - Kaufman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Leadership
- www.startupjournal.com—Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs
- www.allbusiness.com—All Around Business Advice
- www.inc.com—Inc. Magazine Business Information
- www.businessplans.org - The Center for Business Planning Help Very useful business plan resources.
- www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/ - North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), which has now replaced the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code: Breaks down all businesses by type and location and is useful for marketing research
- www.fedstats.gov - FedStats - The gateway to statistics from 100 Federal Agencies.
Legal & Regulatory Issues
- www.nolo.com - Nolo Press Legal Self Help A lot of good legal information for small business
- www.mycorporation.com—Incorporation Information
- www.irs.gov/smallbiz—Internal Revenue Service - Forms, Tax Help
- www.business.gov - Business Advisor will lead you to many agencies and their small business programs.
- www.pa.gov/ - The Pennsylvania Government provides comprehensive information about small business resources and activities in the state.
- www.sba.gov/starting-business/business-financials - Provides information on assessing financing needs as well as the options that are available to help you start, manage and grow your business
SOHO (Small Office/Home Office)
- www.nase.org - National Association of the Self Employed
- www.nationalbusiness.org - National Business Association
- www.uschamber.com - US Chamber of Commerce