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Established to assist entrepreneurs by providing free advice and information, this site includes sample business plans, marketing plans, and a locator for small business development centers in the United States.
This guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides information on how to plan, launch, manage and grow a small business, including how to acquire funding and assistance.
Business Owner's Toolkit
Founded by a group of entrepreneurs, this organization provides a comprehensive guide for starting and managing a business, staying compliant, and managing your taxes.
SBDCNet Business Plans
Business plan resources and examples for nearly every field or industry imaginable.
SCORE Business Plans
Download easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.
Professional Development, Educational Opportunities and Associations
Alliance for Nonprofit Management
Working to increase the effectiveness of the individuals, groups and organizations that help nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management has created spaces for professional dialogue and learning by amplifying research in the field and promoting its implications for effective practice.
American Management Association
AMA is an international, nonprofit, membership-based association that provides a broad range of management development and educational services to individuals and organizations.
American Society of Association Executives
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 46,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Their members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology.
Formed more than 25 years ago by a group of forward-thinking entrepreneurs, EO's network of likeminded peers grew into the world's most influential community of entrepreneurs.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs as America’s premier source of free business mentoring, live and recorded workshops, and educational resources.
Related TED Talks
Check out these video series of educational and inspiring talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences and events.
Better Business Bureau
Helps consumers find businesses and charities they can trust.
Computerworld focuses on empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms.
Whether you're part of a nonprofit—or researching one to donate to—GuideStar will help you compare nonprofits in an easy, transparent way. Register for free.
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge
Connecting Harvard's leading edge research and ideas on business management with practitioners, thought-leaders, and academics. Readers are introduced to the newest thinking on more than 100 business topics and industries long before they make their way into mainstream practice.
The magazine for growing companies.
North American Industry Classification System
NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
The Public Register Annual Report Search
Company financials, including annual reports, prospectuses or 10-K reports on over 3,600 public companies are available without charge to the investing public. Requests are shipped free within 24 hours.
The Public Register Online
The Public Register Online is the largest free directory of online annual reports available on the web. Create a user profile to view over 5,000 online annual reports or 10-K presentations.
Search by company name, brand name, or product/service for U.S. public and private manufacturers. There are over 60,000 product heading categories and over 5500 on-line supply catalogs in this database.
U.S. Data and Statistics
This website provides a variety of statistical data from many different U.S. government agencies, including statistics on interest rates, inflation rates, wages, consumer credit, and more.
USA.gov: Small Business
USA.gov thinks about how people search for and use government information, and simplifies and organizes it in a way that makes sense.
US Patent and Trademark Office
Everything you need to know about obtaining, maintaining and protecting patents and trademarks.
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