A government site devoted to supporting small business concerns, BusinessUSA is "a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire."
The 3rd edition published in 1999 is compiled by the staff of the Business Reference Services' Science, Technology, and Business Division, Library of Congress. Each section lists print resources. Contents include: "Introduction, Getting Started, Raising Capital, Managing Your Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Doing Business with Government, International Opportunities, Research and Information Gathering, Looking At the Numbers, Handbooks and Guides, and Information about Companies.
This site is a collaboration between the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), and consists of information and resources on best practices in global entrepreneurial leadership. The Fast Links allow researchers to quickly locate articles, videos and media on a variety of topics produced by leading foundations and entrepreneurial associations.
"The Web's Leading Resource for Family Business Executives & Owners." This site tailors its information to family-controlled companies. The Family Business Search Engine provides 300 family business articles covering topics like Inter-Generational Issues, Sibling Rivalry, Strategic Planning and Non-Family Managers/Employees. It also links to other family business sites and "Best of the Web" articles.
The SCORE organization is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It assists in the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. The organization offers mentoring, workshops, and business tools to business owners.
Created in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women's Business Ownership, this is an interactive business training web site for entrepreneurial women dedicated to the development of professional and personal skills. Content sections are marketing, finance, management, technology and procurement.
A section of the Business Week web site, this resource offers tips, advice, and encouragement to small business owners. Articles are arranged into the following categories: Getting Started, Small Business Financing, Sales and Marketing, Leadership, Policy and Technology. This site also includes the content of the larger Business Week site.
A fun approach to serious business. Developed by successful entrepreneurs and authors of published guides on establishing a business, this site includes resources, ideas, practical advice, and business news. Sources are summarized and reviewed and include serious, yet informative sections like "Coffee Talk with Experts”), as well as fun information like "Yoga @ Your Desk."
Maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies, it contains how-to guides and selected articles for business developers. EntrepreneurAssist is a free tool for new business owners. They can save articles, download forms, setup online meetings and more
The Riley Guide, by Margaret F. Dikel, is a great resource for all things employment related. This site deals with small business concerns and contains links on how to obtain funding, dealing with legal concerns, getting started, and sources for getting help.