General Interest Links

SCORE
SCORE national web site. Offers national email counseling with many experts in many fields. Includes many links of interest.

SCORE Newsletter
Subscribe to this excellent small business email monthly newsletter at SCORE.org

Small Business Administration (SBA)
The homepage of the SBA

Small Business Administration (SBA) Key Links Links to 43 general areas of interest to small businesses.

FirstGov.gov
Powerful search engine and ever-growing collection of topical and customer-focused links connects you to millions of web pages – from the federal government, local and tribal governments and to foreign nations around the world.

Assistance for Groups

SBA Online Women’s Business Center
OWBO promotes the growth of women-owned businesses through programs that address business training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities

The Veterans Business Outreach Program
SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development. OVBD is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting policies and programs of the agency that provides assistance to veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses.

AARP Small Business Site
Good reference information. Can also sign up for their monthly Small Business email newsletter.

Legal Links

American Bar Association
Find a lawyer

FindLaw - West Legal Directory
Find a lawyer

NOLO - Law for All
“Do it Yourself” legal information

Business Filings Incorporated
Online filing for incorporation. You need a good business attorney who balances tax and liability issues in deciding form of ownership.

Government Links

U.S. Internal Revenue Service

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Census Bureau
Demographic data helpful in writing a business plan

Export.gov - U.S. Goverment Export Portal
One stop shop for exporting

Massachusetts Government Links for Business
The website page for information about operating a business in Massachusetts

Financial Links

SBA Grant Information

BizStats.com
Financial statistics and ratios for many types of businesses.

Small Business Lenders (SBA)
Information on financing your business.

The Foundation Center
Helping grant seekers for philanthropic organizations succeed

E-Marketing Links

Superpages.com
Excellent tutorial on the Internet, especially Tutorial 103 on How to Market Your Business Online. Can also request excellent free brochure by Verizon and SCORE.

Network Solutions
Web site domain name registration. Search first to see if anyone else is already using it.

Microsoft Business Central
Emarketing information, etc. for a price.

Yahoo! Small Business Center
Excellent source for small business help

eBay
Link to eBay, the world famous auction site

Business Development Links

SCORE Business Plan Template for Established Businesses

SCORE Business Plan Template for Startup Businesses

My Own Business
A free Internet training course on how to start a business, how to write a business plan, etc.

CCH Business Owners Toolkit
Small business toolkit – starting, planning, financing, marketing

SBA Training including Business Plan Preparation
The Small Business Training Network is a virtual campus housing free training courses, workshops and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise.

BPlans.com - Business Planning Made Simple
Sample business plans, software.

Quicken Small Business Center
Wide range of links, from Business Plan samples to legal forms of businesses

Other Useful Links

Oak Web Works
A full service Boston-based Web firm specializing in small business website creation, e-strategy, Web design, Web development, and e-marketing.

Boston Sporting Event Tickets
Buy tickets to the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and the New England Patriots

 

Boston Local Resources