Small Business Tools and Resources

Take advantage of the many local and national resources, most available to you at no cost. Following is a partial list of resources available through the internet:

www.thepeoplechronicles.com/non-profits/score-best-kept-secrets/ - SCORE The Best Kept Secret Podcast Series

www.sba.gov - U.S. Small Business Administration,vast amounts of information; detailed information on developing business plans; on-line library, business loans

www.irs.gov/smallbiz - Internal Revenue Service - Forms, Tax Help

www.copyright.gov/help/faq/ - Copyright information

www.frannet.com - Franchising information and guidance

www.berkschamber.org - Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry

www.northeastberkschamber.com - Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce

www.readingpa.com - Greater Berks Development Fund

www.newpa.com/webfm_send/1439 - Entrepreneur's Guide - Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania

www.paopen4business.state.pa.us - PA state forms, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)on business startups

www.benfranklin.org - Ben Franklin Technology Partners

www.penntap.psu.edu - Penn State Technical Assistance Program

www.cch.com - Business Owners Information Toolkit

www.startupjournal.com - Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs

www.mycorporation.com - Incorporation Information

www.inc.com - Inc. Magazine Business Information

www.nolo.com - Commercial site selling legal information;good library for free business information

www.morebusiness.com - Templates and samples of business, marketing, and advertising plans

www.benchmarkindex.com - Provides benchmarking to other businesses

www.welcomebiz.com - Extensive resource starting-up a business

www.bizplanit.com/free/software.html - Business plan resources

www.business-plan.com - Listing of business seminars; workshops; books; software

www.bizstats.com - Operational and financial performance data and metrics

www.bplans.com - Several business plans for personal services, restaurants, distributor, etc.

www.morebusiness.com - Samples of business plans, marketing plans, contracts