Berks Schuylkill SCORE Local Resources

Starting a new business is a large undertaking. Fortunately, there are numerous excellent resources online and at your finger tips. Berks Schuylkill SCORE has compiled the following resources that we think will be valuable for anyone running or starting a business.

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