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: - SCORE The Best Kept Secret Podcast Series - U.S. Small Business Administration,vast amounts of information; detailed information on developing business plans; on-line library, business loans - Internal Revenue Service - Forms, Tax Help - Copyright information - Franchising information and guidance - Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce - Greater Berks Development Fund - Entrepreneur's Guide - Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania - PA state forms, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)on business startups - Ben Franklin Technology Partners - Penn State Technical Assistance Program - Business Owners Information Toolkit - Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs - Incorporation Information - Inc. Magazine Business Information - Commercial site selling legal information;good library for free business information - Templates and samples of business, marketing, and advertising plans - Provides benchmarking to other businesses - Extensive resource starting-up a business - Business plan resources - Listing of business seminars; workshops; books; software - Operational and financial performance data and metrics - Several business plans for personal services, restaurants, distributor, etc. - Samples of business plans, marketing plans, contracts