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