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October 3, 2010

Small Business Help: Top 25 Websites

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With the large amount of information and resources available on the internet it can be quite a challenge for entrepreneurs and small business owners to find the small business help they need.

From deciding whether to start a business, setting up or acquiring a business, raising capital, acquiring credit, marketing, social media marketing, working with customers, growing your business, working online, selling online, and much more it’s vital to have access to resources you can depend on.

Below are my top 25 all time favorite websites that provide small business owners the much needed support, news, information, resources, and tools to succeed in business today.

1) AllBusiness.com

AllBusiness.com has a variety of small business resources, advice, and business ideas for entrepreneurs and small businesses to start, manage, finance, and build a business.

2) Bplans.com

Bplans.com offers free sample business plans, business plan software, business calculators, and articles on writing a business plan, starting a business, and other small business topics.

3) Business.com

Business.com provides an extensive and helpful business search engine and business directory designed to help its users find the companies, products, services, and information they need to make the right business decisions.

4) Business.gov

Business.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements and locate government services from federal, state, and local agencies.

5) Businesscreditblogger.com

Businesscreditblogger.com has been the go-to source for business credit information, providing expert information about building business credit, business credit scoring, business credit reporting and business credit cards.

6) Copyblogger.com

Copyblogger.com is an invaluable source for business owners wanting to learn more about how to attract more traffic, links, and subscribers for their company website.

7) Credit.com

Credit.com covers all aspects of personal credit and includes free interactive tools and unbiased product comparisons.

8 ) Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com offers a comprehensive range of practical information for small business owners including articles, videos, tools, newsletters, and message boards.

9) EntreWorld.org

Entreworld.org is a collection of resources for entrepreneurs designed to support and help build entrepreneurial economies. The content on the site focuses on starting, growing, and locating support for your business.

10) Franchise.com

Franchise.com serves the franchise community by serving both as a unique search tool for locating the right business for sale and a franchise industry resource that offers franchise information, franchise industry news, and resources.

11) Frannet.com

Frannet.com provides an overview of franchising and provides helpful advice and guidance to determine if you are suited to being a franchise owner.

12) Inc.com

Inc.com is the online version of the magazine Inc. It provides information, products, services, and online tools for entrepreneurs.

13) IRS.gov/businesses/small/index.html

The IRS Small Business Resource site covers a broad range of tax resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners including workshops, forms, and publications.

14) Knowthis.com

Knowthis.com is a leading information and resource website in marketing, market research, advertising, selling, promotion, and other marketing-related areas.

15) MoreBusiness.com

MoreBusiness.com is filled with sample business plans, marketing plans, templates, sample contracts and business agreements to help entrepreneurs start and grow a small
business.

16) Mashable.com

Mashable.com is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology, and web culture. The business section offers tips, tools, social media resources, and guides you will find extremely helpful.

17) SBA.gov

SBA.gov is run by the U.S. government and it is dedicated to helping small business owners by giving a wide range of sources for technical, managerial, and financial help and assistance.

18) Score.org

The SCORE Association is a nonprofit and resource partner with the SBA. It offers a wealth of free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, and training for startups or for existing businesses hoping to grow.

19) Smallbiztrends.com

Smallbiztrends.com is an award-winning online publication for small business owners and entrepreneurs. A great source to track, explore, and learn from trends affecting the small business market.

20) Socialmediatoday.com

Socialmediatoday.com helps teach business owners how to leverage the power of social media with insightful information, tools, tips, and strategies.

21) Startupnation.com

Startupnation.com is a one-stop shop for entrepreneurs with easy-to-follow, practical information to start and grow a successful business.

22) Toolkit.com

Toolkit.com offers more than 5,000 pages of free cost-cutting tips, step-by-step checklists, real-life case studies, startup advice, and business templates to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

23) Vfinance.com

Vfinance.com is a great site for business owners searching for sources of venture capital. It provides a directory of venture capital firms and angel investor networks as well as sample business plan templates.

24) WelcomeBusinessUSA.com

WelcomeBusinessUSA.com has an alliance with SCORE and is created exclusively for small businesses that are in their initial stages of development. A great resource if you’re thinking about starting a business.

25) Youngentrepreneur.com

Youngentrepreneur.com is one of the largest online forum communities for entrepreneurs worldwide. Learn and network with business professionals including venture capitalists, private investors, industry experts, inventors, and successful entrepreneurs.

By utilizing these invaluable resources you can be assured that your business can obtain the help it needs in order to thrive in today’s marketplace.


Marco Carbajo is founder of the Business Credit Insiders Circle. Looking for help in acquiring credit for your startup or existing business? Claim Marco’s popular free business credit seminar ($597 Value), available at: => startbusinesscredit.com. Follow Marco on Twitter @MarcoCarbajo and read more of his insights on businesscreditblogger.com.

10 Responses to “Small Business Help: Top 25 Websites

    avatar small business phone systems says:

    Hey Marco, great list, I use Mashable often and had forgotten about some of the others. Some I have never looked at. Something a new business needs before they start is plenty of good information. Great list!

    avatar Bill Rodgers says:

    Great list… Here’s one I think could end up on at some point:

    http://www.startupnation.com/

    avatar Bill Rodgers says:

    OOPs… It is there… Sorry!

    avatar John Wayland says:

    Excellent information. Here is an excellent site to add to your list.

    http://www.GlobalBX.com

    avatar Terry Dunn says:

    This is an excellent resources list for any budding internet entrepreneur. There are a few I recognise and use already but some new ones too. Lets face it, we need all the help we can get…

    Terry

    avatar Stefanie says:

    Small business owners/writers have to check out Copyblogger. Happy to see it on the list!

    Nice. This is one really is a big help. Thanks for this help it may get my task into a more promising state.

    avatar Virtual Avatar says:

    Great round-up! All the tips found here can really help businesses especially startups so that they will know what to do and what to expect.

    avatar Doc Vapor says:

    Great List look forward to using the resources

    avatar Deepak Deshank says:

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