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SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business
The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans' business issues, and other matters.
This site, designed for the entrepreneur or small business owner, contains tips on everything from starting a business to finding funds. Includes franchise and business opportunity databases, free e-mail accounts, a chat room, and classifieds. Contains articles from Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Start-Ups Online, and Entrepreneur's HomeOffice. Also available in Spanish as Soy Entrepreneur.
These kits offer industry, market, and operations information for over 40 types of businesses. The site includes how-to guides with comments from successful entrepreneurs, suggestions for researching business opportunities and creating a business plan, and links to associations and franchises. It also features an e-mail service for an expert's advice about starting out, sales and marketing, management and operations, and other matters.
Women's Business Center
This Web site includes well written articles on subjects of interest to entrepreneurs. Provides information on starting, running, and marketing a business. The site includes a forum, a section of frequently asked questions, and links to related sites. The information is directed at women but would be of interest to any entrepreneur.