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Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS small business / self-employed community website is
a one-stop resource for federal products and programs.
United States government
website is the central source to find and apply for federal grants.
SBIRworld.com provides information about the $2 Billion in
research and development grants available through the United
U.S. Business Advisor
This site provides one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA provides financial, technical, and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. Thinking about owning your own business? The SBA offers a free online startup kit.
A program created through the SBA, the Center promotes the growth
of women-owned businesses through programs that address business
training and technical assistance, and provide access to credit
and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.
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Planning for success? This comprehensive site gives you the
tools for writing a business plan, and provides you with keen
insight on business research, marketing, financing, legal issues,
and other related topics.
Business Resource Center
By entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, this site offers advice on everything from business plans to financing options.
Business Owners Toolkit
This site provides total know-how for small business, with practical how-to guides, a financial planning tool kit, HR tools, and more!
CompanyCrafters is a management consulting firm that helps Fortune 2000 corporations and leading research institutions to craft and launch new businesses into new markets. Based in Ann Arbor and led by veteran executives with successful track records as technology company entrepreneurs and CEOs, the firm specializes in creating and growing high tech business ventures.
Whether you are starting your business, growing your business, or supporting entrepreneurship, the Kauffman Foundation's entreworld site provides a world of resources to meet your needs.
Lycos Small Business
Whether you're already selling or just looking to get your business online, this is the place to start.
Small Business Advisor
An online newsletter for small business.
The Wall Street Journal Center for entrepreneurs.
VentureOne, the world's leading venture capital research firm, offers investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs the most comprehensive, accurate, and timely information on the venture capital industry.
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Founded in 1936, the Academy of Management is the leading international
association for scholars, as well as practitioners with scholarly
interests from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
The Academy publishes four scholarly journals and offers members
job placement services.
Center for Women's Business Research
The Center is the premier source of knowledge for NFWBO is the premier source of information and statistics on women business owners and their businesses.
Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education (CELCEE)
The CELCEE database contains abstracts of materials, primarily from 1996 to present, on entrepreneurship education at all levels. CELCEE also publishes digests on entrepreneurship education and houses a collection of links to organizations dealing with entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education
An international membership organization that provides leadership and advocacy for the growth of the field of entrepreneurship education as a lifelong learning process.
Entrepreneur Magazine's Small Business Center
Information, tools, and cash flow options for the small business community.
Often described as a "social investment club," a giving circle is a pooled fund, generally hosted or sponsored by a charitable organization such as a community foundation, through which members make grants together.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation focuses its operations and grant making on two areas: entrepreneurship and education. The Foundation strives to foster an environment nationwide in which entrepreneurs have the information and tools they need to succeed at all levels.
National Business Incubation Association (NBIA)
NBIA comprises organizations and professionals from throughout the world who share an interest in advancing the business incubation industry's role as an effective tool that supports the process of developing entrepreneurs and their businesses.
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Founded in 1987 by UMBS Alumnus Steve Mariotti, NFTE promotes entrepreneurial literacy among youth on teaching entrepreneurship to low-income young people, ages 11 through 18, so they can become economically productive members of society by improving their academic, business, technology, and life skills.
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
The National Venture Capital Association is the leading trade association for the venture capital industry; and serves as the only public policy advocate for this industry.
One Economy's the Beehive
The Beehive provides information and resources on money, health, jobs, school and family.
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund
The Fund is a volunteer-driven group dedicated to addressing charitable issues in the community. Partners decide together, with the guidance of CFSV staff, how to leverage their pool of expertise and money to support collaborative solutions to social challenges.
Small Business Technology Coalition (SBTC)
The SBTC offers advocacy programs, annual networking meetings, newsletters, and more for today's technology entrepreneurs.
Society Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. SHRM serves the needs of the human resource management professional by providing the most essential and comprehensive set of resources available.
Startup Nation helps entrepreneurs who are seeking the "inspiration and information" to capitalize on a great idea and turn it into a business, or take their existing business to the next level by providing access to entrepreneurial experts.
United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
USASBE is the premier organization in the U.S. devoted to entrepreneurship education and development.
As a global, non-profit educational organization for today's
leading business owners, the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization
(YEO), and its sister alumni organization, the World Entrepreneurs'
Organization (WEO), strives to help its members build
upon their successes through an array of learning and networking
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This "Entrepreneur's Dictionary" is a guide to business terminology
for everyone in the start-up game: entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs,
startup executives, service providers, corporate new-business
development specialists, inventors and anyone else considering
launching a new venture.
Producing a business plan offers an excellent opportunity to
consider all the facets of a business or a project, testing
feasibility and providing greater confidence in decision-making.
It will also identify future financing needs and is usually
a necessary step in raising external finance. The Zell Lurie
Institute highly recommends using this business plan outline
as a framework for writing a solid business plan. Printed copies
are available at the Zell Lurie Institute.
Free sample business plans from the makers of Business Plan
Includes tips, questions, and worksheets on how to prepare a
Developed an innovative set of product and service offerings
for its technology driven clients
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