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Internal 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.

SBIR.gov provides information about the $2 Billion in research and development grants available through the United States Government.

Business USA
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.

Women's Business Center
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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Business Plans On-Line
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 entreprenuership.org 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.

Start-up Journal
The Wall Street Journal Center for entrepreneurs.

Dow Jones Private Equity & Venture Capital
Offers investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs the most comprehensive, accurate, and timely information on the venture capital industry.

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Academy of Management
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.

NAWBO Business Resources
NAWBO is the premier source of information and statistics on women business owners and their businesses.

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.

Giving Circles
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.

Kauffman Foundation
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
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.

Young Entrepreneurs' Organization
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 opportunities.

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Business 2.0


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Business Planning

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.

Free sample business plans from the makers of Business Plan Pro Software.

Small Business Administration
Includes tips, questions, and worksheets on how to prepare a business plan.

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