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Advice & Templates

  • Small Business Toolkits
    Created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this toolkit helps with finding the right kind of business to start with, writing of business plans, and learning about financing an enterprise. Other toolkits include advice concerning employee screening, government contracting, insurance, and business form and templates.
  • Starting and Managing a Business
    Created by the Small Business Administration (SBA), advice is given on the aspects of starting a business: such as finding a mentor or counselor; writing a business plan; establishing a business; preparing Your finances; loans, grants & funding; business law & regulations; marketing a new business; and licenses & permits.

Finding Money

  • Kickstarter  
    "Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We believe that: A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide and A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
    Kickstarter is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands."
  • Kiva
    "We are a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world."


  • Virtual Reference Library for Public Procurement
    Selling to the local, state, federal, and foreign governments are a great way to get a steady customer. This guide will help you find leads, provide advice, and learn the rules.
  • Contracting
    Created by the SBA, this website is created for new businesses in mind. "The government offers many tools to help small businesses build their potential to compete more successfully not only in the global economy but in the federal sector as well. The paths below will assist you in contracting with the government."

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