Business Resource Links
KS Business Center
A central clearinghouse for information from the state of Kansas on doing business in the state. Click here to visit the website. Also available at the KS Business Center are links to the KS Business Resource Directory and the KS Department of Commerce publication, Steps to Success.
A great website that features small business education (see their library section) in addition to their small business loan guarantee programs and disadvantaged business programs. Visit their main site at http://www.sba.gov.
The SBA also has an E-Business Learning Institute, which has many useful e-learning modules for small business. Visit this site at http://www.sba.gov/training/courses.html
Are You Ready to Start a Business?
SBA's self-assessment tool to help you better understand your readiness for starting a business: http://www.sba.gov/assessmenttool/index.html
The Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs, Visit the website at www.famee.org.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives and their website features small business how to articles, as well as email counseling requests (free). This is a great place to find someone with specific industry expertise in the area you may be seeking. Visit their website at http://www.score.org
An entrepreneurial resource site from the Kaufmann Foundation, one of the nation's most active foundations that supports entrepreneurship. This site lists not only their articles, but links to some of the best small business articles. Visit their website at http://www.entrepreneurship.org.
SIC Code Search
Search for the standard industrial classification your company belongs to, as well as those of your customers and suppliers. Click here to see the listing.
A "one stop shop" for business information pertaining to the federal government. Visit their site at http://www.business.gov.
An excellent magazine that reports on small business topics. All of their articles are archived on their website. Visit their site at http://www.inc.com.
Another great magazine that is focused towards the small business owner. Their articles can be read by visiting http://www.entrepreneur.com.
An edgy magazine that features articles on rapidly growing companies and their management practices. View their site at http://www.fastcompany.com.
Business Week - Small Business
Articles of interest to small business owners. Visit their website at http://www.businessweek.com/small-business/.
Wall Street Journal
Articles on starting or buying a business. Their site can be visited at http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-small-business-marketing.html
An outstanding legal site. In addition to selling reasonably priced legal references for small business, they also offer a large number of free articles. Visit their site at http://www.nolo.com.
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
A great book for small business owners. Form more information on the book and for free articles from the website in this area, visit their website at http://www.e-myth.com/
The Quick MBA
A website that features a broad array of small business articles. Visit their site at http://www.quickmba.com.
Has articles and data for many aspects of small business ownership, including how to start, where to find forms (some are provided on the site), as well as providing links to other business websites. Visit their website at http://www.bizjournals.com.
Offers answers to many questions regarding the start-up process in business ownership. Visitors may ask specific questions, view sample business plans, choose the type of business that best suits your needs, or use a multitude of other tools. Visit their website at http://www.morebusiness.com/business-startup-tips/ .