There are many helpful resources for small businesses. The following are some we recommend
- Government Resources and Sites
- Commercial Resources
- Publications: Books, Journals, Articles
- Software, Tools and other helpful resources
- Association of Small Business Development Centers
The Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) represents America’s Small Business Development Center Network — the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and to assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy.
For more information go to www.asbdc.org.
“Counselors to America’s Small Business Owners” (SCORE) is a national association dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia and Washington D.C., SCORE has 364 chapters in the United States as well as in U.S territories. SCORE is a partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). You can find more information at www.score.org
- US Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
For more information go to: www.sba.org
- American Express – OPEN Forum
OPEN Forum by American Express is a community of business owners like you. OPEN Forum gives businesses the tools to connect and collaborate. Tools like the ConnectodexSM, which can help generate new leads by intelligently matching businesses with similar needs and interests. And the Idea Hub, a digital trading post of ideas and insights from industry experts and owners. Exclusive articles, videos, discussion boards and events listings can help businesses get informed and inspired. Visit www.openforum.com for more information.
Entrepreneur is the magazine for the small business community. Stay up to date with the latest business trends, opportunities, movers and shakers. Here you can also join the Entrprenueur connect network where you can share ideas and establish meaningful connections with others like yourself. Visit www.entrepreneur.com
- Wall Street Journal – Small Business
Here you will find many great tips and information written by WSJ journalist. Visit http://guides.wsj.com/small-business/
- Duct Tape Marketing Local OnLine Profile
A Duct Tape Marketing Local Search Engine Profile gives small business owners a way to easily create a master profile page of information to be used by the search engines, yellow pages and online directories.
Completing this one stop online document also automatically submits this profile to major search engines, local search directories, and local phone directories increasing your businesses ability to be found locally. Learn more…
- Duct Tape Marketing Referral Flood
Referral Flood is a comprehensive 118 page how-to guide to referral marketing, a 60-minute referral marketing audio CD seminar, 54 real-world referral marketing system examples, a 70 minute audio CD explaining the inner workings of each real-world referral marketing example, and referral marketing toolbox of letters, postcards, business cards, and other referral marketing tools all rolled into one easily accessed product. Learn more…
- Duct Tape Marketing Ultimate Marketing System
The Ultimate Marketing System is a complete small business marketing system consisting of 14 workbooks and 4 audio CDs – the product of over 20 years of working with some of America’s most successful small businesses and independent professionals.
Each workbook contains a through explanation of one critical small business topic, real-life small business examples and worksheets, forms and tools needed to help you implement the lesson presented. Learn more…
- Marketing Audit
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This Signature Brand Marketing Audit uses the principles of the Duct Tape Marketing System to help you create a simple, effective, and affordable marketing system.
After you complete the audit questions we will contact you to schedule a free, 30 minute session to review your existing marketing, give you a quick snapshot on the effectiveness of your web site and suggest several ways to improve your marketing system right now. The more information you provide, the better the feedback we can provide.
- Planet Ocean Search Engine News
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