Use these SBA and MS Office tools to help you navigate the basics that have long-term implications for your business: Picking a Business Location, Naming a Business, Selecting a Business Structure and Obtaining Business Licenses & Permits.
Starting up may seem daunting, but these resources SBA and IRS resources can help: Is Entrepreneurship for You?, How to Start a Small Business, Starting a Business 101, Checklist for Starting a Business, and a Glossary of Business Terms.
This Business on Main series gives you 28 steps — one per day for four weeks — to help you up and running. It includes tips on choosing the right business, doing research and planning, setting up a business and finally, selling your product.
Ramp up on marketing basics quickly with these advertising codes from the Better Business Bureau, and these SBA tools: business marketing resources, tips for advertising/marketing online, and a free online marketing and advertising course.
Put your business’s best foot forward with these Microsoft Office templates for professional business communications, including templates for letterhead, business cards and business presentations — which can be personalized to meet your business needs.
A business plan is essential in the early stages of your business. It is often an investor’s first impression of a business and helps founders focus their goals. These SBA and MS Office tools help you write and format an effective business plan.