Small business Links

PDF Converter Software
Information on how to access PDF converter software. This software allows you to open PDF files in word processing programs, type in your information, and save as a word processing file Click here

About Small Business Information
This resource Web site has a set of links (left side of home page) to help your new business achieve sustainability and growth. http://sbinformation.about.com/

Business Town
How to write a business plan, weigh financing options, and review the legal business structures http://www.businesstown.com/gettingstarted

Business Out Post
Provides small business owners and home-based business entrepreneurs with free information, ideas, assistance, opportunities, and encouragement when starting and operating their own business. Click on the Planning link for articles.  http://www.smallbusinessoutpost.com

BiZine
Web site provides small business marketing and home-based business resources and news. http://www.bizine.com

Find Law
This site provides samples of business contracts and has other resource links. http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/

How to Write a Press Release
A step-by-step guidance about what goes in a press release and how to write one effectively. Choose business and type in How to write a press release? in the search bar. This will take you to choices. Click here

How to Write a Business Proposal This web site offers downloadable templates. Click here

Small Business Association: Marketing Basics

Learn about the basics of marketing geared to the small business owner. http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/marketing-new-business

Small Business Now
Web site gives tips for small office and/or home office success and provides articles on how to build up referrals and how to develop a marketing niche. http://www.smallbusinessnow.com

Small Business Administration-Business Plan Basics

SBA web site presents information and samples on how to develop a business plan, and how it defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your business resume. The documents and samples on this site also include a current and  proforma balance sheet, an income statement, and a cash flow analysis. http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/starting-business/writing-business-plan

Tec Terms Dictionary
Web site allows you to look up frequently used technology termshttp://www.techterms.org/

The Wall Street Journal for Entrepreneurs
An online journal with links to questions and answers about starting a business.  http://www.startupjournal.com

U.S. Small Business Administration
This site will teach you about SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance, and training programs for for-profits. http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/index.html

Writing a Mission Statement
A strong Mission Statement is not just for non-profit organizations. This site gives help in developing your Mission Statement.  Article by Ron Meshanko has some excellent tips and insight as to what our mission statement should sayhttp://www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/03/21.html

MARKETING

Why Develop a Web Presence?
Find out what steps the University of South Carolina took to create a more robust Web presence. http://www.sc.edu/webpresence/why_develop.html

Marketing Plans, Programs, and Small Business Management Information for small businesses interested in developing a market plan.
http://www.websitemarketingplan.com/

BNI: Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you because all the other members carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone new who could use your products or service, they hand your card out and recommend your services*. It's as simple as that! It's simple because it's based on the proven concept of what goes around, comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result. Click here