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Starting Your Own Business: Web Resources

Resources for small business.

Local Contacts

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
 
NJSBDC at Stockton University
35 South Martin Luther King Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Web Resources

Business USA
BusinessUSA implements a “no wrong door” approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency’s website, call center, or office they go to for help. Looking forward, the more federal agencies continue to add resources to BusinessUSA to encompass the full range of business programs and services, the more we will be able to reduce the confusing array of websites that exist today.
 
Business Forms
https://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/starting-managing-business/managing-business/forms
Various downloadable business forms from the Small Business Administration.
 
The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information
The 4th edition published in 2010 is compiled by the staff of the Business Reference Services' Science, Technology, and Business Division, Library of Congress. Each section lists print resources. Contents include: Introduction, Getting Started, Raising Capital, Managing Your Business, Human Resources, Marketing, Doing Business with Government, International Opportunities, Research and Information Gathering, Looking At the Numbers, Handbooks and Guides, and Information about Companies.

Minority Business Development Agency
http://www.mbda.gov
"The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. " Information about business development, financing, and publications.
 
National SBDC Research Network
http://www.sbdcnet.org/
Small Business Development Centers nationwide, which assist existing or developing business owners with one-on-one counseling.
 
New Jersey Small Business Development Center
http://www.njsbdc.com/home/
How-to articles, counseling, and training for the small business operator: a project of the Rutgers Graduate School of Management in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the N.J. Commerce & Economic Growth Commission.

New Jersey State Department of Banking and Insurance
http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/index.html
Includes Real Estate Commission, consumer information and complaints procedures, health insurance reform program, and links.

NJAWBO, The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners
http://www.njawbo.org
Government links, pointers for business development, and women's business resources provide mentoring and facts about accounting, administration, insurance, laws, licenses and permits, taxes, other business needs of those who believe that "owning the ladder means there's no glass ceiling."
 
The Riley Guide: Steps in Starting Your Own Business
The Riley Guide, by Margaret F. Dikel, is a great resource for all things employment-related. This site deals with small business concerns and contains links on how to obtain funding, dealing with legal concerns, getting started, and sources for getting help.

Small Business Administration
https://www.sba.gov/
Information on starting, financing and expanding your business. Includes a Small Business Planner. Learn too about New Jersey’s SBA office located in Newark.

Small Business How-To Guide
http://guides.wsj.com/small-business/
A variety of tips from The Wall Street Journal (funding, technology, franchising, etc.)