Small Business Source

Small Business Reference Source

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The First Steps

Check out the Small Business Reference Source’s tools for beginners. Start by browsing sample business plans and standard start-up forms, and then move on to more advanced topics, like cash flow and profit forecasts.

Industry Information

Find articles, statistics, market reports, and more by type of business. The alphabetized list includes everything from advertising agencies to wineries. Find the topic that best matches your needs, and go more in-depth from there.

Business Basics

Learn about skills every small business owner should know, from managing and coaching employees to selling a business and interviewing job candidates. Brush up so you can be the best boss you can be.

More Resources

Expand your business horizons with the database’s videos and other multimedia tools. Just search for your desired topic, sit back, and watch.

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