Useful Small Business Web Sites
additional information about small business planning, financing and managing,
the following web sites are useful.
Click once on blue web address to go
to that web site.
- Business Info. & Guides
- Business Plans/Software
Site discusses multiple general business
topics, including sample business
plans that can be downloaded.
- South Carolina Business One Stop
Official business web site of
South Carolina government
Guide for all Phases of Business
The site is extensive and an
Buying and Selling
An excellent web site that
addresses the issues related to
buying and selling a business
Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center site
sponsored by the USC Graduate School
SC Secretary of State site for forms, etc.
Office of Small and Minority
Business Assistance www.govoepp.state.sc.us/osmba
SC certification of small and minority
Small Business Administration site. Covers
loans, business plans and startup guides,
among other things.
Equity investment source.
Commercial finance online.
Site is dedicated to franchising. It
answers anything you could ever ask about
Federal government agency portal.
National Assoc. of the Self-Employed.
Arranging for counseling and attendance at
workshops through the midlands chapter
Organizational and other legal issues.
More than legal: Organization documents. (e.g., LLC)
Organization documents. (e.g., LLC)
US Patent & Trademark Office.
Patent Searching web site
IRS forms and publications.
Microsoft Small Business Center
Microsoft's small business products.
Note: Many of these web site
sites cover the same material; however, it is recommended that multiple sites
should be reviewed. Not all sites are strong in the same sub-issues, so one
must review multiple sites to get a good understanding of a particular subject.
Also, use search engines such as
google.com to find even more sites, as new sites are being developed daily.