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    The Service Corps of Retired Executives and their website features small business how to articles, as well as email counseling requests (free). This is a great place to find someone with specific industry expertise in the area you may be seeking. Visit their website at http://www.score.org.

  • IRS

    Basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business http://www.irs.gov.

  • SBA.gov

    A great website that features small business education (see their library section) in addition to their small business loan guarantee programs and disadvantaged business programs.

    The SBA also has an E-Business Learning Institute, which has many useful e-learning modules for small business. Visit this site at http://www.sba.gov/training/courses.html

    SBA's self-assessment tool to help you better understand your readiness for starting a business: http://www.sba.gov/assessmenttool/index.html.

  • Entrepreneurship.org

    An entrepreneurial resource site from the Kaufmann Foundation, one of the nation's most active foundations that supports entrepreneurship. This site lists not only their articles, but links to some of the best small business articles. Visit their website at http://www.entrepreneurship.org.

  • Inc Magazine

    An excellent magazine that reports on small business topics. All of their articles are archived on their website. Visit their site at http://www.inc.com.

  • Entrepreneur Magazine

    A magazine that is focused towards the small business owner. Their articles can be read by visiting http://www.entrepreneur.com.

  • FastCompany.com

    A magazine that features articles on rapidly growing companies and their management practices. View their site at http://www.fastcompany.com.

  • Business Week - Small Business

    Articles of interest to small business owners. http://www.businessweek.com/small-business/.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Articles on starting or buying a business. Their site can be visted at http://online.wsj.com.

  • Nolo.com

    An outstanding legal site. In addition to selling reasonably priced legal references for small business, they also offer many free articles. Visit their site at http://www.nolo.com.

  • Bizjournals.com

    Has articles and data for many aspects of small business ownership, including how to start, where to find forms (some are provided on the site), as well as providing links to other business websites. Visit their website at http://www.bizjournals.com.

  • FTC

    The FTC is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy https://www.ftc.gov.