Information and Resources on Small Business

Home Office

Biz Whiz - A community website for work from home business. It contains information, tools and resources to help any home based business.

Chief Home Officer - Offers resources, links, articles, news, and reviews for entrepreneurs.

eGrindstone - Resource for homeworkers featuring articles on practical aspects of working from home.

Entrepreneur.com - Home Based Businesses - Information and resources for starting and running a home-based business.

eWorking Women - Community of women in business online and those who want to work freelance, telecommute or find at-home computer work or jobs online.

4HB.com - Resources for business at home with a library of articles and quick links.

Home Office Voice - News, reviews and commentary in the world of Internet home business.

Say Home Business.com - Home business ideas, tools and how to achieve success with your home business.

Work At Home Parents

AP-BIZ Attachment Parents in Business - Email list, directory and community of parents wanting to combine a home business with raising their families.

Bizy Moms - Online community by Liz Folger, for moms interested in working from home.

Direct Sales Moms - Information and resources for moms in direct sales working from home.

Dot Com Women - Dedicated to women's professional and personal development through business and entertainment resources, contests, events, forums, freebies, and a shopping directory.

e-BusinessMoms.com - Free resource site helping work at home moms to start, grow and maintain a business online.

FreelanceMom.com - Source for professional moms. Offers articles, job opportunities, advice, sharing and friendship.

Frugal Mom - Dedicated to helping moms stay home with their children by offering creative ways to earn money from home and ways to save money at home.

HBWM - Provides networking information, monthly newsletter, member's listserv, membership directory and discounts on various products and services.

HomeWorkingMom.com - Information and an online newsletter for moms.

Jobs For Moms - Resources and list of companies offering home jobs and income information in the USA.

ModemMoms - Tips, tools, articles, resources and even mentors to help grow your business.

Mom and Her Money - Christian site for stay at home moms that wish to work at home. Filled with small business start up ideas, reputable work from home companies, tips and encouragement.

Mommy Community - An online community for moms dedicated to help moms find a barter buddy and resources to make life as a work at home mom easier.

Mommy Links - Resources for making the most of being a mom at home.

Mommy Mailers - Advice, support, message boards, scheduled chats, monthly contests, as well as member exchanges and a quarterly mailing.

Mommy Portal - Provides tips on promoting your business, WAHM directory and affiliate programs.

Mompreneurs LLC - Offers entrepreneurial advice for women-owned businesses.

Moms At Home - Family resources and an online store with childrens products.

A Mom's Love - Insightful articles and information for WAHMs.

Moms Network Exchange - Offers tips, ideas and support for moms to be successful in both personal and business life.

MoneyMom - Offering resources, articles, information on scams and links to business resources.

Parenting in the Home Office - An article about how to survive and succeed with a home business when you have young children.

Stay-at-Home Parents from About.com - Find support, parenting tips, home business information, discussion forums and frugal living tips.

StorkNet's Work At Home Parents Cubby - Support, information and tips for parents making the transition from work to home.

USAWAHM - A work at home Mom directory and resource site with original articles.

WAHM - Newsletter and online magazine for moms working from home.

WAHM Buds Blog - Articles geared to parents working from home with their own small business.

WAHM Network - Resources, ideas and information for the work at home parent or info seeker.

WAHM Talk Radio - Podcaster. Contains an archive of interviews, a forum and blog.

WAHMfest - A network providing resources and advice for moms wanting to host their own local WAHMfest event.

WebMomz - Home business tips, tools, articles, resources and newsletters for work at home moms with personal growth and family, parenting advice for stay at home moms.

Home Office Guides

101 Biz Tips - Tips, guidance and resources.

eBiz Your Home - Offers tools and resources for starting an online business. Includes free ebooks and web templates.

Home Biz Tools - Resource center for start-up or existing businesses with articles and jobs.

Home-based Business Manual - Includes an extensive list of references to websites and government body contact details. Offers promotion and finances advice.

Infinity Employment Services - Nationwide employment service, showing thousands of people how to work a legitimate job working at home.

New Heights Marketing, Inc. - Articles, links and information designed for those who work from home.

OzeMedia - Ezine covering internet marketing, affiliate programs, and better web writing.

Pacific Business Marketing - Resources for starting a business, marketing, writing a business plan, website promotions, and employee training.

Starting Your Home Based Business - Guide book and CD-ROM to help entrepreneurs in business start-up and to automate recordkeeping.

That's Wise - Information on how to start your own internet-based business with free articles and products.

Work at Home Search - Business information and resources. List your site with this Pay-Per-Click search engine or peruse the directory of sites.

Business Formation

BizOffice Limited - On-line company registration, formation and incorporation in New Zealand.

Chandler Partners - Services in Asia and the United States, specializing in Hong Kong and China. Company formation, accounting, consulting, funding, and tax services.

CoForma - Company formation services in Brazil, including trademark and domain registrations, consulting, and assistance for foreign investors. Site in English and Portuguese.

Commersant, LLC - Forming companies, legal services, tax planning, accreditation of foreign companies. Based in Russia.

Company United - Forming companies in Hong Kong, China, BVI and offshore regions.

Corporations Today, Inc - Incorporation services in Wyoming. Also provides assistance for those wishing to move existing corporations.

Kaizen Consulting - Corporate services in Hong Kong and China and offshore, including company formation and trademark registration.

Oriel Business Consultants - Services include incorporation, accounting, financial and tax management, and legal advice. Based in Singapore.

Vitam International - Services and information for small and medium-size companies which want to sell, buy, establish or develop their business in the Central and Eastern European countries.

WR Consulting Group - Sells shelf companies and forms tailor-made companies in Hong Kong.

Entrepreneurship

Acadia Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - A service provider of career and entrepreneurial development assistance to students, existing and potential small business operators, and communities in Acadia, Canada.

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship - Babson College - Focus: enhance entrepreneurship education and practice worldwide through teaching, outreach, and research initiatives

Baylor University: Center for Entrepreneurship - Developing and perpetuating the entrepreneurial spirit through education and outreach programs

The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies - NYU - undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and research in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education

Carolina Entrepreneurship Club - Organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for interested students, professors, and local entrepreneurs.

CELCEE - The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education is an online collection of articles, videos, and websites related to entrepreneurship education.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach - University of Missouri-Rolla - Integrates the activities of faculty, students and small business clients by linking with R&D firms, creating commercialization opportunities and identifying business issues that require public policy attention.

Center for Innovation - Univ. of North Dakota - Focus: assistance for technology entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers interested in starting new ventures, commercializing new products, and licensing new technologies

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Santa Clara University - Focus: teaching, research, mentoring, forums and conferences regarding the creation and management of innovation and entrepreneurial ventures

Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship - CIIE, established at IIM Ahmedabad, India aims to incubate technology based innovations and help commercialize them.

Connect - Focus: San Diego-centric entrepreneurism - University of California at San Diego.

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship - Focus: facilitating, supporting, and encouraging entrepreneurship and new enterprise growth throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region - University of Maryland

Entrepreneurial Fellows Center, University of Pittsburgh - Provides management education programs to enable the leaders of the region's established businesses to grow their firms.

Entrepreneurship Research Alliance - Focus: promotes entrepreneurship and encourages dialog and cooperation between the University of British Columbia and the business community.

The Entreprenuership Centre, Management School, Imperial College London - Focus: assist and encourage entrepreneurs to attain their goal of self-employment through the creation of new and exciting businesses.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Focuses on entrepreneurship and on education, with Kansas City serving as an incubator for academic programs. Describes funding guidelines, past initiatives, and publications.

Health Care Entrepreneurship Program (HCEP) - Focus: Boston University business development group that supports the creation of entrepreneurial businesses in health care focusing on very early stage business development.

James L. Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law - Focus: improve training of transactional lawyers through the University of Tennessee College of Law curriculum.

JMI - The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship - located at Florida State University

Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation - UC Berkeley - Focus: study and promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation in management and new enterprise development

Midwest Entrepreneurial Education Center - Ball State University - Focus: help Midwest entrepreneurs by offering relevant educational programs and activities

National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers - Nonprofit brings together more than 60 leading entrepreneurship centers at U.S. business schools to promote improvements in curriculum, research and collaborative projects.

Saint Francis University - Small Business Development Center - Offers consulting services related to start-up to small businesses in the southern Alleghenies region.

Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies - Program at the University of Michigan Business School.

Stanford Graduate School of Business Conference on Entrepreneurship - Annual conference about the entrepreneurial process

Stanford Professional Education - Advanced instruction to working professionals worldwide.

Texas Entrepreneurship Network - Entrepreneurship organization that connects students, faculty and entrepreneurs who have needs or opportunities. It works closely with other student organizations and multiple disciplines across the University of Texas at Austin.

Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs - Focus: global research, learning and outreach to entrepreneurs both within existing organizations and via independent start-ups.

Wharton Small Business Development Center - Provides research and business assistance to small businesses in the greater Philadelphia region.

High Tech

Adam's Advice and Reading List for High Tech Startup Entrepreneurs - Recommendations by Adam Sah, a man who describes himself as a serial startup entrepreneur.

Building Success into a High-Tech Start-Up - Article in The Industrial Physicist argues that the success of a high-tech startup is often determined more by how the company is organized than by the product it produces.

High Tech Startup Valuation Estimator - Answer 25 multiple-choice questions and receive an evaluation.

High-Tech Start-Ups - Information for those considering becoming a high tech startup entrepreneur. Part of the Professional Practice Curriculum of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

How to Start a Startup - Essay by Paul Graham, based on a talk given at the Harvard Computer Society.

Kyros: Lessons of a Startup - Complete text of a book about a high-tech startup that failed, written by one of its founders.

Revenue Recognition for a High-Tech Startup - Case and commentaries, provided by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Taunting the Gods of Business - Observations on high tech startups, and walking the tightrope that divides hype and reality. A business and marketing white paper.

Ten Questions for a High-Tech Startup - Article in ZDNet by two university professors and a venture capitalist. (April 3, 2003)

Startup Associations

American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth - National organization of entrepreneurs focusing on policy issues affecting growth oriented companies

Association of Innovative Entrepreneurship CR - Focus: implementing the goal of non-government organization in the field of innovative entrepreneurship.

Bodibeng Technology Incubator - Supports South African high-tech entrepreneurs by offering mentoring and services online. Includes membership information, events, and description of services.

Canadian Entrepreneurs Association - Forum for entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and learn from fellow entrepreneurs. Receive information through speakers, seminars, workshops and the Internet.

Churchill Club - Silicon Valley business and technology forum. Includes information about upcoming events.

Entrepreneurs Foundation - Focus: make the Bay Area a better place through a corporate community involvement and philanthropy model which will improve corporate culture while building a stronger community.

Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas - Promotes philanthropy for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial practices for the non-profit sector.

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs - Fosters, supports and promotes entrepreneurship for women in technology and health care businesses

iBreakfast.com - Networking meetings for entrepreneurs seeking angel capital and business contacts.

IdeaSphere - Focus: membership group supporting new enterprise formation and the expansion of proven business models.

MIT Entrepreneurs - Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Entrepreneurs Club (The MIT e-club).

Netpreneur Exchange - Nonprofit organization created to advance Greater Washington D.C. entrepreneurs developing or delivering products or services over the Internet.

Northwest Entrepreneur Network - Helps entrepreneurs across a range of industries get their businesses off the ground.

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the climate for emerging, growth-oriented companies across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club - A New York-based group that provides information and counseling relevant to the new high technology business; including locating investors, selecting qualified management personnel, and forging partnerships and affiliations.

Silicon Valley Association of Software Entrepreneurs - Organization dedicated to enabling high technology entrepreneurs to be successful by providing them with the real-world business knowledge, expertise, and contacts.

Social Venture Network - Place where socially conscious entrepreneurs can meet, teach, support and create new ventures.

Software Development Forum - Bay Area non-profit organization devoted to informing, educating and connecting entrepreneurs and business professionals in the field of technology.

STARTech Foundation - Assists high-technology startup companies in the North Texas area. Offers training, mentoring, forums, and events.

Starve Ups - A non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon helps entrepeneurs create and sustain successful businesses through sharing insight, feedback, resources, and networking.

Vancouver Enterprise Forum - Meetings and events to bring together members of the technology enterprise community in British Columbia.

West Virginia Entrepreneurs Forum - Non-profit organization comprised of individuals from the business, academic and economic development communities promoting the formation and sucess of innovative and growth-oriented companies.

Acacia Research Corporation - Provides capital and management assistance and investment advisory services to emerging or start-up companies. (Nasdaq: ACRI).

Arshiya Ventures - Consultant who edits executive summaries of start-ups, assists start-ups to secure venture capital funding, and develops start-up business strategy.

Aston Technical Consulting - UK consultancy for optical design, project management and due diligence assessment services.

CapForge Consulting - Provides business plans, financials creation software and information for new restaurants, bars, and catering enterprises.

The Chesapeake Group - Corporate development and financial advisory services to technology-driven, entrepreneurial companies.

Decima Ventures, Inc. - Goal is to generate, cultivate and validate innovative ideas to launch successful companies.

Dolphin Ventures - Entrepreneurial consulting firm that provides services to early stage Silicon Valley technology ventures.

Edward J. Coletti Management Services - Research and analyze business startups and expansions. Special expertise in business plans for workers' compensation and long-term disability careers. Santa Rosa, CA.

Entrepreneur America - Provides start-ups with mentoring services that improve growth, profitability, and/or market position.

Excellerate.net - Provides advisory services to technology start-ups.

First Principal Royalty Corporation - Business consulting services (private placements) to entrepreneurs seeking funding.

Koffler Ventures - Consultants, coaches and virtual managers for start-ups.

LaunchPower - Works with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors and startups to deliver solutions to meet government commercial and defense security needs.

Market Ready, Inc. - Specializes in public relations services for high-tech startup companies, including market entry programs and PR positioning campaigns.

The Middleband Group - Consulting firm focusing on helping early-stage companies to define and execute their go-to-market strategies and mid-stage companies to re-calibrate existing ones.

New Business Advisor - Offers support, advise and solutions to new business owners.

Novadea, Inc. - Consulting firm cultivating innovative ideas into groundbreaking products and successful companies.

Start-Up Resources - Provides a complete solution for early-stage companies by tailoring its services and using its extensive network of contacts and qualified vendors.

Steve Mitten, CPCC - Professional coaching for entrepreneurs involved in start ups.

Tim Christoffersen - Provides acting CFO, IPO mentoring, corporate positioning, financial modeling, venture capital, partnerships, business modeling, and support services for technology companies.

Venture Associates - Offers information for entrepreneurs on business plans, going public, IPOs, and venture capital.

Venture Valuation - Specializes in the assessment, valuation and monitoring of start-up companies.

The Zermatt Group - Professional services firm specializing in strategic planning, corporate ventures, turnarounds, restructurings, and marketing services.