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Starting Your Own Business Resource Guide

Realize the dream of starting your own business

 

Do you have what it takes to start your own business? Find out below by taking a quiz from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Plus, consult our resource guide for in-depth how-tos and expert advice on starting a successful business.

1. Writing a Business Plan

SCORE: Start-Up Business Plan Printable Template

Internal Revenue Service: Guide to Starting a Business

2. Raise Capital

Inc.com: Angel Investor Directory

BusinessWeek.com: Rules for Raising Capital

3. Manage Your Finances

Entrepreneur.com: The Basics of Money Management

Quicken Home and Business Software

Peachtree Accounting Software

4.  Do the Paperwork

Internal Revenue Service: Checklist for Starting a Business

5. Market Your Business

Inc.com: Grassroots Marketing

Toolkit.com: Marketing Your Small Business

6. In-Depth Guides

The Wall Street Journal: Center for Entrepreneurs

Inc. Magazine: Guide to Starting a Small Business

Internal Revenue Service: Guide to Starting a Business

Small Business Administration: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

Small Business Administration: Online Women’s Business Center

Entrepreneur.com: Startup How-to Guides

Nonprofit Business Association Women Entrepreneurs Inc.

7. Cool Online Tools

Forbes.com: Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

SCORE: Business Toolbox

12 Websites You Need To Be Using As An Entrepreneur