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Our mission is to provide small business owners with all the tools they need to succeed. To browse the small business directory, choose from the menu on the left or scroll through all the listings below.
Small Business Startup
Starting a Small Business
Learn about federal and state permits and licenses you are required to obtain before you start or purchase a business.
If you need an EIN to operate your business, you can apply for an EIN online using this application form.
Quick instructions on what documents you need to open a small business bank account and where to find the required forms.
Provides self-employed individuals and small business owners with printable tax forms and information for filing taxes.
Provides information and expertise from the Wharton School on how to start and manage a business.
Offers concise material defining the different types of ownership to help you determine which type is best for your small business.
Small Business Financing
Agriculture Loans and Farm Financing
Offering loans to agricultural businesses with financing available up to $300,000 and affordable payment plans.
Helps individuals afford landscaping supplies and equipment to start and manage a small landscaping business.
Online business loan solutions for veterans investing in a farm business expansion or starting a farm business.
Small Business Credit Cards
Choose from multiple credit cards with offers including travel rewards, partner rewards, and cash back bonuses.
Receive purchase protection from Ink business credit cards. Select between a cash back rewards credit card with no annual fee or a premium rewards card with travel rewards.
Offers small business owners credit to finance business related expenses.
Small Business Loans
Low rate small business loans are available for veterans of any of the U.S. Armed Forces to start their own veteran-owned business.
Provides fixed rate business loans with up to $300,000 for doctors and physicians buying or opening new medical practices and offices.
For small business owners, cash advance loans can provide a very convenient way to smooth out a "lumpy" monthly cash flow.
Small business owners can apply for business loans (or personal loans) with fixed, low rates and convenient repayment periods.
Get financing for a food truck or mobile vending business with either a small business loan or a personal loan up to $35,000.
For businesses who create energy efficient products or promote green practices, these green business loans provide an affordable financial solution.
Managing a Small Business
Small Business Retirement Plans
A complete online manual summarizing various types of retirement plans available to individuals and businesses.
Small business retirement plans, IRAs, Self-Employed 401(k) and Profit-Sharing Plans for both the self-employed and small business owners and/or their employees.
Provides small business owners with Solo 401k, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, Roth IRA, Company 401(k), Health Savings Accounts (HSA).
Small Business Healthcare Plans
Browse Affordable Care Act plans online and compare available healthcare packages for small businesses with 50 or less employees.
Select your state and browse available healthcare group plans offered specifically for small business employees.
Comprehensive online resource answering any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act plans and programs.
Small Business Insurance Plans
Explore insurance services including business owner policies, professional liability insurance, business auto insurance, and surety & fidelity bonds.
Protect your business and its assets with property insurance, liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance, business auto insurance, and business crime insurance.
Learn about insurance plans, requirements, types, and resources from the Small Business Administration.
Small Business Marketing Strategies
For small businesses looking to maximize profits, this useful guide offers business owners assistance when developing a marketing plan.
Learn about your competitors, the importance of branding, understanding your customer's needs, and utilizing innovation so your are better equipped to evolve in your industry.
A free, online database featuring a wide array of articles with topics centered around small business marketing.
Buying or Expanding an Existing Business
Alerts potential small business buyers to possible risks and benefits when purchasing an existing business.
Should you enter a new market, become a franchise, or open a new location, the SBA offers useful business advice.
Offers an online application to register a patent, trademark, or copyright and includes instructional videos and extensive information.