Business Solutions


Supporting Entrepreneurs

For both newly formed businesses and businesses looking to expand, find the information you need to succeed.
Business Capital

Finding Capital

Resources to help you find money to start your business, fund your day to day operations, and expand the business.
Growing Business

Business Management

Guides for managing employee healthcare & retirement plans, business insurance policies, and overall finances.
Small Business Owners

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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

Obtaining a Business License & Business Permits

Learn about federal and state permits and licenses you are required to obtain before you start or purchase a business.

Hot to Get a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS

If you need an EIN to operate your business, you can apply for an EIN online using this application form.

How to Open a Small Business Banking Account

Quick instructions on what documents you need to open a small business bank account and where to find the required forms.

Small Business Tax Information

Provides self-employed individuals and small business owners with printable tax forms and information for filing taxes.

Tips for Starting a Business

Provides information and expertise from the Wharton School on how to start and manage a business.

Choosing a Type of Ownership Structure

Offers concise material defining the different types of ownership to help you determine which type is best for your small business.

Small Business Financing

Small Business Credit Cards

American Express Business Credit

Choose from multiple credit cards with offers including travel rewards, partner rewards, and cash back bonuses.

Ink from Chase Bank

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.

Spark Business from Capital One

Offers small business owners credit to finance business related expenses.

Small Business Loans

Business Loans for Veterans

Low rate small business loans are available for veterans of any of the U.S. Armed Forces to start their own veteran-owned business.

Medical Practice Loans

Provides fixed rate business loans with up to $300,000 for doctors and physicians buying or opening new medical practices and offices.

Cash Advance Loans

For small business owners, cash advance loans can provide a very convenient way to smooth out a "lumpy" monthly cash flow.

Small Business Loans for New & Existing Businesses

Small business owners can apply for business loans (or personal loans) with fixed, low rates and convenient repayment periods.

Food Truck Financing

Get financing for a food truck or mobile vending business with either a small business loan or a personal loan up to $35,000.

Green Loans (Business)

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

Types of Retirement Plans for Small Business Owners

A complete online manual summarizing various types of retirement plans available to individuals and businesses.

Fidelity Retirement Plans for Small 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.

TDAmeritrade Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

Provides small business owners with Solo 401k, SEP IRA, SIMPLE IRA, Roth IRA, Company 401(k), Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

Small Business Healthcare Plans

Government Healthcare for Small Businesses

Browse Affordable Care Act plans online and compare available healthcare packages for small businesses with 50 or less employees.

The American Healthcare Council

AHC is a healthcare and medical council which works to promote more affordable access to American healthcare and personal medical care, including small businesses.

Healthcare Information for Small Business Owners

Comprehensive online resource answering any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act plans and programs.

Small Business Insurance Plans

State Farm Small Business Insurance

Explore insurance services including business owner policies, professional liability insurance, business auto insurance, and surety & fidelity bonds.

Farmer's Business Insurance

Protect your business and its assets with property insurance, liability insurance, workers' compensation insurance, business auto insurance, and business crime insurance.

Small Business Insurance Information

Learn about insurance plans, requirements, types, and resources from the Small Business Administration.

Small Business Marketing Strategies

SBA Marketing Tips

For small businesses looking to maximize profits, this useful guide offers business owners assistance when developing a marketing plan.

Harvard Business Review: Marketing Strategies

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.

Harvard Venture Board

Venture related financial resources for the existing small and medium business enterprise. Insights about venture capital and finance, equity, debt, corporate structure and board composition, partnership strategy, and finance and lending options.

Buying or Expanding an Existing Business

Buying an Existing Business Guide

Alerts potential small business buyers to possible risks and benefits when purchasing an existing business.

Growing Your Small Business

Should you enter a new market, become a franchise, or open a new location, the SBA offers useful business advice.

Apply for a Patent, Trademark, or Copyright

Offers an online application to register a patent, trademark, or copyright and includes instructional videos and extensive information.

Selling a Business

How to Sell Your Business

Essential advice to maximize profits from the sale of your business.

Exit Strategy for Selling your Small Business

A checklist for small business owners that should be addressed before finalizing the business's sale.