Miscellaneous Small Business Free Online Resources
Here are several more free online business resources for frugal-minded entrepreneurs that didn’t fit into any particular category, yet I thought they deserved mention.
Buzgate.org This public service initiative was created to “facilitate awareness, access and use of free small business help offered by America’s government and nonprofit small business assistance agencies on a local, regional and national scale.” Basically, it’s an extensive online portal that can help connect you to a vast array of free small business training and services.
Biz Info Library Access free expert articles for every stage of your business.
Start-Up Nation This site provides general business advice and information on small business start-up and growth.
More Business Here you will find several business resources including: informative articles, sample business plans, marketing plans, business contracts, and tax help.
Smart Biz Small business information and resources with a focus on IT.
The Small Business Knowledge Base- Comprehensive small business information including plenty of guides, tools, and techniques.
Business Nation Find info and links to local business resources. Select your state and get local business news, resources and links.
Fedmarket Fedmarket offers free content including a “how-to” guide to small businesses interested in entering the federal marketplace. Fedmarket also provides products, services and federal sales training to small businesses.
Wall Street Journal Small Business How To Guide A collection of articles and video on how to start, run, grow, buy and sell a small business.
Aboutcom Small Business. Numerous articles providing helpful tips, resources, and information on starting, running, growing, buying and selling a small business. Also check out AboutU, which offers a handful of free online business courses.
UMass Family Business Center This program sponsored by Umass, Amherst, encourages an ongoing dialogue among family members in business to gain perspective, develop strategies, and overcome the challenges unique to a family owned businesses.
Commercial Collection Agency Association The CCAA represents commercial collection agencies in the United States certified by the Commercial Law League of America. The CCAA is ” focused on service and protection for the commercial credit community, and works to elevate the standards of the industry by providing educational, legislative, promotional and administrative services for its members.” Check out the free literature section for tips on debt collection and taking nonpaying customers to court. You can also register for their online debt collection course (cost: about $250) and receive debt collection certification at the end of it.