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SCORE

SCORE

Info, resources & advice for small businesses

SCORE Chapter 506 Presentation

Chapter Overview

SCORE Templates & Tools

Business, Marketing, Cashflow, & many other templates

Accounting Tools

FreshBooks

Online invoicing & record keeping

Intuit

Various accounting software applications

Outright

Online bookkeeping

Branding, Web, App's, Social Media

 

AG Design

Professional design-Starup Pkgs -App's, Logos, Websites, Ads

SkyCastle Media

Professional design-Starup Pkgs - Websites, Media, PR

Business - General

Business Know-How

Info, tools & resources for home & small businesses

BusinessTown

Info, tools & resources for home & small businesses

BUZGate.org

Info, tools & resources for home & small businesses

Dictionary of Small Business

Directory of business terms & definitions

Home Business Research

Info, tools & resources for home-based small businesses

Inc.

Info, tools & resources for small & mid-size businesses

NetMBA

Reference source for general business topics & concepts

QuickMBA

Reference source for general business topics & concepts

Residual-Rewards

Directory of business terms & discussions on other topics

Small Business Television

Video clips on a variety of small business topics & issues

Small Business Trends

Topical information about small business issues

The Small Business Advisor

Info & advice on starting or running a small business

Business - Management

American Management Assoc.

General management information

BizMove.com

Guides, tools & ideas to manage your business

CA HealthCare Foundation

Guide to buying employee health coverage in California

Cortera

Company credit & financial information

Docstoc

Source for business & legal documents

Northern California SBDC

Local resources to assist ongoing businesses 

Salary.com

Online personnel & payroll management service

 

 

Small Biz Bee

Info & advice for home & small businesses

Business - Networking

American Express Open Forum

Small business online networking community

Biznik

Info sharing among local entrepreneurs

SOHO America

Small business online networking community

Business - Sourcing

ThomasNet

Industrial manufacturers, distributors and services directory

Business Operations - Restaurants

Allfoodbusiness.com

General info about the food & restaurant industry

CA Restaurant Association

Info, resources & networking opportunities

Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Info, resources & networking opportunities

J.G. Bonilla Auctioneers

Local source for new & used equipment

Restaurant Equipment World

Equipment sales, design & installation

Restaurant Management Center

Resources & info on all aspects of restaurant mgt.

Restaurant Owner

Resources & info on all aspects of restaurant mgt.

Restaurant Realty Company

Source for buying, selling & leasing restaurants

RestaurantReport

Resources & info on all aspects of restaurant mgt.

Restaurants For Sale Online

Source specializing in buying & selling & restaurants

Score 12 month P&L Worksheet

12 Month Profit & Loss Worksheet

Business Operations - Retail

Retail Business Expenses listing

Retail Startup expense catagories

Apparel Search

Apparel & textile industry directories

The Retail Owners Institute

Focus on retail finance, inventory mgt. & cash flow

Business Opportunities - Buy

BizBen

Listing of small to mid-size businesses for sale

bizjournals

Listing of small to mid-size businesses for sale

CA Association of Business Brokers

Listing of small to mid-size businesses for sale

Business Opportunities - Franchise

FranChoice

Finding the right franchise to buy

FranNet

Finding the right franchise to buy

Business Opportunities - State

CA Department of Financial Institutions

Info on selling to the State of California

Business Plans - Samples

Bplans

Free sample business plans & general information

Entrepreneur

Free sample business plans & general information

SamplePlan

Business plan templates (fee-based)

Business Plans - Software

Atlas Business Solutions

Windows-only compatible with sample plans

Fundable Plans

Web-based planning & financial forms

JIAN

Macintosh & Windows compatible

PlanWare

Various business planning software products 

Business Plans - Tools

BulletProof Business Plans

Business plan software, samples & information

Center for Business Planning

Business plan software, samples & information

MasterCard

Several easy to use business guides

The One Page Business Plan Co.

Business plan software, samples & information

Business- Sourcing

MacRAE's Blue Book

Directory of industrial suppliers

Process Register

Online industrial buyer's guide

Business Start-Ups

Wicked Start

Turn Your IdeaI Into a Business - FREE Service

About.com:Small Business

General small business information

AllBusiness.com

Info & tools to help small business start-ups

Business Owner's Toolkit

Info & tools to help small business start-ups

FreshMonie.com

Launch Web, Mobile & Social Start-ups

MWBE.com

Support for minority & women business entrepreneurs

SME Toolkit

Info, tips & resources on all aspects of business

StartupNation

Variety of info on all aspects of starting a business

The Entrepreneur Network

Info, resources & advice for inventors & entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur's Help Page

Info & tools to help small business start-ups

WomanOwned

Info, tools & networking opportunities for women

Women's Initiative

Local support for low-income women entrepreneurs

WORK.COM

How-to guides for entrepreneurs

eCommerce - Marketing

MarketingTips

Online business marketing resources & training

Multichannel Merchant

Online business marketing resources & training

eCommerce - Payment

2CO

Internet payment service

Elavon

Internet payment service

PayPal

Internet payment service

eCommerce - Security

VeriSign

Tools & services to protect online transactions

Funding - Angel Investors

Keiretsu Forum

All Types, $250K-$1.5Mil, Randy Williams CEO

Life Science Angels, Inc.

Bio/Life Science, $200k-$700K, Allan May Chairman

Investors' Circle

Green/Solar, $200k-$500K, Deb Parsons Co-Director

Angels' Forum

All Types, $250K-$500K, Carol Sands Manager

Band Of Angels 

Tech/Bio/Mobile, $300-$1Mil, Ian Sobieski Director

Tribe of Angels

Targeted Investments, Paul Allen Manager

North Bay Angels

Tech/Mobile, $250-$1Mil, David Hehman Chairman

Golden Gate Angels

All Types, $25k-$100K, Tom Cervantez Director

Angel Capital Association

Directory of angel investor organizations

Angel Capital Education Foundation

Directory of angel investor organizations & general info

Funding - General

BizBuyFinancing

Info on various sources for business loans

BusinessFinance.com

Info on various sources for business loans

Consumer Credit Counseling Services

Local credit counseling & debt consolidation advice

OBDC Finance

Local commercial loan sources and services

Prosper

Online peer-to-peer lending service

Funding - Grants

Foundation Center

Source for non-profit funding & grant writing information

Funding - Microloans

Kiva

Local community microloan program

Opportunity Fund

Local community microloan program

Funding - Venture Capital

Garage Technology Ventures

Funding for California hi-tech start-ups

vFinance

Directory of venture capital firms

Graphic Design, Marketing, Websites

AG Designs

Professional design solutions-App's, Logos, print, websites

Government - County

Alameda County

Fictitious name registration

Contra Costa County 

Fictitious name registration

Solano County

Fictitious name registration

Government - Federal

Business.usa.gov

Info & tools to help small business start-ups

Internal Revenue Service

Tax info, forms & EINs (employer identification numbers)

Small Business Administration

Services, tools & tips for small businesses

Government - General

State and Local Gov. on the Net

Directory of U.S. state, county & city government websites

Government - State

CA Business Portal

Info about starting a business in California

CA Employment Development Dept.

California payroll tax information & forms

CA Franchise Tax Board

California corporate tax information

CA Sec. of State - Business Programs

General information about doing business in California

CA State Board of Equalization

California business tax & fee nformation

CalGold

California business permit information

California Tax Service Center

Guides to California income, payroll, sales & use taxes

State of California

General information about California

Intellectual Property

U.S. Copyright Office

Copyright information

International Trade - Exporting

Export.gov

Info about exporting from the U.S.

International Trade Administration

Government assistance programs for exporters

International Trade - Financing

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Info about financing small business exports

INCOTERMS 

Explanation of international terms of sale 

International Trade - General

CalChamber

Resources & contacts for California exporters & importers

Port of Oakland

Directory of Northern California resources

International Trade - Importing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Info about importing into the U.S.

International Trade - Partners

Federal Maritime Commission

Directory of licensed U.S. freight forwarders 

Global Sources

Database linking buyers & sellers worldwide

Kompass

Database linking buyers & sellers worldwide

NCBFAA

Directory of Customhouse Brokers & Freight Forwarders

International Trade - Research

Alibaba.com

Online source for products, suppliers & buyers

PIERS

Commodity, exporter & importer information

TradePort

California export & import data & trade leads

USA Trade Online

U.S. export & import data

Inventors - General

 

InventNET

Info & advice about developing & marketing inventions

Inventors Alliance

Local networking organization for prospective inventors

Will It Sell?

General information for inventors

Inventors - Patents

Delphion

Patent search

FreePatentsOnline

Patent research & general information

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent & trademark information

Legal - General

BusinessLaws.com

Legal documents & information

FindLaw

Legal documents & information

LegalZoom

Legal documents & information

Nolo

Legal documents & information

Legal - Employment Law

LawRoom

Legal documents & information

Legal - Incorporation

CA Department of Corporations

California business incorporation information 

Harvard Business Services

Business incorporation information & services

MyCorporation

Business incorporation information & services

The Company Corporation

Business incorporation information & services

Market Research - General

Alameda County Library

Access to various databases & other information

Hoovers

Basic information about thousands of companies

ReferenceUSA

Business & consumer database - available @ libraries

U.S. Census Bureau

Business & consumer information & projections

Market Research - Location

City-Data.com

Detailed city & zip code information

ePodunk

In-depth information about communities & counties

New Geography

Demographic & economic information

ZIPskinny

Demographic & economic information

Market Research - Statistics

Bizminer

Industry research & data (subscription-based)

BizStats

Financial & operating data for business planning

STAT-USA/Internet

Source for U.S. business, trade & economic information

Marketing - General

Huthwaite

Techniques for business-to-business (B2B) selling

Marketing Teacher

Source of information on a variety of marketing issues

Professional Services Marketing

Marketing & communications for professional services

Marketing - Promotion

Area's Best Business

Alternative solutions to reaching potential customers

Chief Marketer

General advice & information on promoting your business

MyLogo

Logo advice & design

PR Toolkit

Info, tips & tools for effective company communications

Marketing - Survey Tools

QuestionPro

Online survey tools and information

Survey Monkey

Online survey tools and information

Zoomerang

Online survey tools and information

Marketing Plans

Mplans

Free sample marketing plans & general advice

Web Site Marketing Plan

Info & resources to help develop a marketing plan

Mobile App Development

MyCloudFace

AG Designs

Online Selling

craigslist

Community of buyers & sellers

eBay

Community of buyers & sellers

Etsy

Community of handmade merchandise buyers & sellers

Professional Services - Financial

CalCPA

Directory of California certified public accounts

California Accounts

Directory of various financial service providers

CPAdirectory

Directory of California certified public accounts

E-chx, Inc.

Payroll outsourcing service

Paychex

Payroll outsourcing service

Professional Services - Insurance

Insurance Information Institute

General information for business insurance

Professional Services - Legal

Alameda County Bar Association

Directory of Alameda County lawyers

American Bar Association

General information for legal services

Contra Costa County Bar Association

Directory of Contra Costa County lawyers

Attorneys.com

Matches local Attoney's to your legal issue

Lawyers.com

Directory of legal services

Solano County Bar Association

Directory of Solano County lawyers

Professional Services - Real Estate

Cityfeet

Commercial real estate availability resource

Social Networking

jabezenterprisegroup

Resources to help you setup social networking

Add This

Tools to spread & track web content

Delicious

Bookmark organizing tool

Digg

Web content evaluation

Social Marketing - Blogs

Blogger

Blog set-up

Copyblogger

Develop creative writing & content marketing skills

LiveJournal

Crossover social networking & blog platform

Moveable Type

Variety of social publishing platofrms & services

TypePad

Blog tools & tips

WordPress

Complete blogging start-up kit & process

Social Marketing - Email

Constant Contact

Email platform & templates

Lyris

Email platform & templates

Social Marketing - General

2hats Consulting

Tools & support for small business owners

Boot Camp Digital

Live & online training programs 

eMarketer

General information about digital marketing & media

Grow Smart Business

Info, tools & insights on how businesses use social media

Mashable

Info, tips & resources to using social media

Sustainability

2Sustain

General information & news

Bay Area Green Business Program

Resources to help small businesses become sustainable

Earth 2017

Practical advice on becoming a sustainable business

Triple Pundit

Info on the triple bottom line - people, planet & profit

Trade Shows

BizTradeShows.Com

Industry-specific trade show information

Trade Show News Network

Industry-specific trade show information

Trade-Show-Advisor.com

Info, resources and tips on trade show participation

Website - DIY Development 

CoffeeCup

Website information, software & support

HTML Goodies

Website information, software & support

HTMLCenter

Website information, software & support

Website - Domain Names

checkdomain.com

Establishing a domain name for your website

Sedo

Source for buying & selling domain names

Website - Free Hosting

Bravenet

Website information, tools & support

Netfirms

Website information, tools & support

Webs

Website information, tools & support

Website - Keywords

Good Keywords

Info & software to maximize keyword results

Google AdWords

Improve your Google search results

Website - Linkage

Onlywire

Info & software to integrate with social networks

Open Directory Project

Free site for linking to a specific directory category

Website - Management

Google Analytics

Tools to analyze website traffic & marketing effectiveness

LinkPopularity

Search engine optimization training, tools & tips

searchengines.com

Search engine optimization training, tools & tips

SEO Book

Search engine optimization training, tools & tips

Website - Paid Hosting

1&1

Full service website support

Go Daddy

Full service website support

Hostway

Full service website support

 

 

 
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