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AllBusiness: Your Small Business Advantage

The site provides hundreds of how-to articles, expert advice, and downloadable (for a fee) business forms and agreements.


This meta site  provides extensive links to Small Business categories, including business plans, managing growth, franchising, minority-owned businesses, family-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, etc.

Business Nation

The site contains a comprehensive Small Business Resource Directory, including Web site links, entrepreneur resources, small business news, and much more.


Developed and maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration, this is a one-stop portal to any kind of Federal form or information that a small business owner needs to access; the topics range from Federal government services (including training and financial assistance) to applicable laws and regulations.

California Businesses for Sale 

Businesses for sale in California can be identified by type of business, geographic area, date, cost, and keyword.

California Business Portal

Sponsored by the California Economic Development Partnership, this website provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or relocating a business in California. 

CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit

Downloadable checklists, model business plans, forms, and other documents are available here free of charge.

Digital Commerce Center

The site contains online resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners.


From the California Healthcare Foundation, this site provides "independent, unbiased information" to help "small business owners in California" decide whether to offer health insurance to employees and to choose the best plan for their company and employees. It includes legal considerations, who is eligible for coverage, and a step-by-step planning guide for setting up a business health plan.

HowStuffWorks Business Channel

Part of the award-winning HowStuffWorks destination site, this is an unusual resource for anyone who wants to know how different aspects of business work, from E-commerce to banner ads.


The Edward Lowe Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging “second-stage” business owners to peer network and take their company to the next level. A second-stage business is past the start-up stage but not yet professionally managed.

SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business

The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners free guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail and in person. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans’ business issues, and other matters.

Small Business Advisor

This site contains a wide variety of online information for the entrepreneur and small business owner.

Templates for Your Business 

An online gallery of templates used by small businesses, such as business plans and bank loan requests, created by the Seattle, Washington chapter of SCORE. 

Welcome Business USA

Practical hands-on, how-to’s, and ideas for operating a small business are gathered here.