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Everything you need to know to run your business, from equity to employees.

Important notice regarding information contained on this site


Starting Your Business

 

Do You Have What It Takes?
The Right Small Business for You
Evaluating Your Chance for Success
Getting Started
Now That You're Up and Running


Planning Your Business

 

What Can a Business Plan Do for You?
Preparing to Write Your Business Plan
Writing Your Business Plan
Using Your Business Plan
Business Plan Case Studies


Getting Financing for Your Business

 

Your Business's Financing Profile
Financing Basics: Debt vs. Equity
Equity Financing
Debt Financing
Government Financing Programs


Marketing Your Product

 

Overview: The Marketing Challenge
Analyzing the Market Environment
Market Research
Developing and Refining Your Product
Packaging and Pricing Your Product
Choosing Distribution Methods
Promotion, Advertising, and PR
Building a Successful Marketing Plan
Total Quality Management (TQM)


Your Office and Equipment

 

Your Home Office
Equipping Your Business
Vehicles and Your Business
Protecting Your Business and Assets
Safety in Your Workplace


 

Small Business Tools

 

Model business documents
Financial spreadsheet templates
Checklists
Official Government Forms


People Who Work for You

 

Recruiting and Hiring
Paying Your Employees
Benefits for Your Workers
Rules for Your Workers
Motivating Your Workers
Disciplining Your Workers
Firing and Termination


Managing Your Business Finances

 

Your Basic Bookkeeping
Credit and Collections
Managing Your Cash Flow
Major Purchases and Projects
Analyzing Your Financial Position


Controlling Your Taxes

 

Your Payroll Tax Obligations
Federal Income Tax Obligations
Your Sales Tax Obligations
Your State Tax Obligations


Building Your Personal Wealth

 

Creating Your Wealth-Building Plan
Building Blocks of Financial Plans
Passing Along Wealth to Your Heirs


Win Government Contracts

 

Leap Of Faith
Go For It!
After The Bid
Who Will Help Me?

 

Getting Out of Your Business

 

Planning for Succession
Selling Your Business

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information contained on this site is meant as general information only. It should not be used as a substitute for legal, tax or financial advice. As laws vary from state to state, and are constantly changing, only a lawyer, accountant, tax or financial advisor can provide you with specific advice to rely upon. Please seek the advice of an attorney, accountant, and/or tax or financial advisor to assist you in dealing with your specific legal, tax and financial issues.