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Featured Articles, Websites and Publications

USA.gov - Small Business Resources

Braddocks's -  Free Guide to Exporting

FranNet's - Guide to Starting a Franchise Business

Hubspot's eBook - Guide to Facebook Business Page

BizBuySell's - 6 Steps to Help You Sell Your Business

Truste's - Building a Trusted Mobile Strategy

GettingAttention's - 2011 Guide to Non-Profit Marketing Wisdom

Hubspot's - Learning SEO (Search Engine Optimization) from the Experts: a Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Susan Gunelious - Excerpt from 30-Minute Social Media Marketing



Other Business Resources and Links

Business Tools

Businessformtemplate.com - 250 ready-to-use business form templates that you can download and print for free
Pressreleasetemplates.net  - Press release templates that you can download, customize, and print for free

Business Information

Business.usa.gov - Official business link to the US government 
How does business factoring work?
Internal Revenue Service - Small business and self-employed tax and information center
SBA - start-up information, loan guarantee programs and more
Business Start-Up Information (Texas Secretary of State)
All Business - a D&B company - Online business solutions and advice
American Express Business Forum  - On-line tools, topics, and business forum
Bloomberg Businessweek - Small business articles and tools
Entrepreneur.com – Articles, startup information and more
MoreBusiness.com - Business articles, tools and more

Market Research

U.S. Bureau of the Census – extensive statistical data and demographics
ResearchWikis™ is an on-line library of baseline business market research.
Econdata.net –Links to regional statistical data
BuyUSA.com –Find non-U.S. importers and buyers seeking U.S. sources of supply
Texas Real Estate Market Reports

City Information

Alvin
Angleton
Brazoria
Clute
Danbury
Freeport
Lake Jackson
Manvel
Pearland
Richwood
Sweeny
West Columbia

Chambers of Commerce

Angleton Chamber of Commerce
Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce
Brazoria Chamber of Commerce
Sweeny Chamber of Commerce and City of Sweeny Events
West Columbia Chamber of Commerce

County Links and Organizations

Brazoria County Clerk  - Assumed Name  (D.B.A.) Certificate     

State of Texas Websites

Governor's website for Small Business Assistance
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (for State Sales Tax information)
Online State Tax Forms 
Texas Secretary of State (Business and Public Filings)--Corporations section
 Texas Secretary of State ( Business Start-Up Information)
Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission 
Commission on Environmental Quality
Texas Department of Insurance 
Family and Protective Services 
Governor’s Office – Economic Development and Tourism 
TX Online-TX at your Fingertips
Texas Workforce Commission

Other Business Topics (Alphabetical order)

Business Insurance
Business Insurance needs 
Small Business Insurance

Business Plans 
Bplans.com - Business plan samples and other how to guides
Businessplans.org - Business plan samples, guidelines and tools

Business structure -- see Legal Business Structure

Buying or Selling a Business

Credit Issues
AnnualCreditReport.com - Obtain free credit reports and links to purchase credit scores ($7.95 Equifax)
5 C's of Credit - Criteria to qualifiy for business loans

Financing, loans, alternative funding
SBA financial assistance programs
Start-up Business Financing
Is There a Perfect Solution to Financing Your Business?
Commercial Financing for Business

Franchise
Franchise Opportunities (FranFit)
Franchise Online Market Place for Franchise Opportunities

Grants
Does Grant Money for Business Truly Exist?
Business.gov (general information about Grants)
 
HomeBizTools (home business resources)

Legal Issues

Small Business Law -- LexisNexis
Legal Business Structure (QuickBooks article)

Licenses & Permits  
Contractor's License Bond Requirements
      Bond Resources
License and Permits Checklist
SBA Search for Business License & Permits

Marketing
Email Marketing - Constant Contact

Non-profit links:

Life Cycle of a Public Charity (IRS)
Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-profits (IRS)

PCHS Forms:

Linton-Baal
Stark-Anderson
Shapiro-Walker
Giddings-Hiltz-Richards

Dr. Sweatt's Website

U. S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
     
SBDC Net

Tax information:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Small Business One-Stop Resource
IRS Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop
Business Expenses
Employer ID Numbers (EINs) -- Tax I.D. No.
Sales and Use Tax
State Franchise Taxes
Tax Law Changes for Businesses
Tax Topics For Business Owners

VETERANS Resources (USAVETBIZ)

Websites

For the latest version of ADOBE READER:
http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

For more information or an appointment, call 979.230.3380 or email Brazosport College SBDC.